Our Sixth Form Open Evening will be taking place on Thursday 5th November from 6.00-8.00pm. Due to current restrictions in place this will be a virtual event, the links for which will appear on this page immediately prior to the event. Details as follows:
A live broadcast on Youtube with Mr Martin (Headteacher) and Mr West (Head of Sixth Form). We will be explaining why you should apply to our Sixth Form, how you apply and what to take into account when applying. The broadcast will begin at 6.00pm
This will then be followed by an opportunity to watch a short pre-recorded video for every subject that we will be offering. You will be able to watch as many of them as you wish!
After you have watched the subject videos you will be able to join a Google Meet with the relevant Head of Department. This will be a live question and answer session where you will be able to type in a question to the chat facility (or ask a question via the microphone) and the Head of Department will respond.
Ensuring success for all
Many congratulations to Year 13 students. Their A-Level results enabled them to progress to their chosen destinations in education, employment or training. Out of a cohort of 89 students, 70% of them will be heading off to universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, where we have 5 students who will be studying Medicine, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Psychology, and Archaeology.
Our Sixth Form continues to enjoy a huge rise in the number of applications, this year our Year 12 will be the largest we can ever remember, comprising both internal and external students.
We were delighted to recently hear the following news from IntoUnivesity:
Wheatley Park School has been nominated for Secondary School of the Year by staff at IntoUniversity Oxford South East as part of our 2019-20 Partnership Awards. IntoUniversity now works with over 40,000 young people each academic year. We provide a unique learning programme for our students which supports them to achieve their potential throughout their school journey and into their chosen aspiration. Our Partnership Awards are an annual opportunity to recognise exceptional key supporters and thank them for all of their efforts and dedication.
The sixth form is a very special time when there is greater freedom and enjoyment as you study your particular interests. At our sixth form we want you to see great success in your studies, to be fully prepared for your future and to be an asset to society. We aim to provide you with a highly supportive environment where young adults are valued, respected and supported.
The crucial choices that you make now will determine your future as you mature into a young responsible adult. The Sixth Form leadership team, tutors and teachers will take a genuine interest in your progress and will be providing a supportive and caring environment where you can thrive. We are very proud of the guidance and advice that we can offer you so that your full potential can be achieved.
Our commitment to helping you prepare for the wider world is being delivered through a programme of enrichment and other accredited awards. Our aim at Wheatley Park Sixth Form is to prepare you for future success wherever that might be. Wheatley Park Sixth Form aims to provide an outstanding learning experience and to prepare students for the future demands of Higher Education and the Workplace. Although our high level of academic success is a key feature, the Sixth Form works equally hard to help you develop your skills, character and level of independence.
We take care to create an environment which has rigorous expectations and to provide students with everything necessary to be successful, yet at the same time retaining a sense of perspective and good humour.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Mr Graham West
Head of Sixth Form