Sixth Form Introduction

Sixth Form Introduction

Sixth Form Introduction

Longcroft’s popular, successful Sixth Form offers the 16-19 age group a wide range of A-Level and BTEC qualifications and the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of a large 11-19 school while making the transition from Year 11 to employment, further training or Higher Education.

Students may follow AS and A-Level courses in most subjects offered previously at GCSE plus subjects such as Media Studies, Business Studies, Psychology, Law and Sociology.

Mentoring is an important aspect of the Sixth Form programme. All students are allocated a mentor with whom they meet regularly to review, plan and celebrate. The vast majority of our students who apply are successful in earning a place at their chosen Higher Education institution and the mentor plays a key role in this process.

We offer a discrete programme for our highest achieving students in order to prepare them for application to the most competitive universities, courses and careers. Our success rate for students who choose to apply to top universities such as Cambridge and Oxford, or to courses such as Medicine or Veterinary Medicine is exceptional.

At Longcroft we recognise the value of students in taking us forward, and the NUS affiliated Longcroft Students’ Union is active in developing our provision and ensuring an effective student voice.

Enrichment opportunities and a wide range of extra-curricular activities offer our students the chance to diversify, develop new and existing skills, relax, socialise and enjoy working with others.

We look forward to an exciting future of challenge and achievement.

OfSTED’s View

We are delighted that OfSTED judged Longcroft to be a good school in the inspection of March 2013. In the inspection report the following quotations referred specifically to the Sixth Form:

“The sixth form is good and improving. Sixth-formers make good progress. Teaching is good and students have a mature approach to learning. Leadership of the sixth form is good.”

“Achievement in the sixth form is good. Students …make better progress than that of similar students nationally.”

Student’s Views on Longcroft’s Sixth Form

“It provides a relaxed working environment to suit all working styles.”

“I’m not 100% certain which career path I will be pursuing once I’ve completed my degree but I’m confident that the experiences and friendships I gained from my time at Longcroft will help me in whichever direction I go.”

“Everyone, staff and pupils, have been supportive, fun and above all friendly. I will always look back on my time at Longcroft with a smile.”

“Longcroft Sixth Form was the best decision I could have made for further education.”

“Thank you for two great years in a fantastic Sixth Form.”

We hope that you will choose to continue your education with us.