Sixth Form 2017-10-18T15:17:05+00:00

SIXTH FORM

WELCOME TO CWLC SIXTH FORM

Headteacher’s Sixth Form Perspective

In opening a sixth form, we and crucially the young people and their families, were taking a ‘leap of faith’.  Would life as a sixth former be different to that of a year 11 student?  Would the courses and challenges of A-level be met?  Would there be an enrichment programme that provides students with the skills for future challenges?

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Headteacher’s Sixth Form Perspective

In opening a sixth form, we and crucially the young people and their families, were taking a ‘leap of faith’.  Would life as a sixth former be different to that of a year 11 student?  Would the courses and challenges of A-level be met?  Would there be an enrichment programme that provides students with the skills for future challenges?

The results of our first cohort are fantastic, better than the national average and better than other local sixth forms, with:

  • 99% of students securing A* – E grades
  • 48% of students securing A* – B grades
  • 100% of students securing a C grade in maths GCSE re-sit
  • 100% of students securing a university place or work placement
  • Excellent student attendance indicting they enjoy their courses and want to attend

This start has been fantastic due to the young people, their parents and the commitment of all our staff.  Since our opening, we have won national competitions in art and in textiles, received national acclaim for our student led newspaper IRIS, raised a vast amount of money for our sixth form charities, survived the gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, eaten lots of cake and had our footballing skills severely tested, despite the coaching of West Bromwich Albion on enrichment afternoons!

Our sixth formers are based in a fantastic, discrete building that continues to grow, which keeps them part of the school but with their own distinct identity.  The curriculum offer allows balance and is supported by interesting, elective qualifications.  The students feel they are at a college within a school, separate and personal to them.

This is a vibrant student-led sixth form that is making a difference; where students from many different previous institutions create one harmonious sixth from.  Please do not hesitate to ask for a tour of the sixth form centre.  If you have any queries relating to our sixth form, curriculum or entry requirements, feel free to contact us.  Please follow us via Twitter and/or our website.

I look forward to meeting you.

Head of Sixth Form Matthew Mobberley

In joining Christopher Whitehead Sixth Form, students become part of a vibrant and supportive community in which they and staff work collegiately to foster an ethos of academic excellence and a love of learning.

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Head of Sixth Form Matthew Mobberley

In joining Christopher Whitehead Sixth Form, students become part of a vibrant and supportive community in which they and staff work collegiately to foster an ethos of academic excellence and a love of learning.

Our students benefit from a balance of support and challenge, enabling them to develop into independent young adults equipped with the skills desired by universities and employers.

The sixth form at Christopher Whitehead boasts its own sense of identity, established by our exceptional students, whilst remaining an integral part of the school. We encourage all of our sixth form students to get involved, whether taking on leadership responsibilities within the sixth form, or developing their skills supporting staff and students in the lower school.

This is a happy community, with outstanding pastoral support and high standards, where students challenge themselves and learn who they are, as they embark on the next exciting stage of their academic career.

Want to join our Sixth Form College? Applications open November 2017!

Sixth Form Latest News

On October 4th, Professor Maggie Andrews, from Worcester University, came to speak to us about "Volunteers and Voters", an interesting talk about the women's right to vote movement in the 20th century.

Detective Superintendent Whitaker came in for a 'careers lunch' and discussed 'a life in the police force' with students from year 12 and 13.

Dr Daniel Farrelly from the School of Psychology at Worcester University spoke to students from year 10 to 13 on Tuesday 7th March at Christopher Whitehead Language College & Sixth Form, as part of the Impetus Programme of inspirational talks.

Nic Harrington, a comedian, magician, computing expert and quantum physicist (possibly the most interesting job title we've ever come across), visited CWLC recently to speak to students about quantum computers.

Citizenship day 2017. All students worked off timetable for our annual Citizenship day with key themes of staying safe, tolerance, life skills and preparing for the future. Sixth form students all visited Worcester University to explore degree courses and University life.

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