We have welcomed our new year 12 into the Sixth Form which continues to show growth, in particular from external students where we have seen a doubling of numbers this year. We currently have around 230 in the Sixth Form which has shown a 40% increase over the last 6 years.
Sixth Form parent information evening - Thursday 21st September at 6.30pm
Knowledge Tests - Monday 9th October (for 2 weeks)
End of term 1 - Friday 20th October
Start of term 2 - Monday 30th October
Sixth Form Open Evening - this is for those thinking of applying to our Sixth Form - Thursday 2nd November at 6.00pm
Sixth Form Parents Evening - Thursday 16th November
End of term 2 - Thursday 21st December
Ensuring success for all
This year we were very pleased with our results and the destinations of our students. Over 70% have gone to University, 40% of which were to a Russell Group, including 2 to Cambridge to study Engineering and History, which means that we currently have 11 ex-Wheatley Parkers studying at Oxford or Cambridge. The most popular subjects being studied at University are Psychology, Law, Physics and Engineering. Amongst the other subjects included Medicine, Midwifery and Nursing. 3 students were successful in gaining an Apprenticeship and around 10 students are having a Gap Year.
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.
I hope you find many of your questions answered by browsing through the site, however, if you need any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via
We look forward to receiving your application.
Mr Graham West
Head of Sixth Form