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Virtual Open Day

Welcome to our Sixth Form virtual open day experience, a chance to learn about the subjects we offer, the facilities we have available at Wickersley, and how we prepare our Sixth Form students for university, and life after school.

This year, due to the government restrictions on mass gatherings, we’re unable to invite students into school to learn about Wickersley Sixth Form. So here, online, you will find lots of information about who we are, what’s important to us and what we offer. Below, you will find videos from our staff and students, explaining everything you need to know about life at Wickersley Sixth Form.

You can also learn about how to apply for Wickersley Sixth Form, and how our application process will work this year.

We’ve tried to include all the key information students and parents need to know about our Sixth Form, including frequently asked questions. Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at sixthform@wickersley.net.

Welcome to Wickersley

At Wickersley, we value more than just grades.

We’re proud of how much we support our students for life beyond sixth form. On your very first day with us, we’ll encourage you to think beyond sixth form and where you want to go when your studies end.

Our pastoral programme has been carefully designed to prepare you for sixth form study and beyond. Our blend of enrichment, tutorial, employability lectures, work experience and student support ensures that every student receives a personalised programme of study.

This programme runs alongside your academic qualifications and is intended to not only hone your study skills but also develop strength of character that will prepare you for your future in higher education, work, or further training.

The recipe for success at sixth form is simple; work hard, develop good study habits, listen carefully to feedback, and remain buoyant after disappointment and setback. Having dreams and goals is also important – keep focused on these throughout your studies.

Put simply, hard work and determination pay; students who knuckle-down and make the most of the support that is offered in school will reap the rewards. It’s also essential that students are studying the courses that best match their interests and capability.

We aim to send every young person into the world able and qualified to play their full role in it.

Mr S Gaynor
Head of Sixth Form

Welcome to Wickersley

Subjects on offer  – our option blocks and picking the right options

 

Video from SGR – explaining the option blocks and the importance of picking the right subjects

 

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Welcome to Wickersley

A day at Wickersley Sixth Form is different from the school days you have experienced before. 

In the video below, our students explain what study at Wickersley is like. 

More information can be found in our student handbook explaining life at sixth form.

Student Handbook

Welcome to Wickersley

Our enrichment programme

Sport at sixth form

Sport at sixth form

What our students say

What our students say

What our students say

84% of our grades were A*- C

35% of our grades were As or A*s

This year,  34% of our students secured a place at a Russell Group university. Russell Group universities are considered to be the best universities in the U.K. The national average is 20%.

81% of our students were placed at their first choice university.

What our students say

The minimum qualification for entry into Wickersley Sixth Form is five 4 grades at GCSE (or equivalent), including Maths and English. There are specific entry requirements for certain subjects, please see individual course pages or contact us for more information.

A student who does not achieve a grade 4 in their Maths and/or English GCSE will be required to resit these as a condition of their offer. We recommend that students who achieve a grade 4 resit Maths or English to secure a grade 5 during their time at Sixth Form.

Applicants will need to have a proven record of good or excellent effort in Year 11 to qualify for a place, verified by a suitable reference.

 

Further entry tests will be set in each subject in the first weeks of the course in September, this will be taken into account in assessing a student’s suitability for the course.

Once you have applied, you will be invited to an interview with a member of the Sixth Form team to discuss your current effort, attainment and subject choices. If successful, you will be given a conditional offer to study with us, your offer will become firm once you have received your GCSE exam results, and you have enrolled with us in the Summer.

If you are already a Wickersley student, then there is no need to apply online. Speak to your form tutor for more information. All other students can apply online now: [link]

What our students say

  •       Can I study a subject if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

Unfortunately, not​. We know from experience that if you do not meet the entry requirements for a subject, you’re unlikely to perform well in it.

  •       Can the option blocks change?

Unlikely at this stage. We try our best to accommodate students’ requests, but we understand that we can’t please everybody. We welcome ​your feedback ​on our option blocks.

  •       Can I change my option choices after I’ve started?

Yes. You can swap subjects until the end of September​.​

  •       Could the subjects that we offer change?

Yes. Subjects will only run if classes are large enough. We try to notify students as soon as possible if this​ happens. ​

  •       How do I apply?

If you are not currently a Wickersley student, you can submit an online application right now [link]. Wickersley students ​must ​apply via their form tutor.

  •       When will I be interviewed?

Students will be invited to attend an interview from January onwards. Interviews this year may have to take a different format than usual, we will be in touch with more details closer to the time.

  •       Can I visit the school?

Under normal circumstances, yes. Students who gain a place to study with us are invited to a ‘taster day’ in the Spring. However, this year we may not be able to host our usual event. Please check our website regularly for more details.  

  •       Where can I find the admissions policy?

Our admissions policy for 2020/2021 can be found here [link].

  •       How do I confirm my place after results day?

If your application is successful, you will be given a conditional offer to study with us. This conditional offer reserves you a place with us until September. Once you have received your GCSE results in the Summer, you must confirm your place by registering with us online. Details about how to register online will be shared with all​ of our​ offer holders before results day.

  •       Should I apply to more than one sixth form or college?

We recommend that students apply to more than one provider.

Frequently asked questions

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Can I study a subject if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

Unfortunately, not​. We know from experience that if you do not meet the entry requirements for a subject, you’re unlikely to perform well in it.

Can the option blocks change?

Unlikely at this stage. We try our best to accommodate students’ requests, but we understand that we can’t please everybody. We welcome ​your feedback ​on our option blocks.

Can I change my option choices after I’ve started?

Yes. You can swap subjects until the end of September​.​

Could the subjects that we offer change?

Yes. Subjects will only run if classes are large enough. We try to notify students as soon as possible if this​ happens. ​

How do I appy?

If you are not currently a Wickersley student, you can submit an online application right now [link].

Wickersley students ​must ​apply via their form tutor.

When will I be interviewed?

Students will be invited to attend an interview from January onwards. Interviews this year may have to take a different format than usual, we will be in touch with more details closer to the time.

Can I visit the school?

Under normal circumstances, yes. Students who gain a place to study with us are invited to a ‘taster day’ in the Spring. However, this year we may not be able to host our usual event. Please check our website regularly for more details. 

Where can I find the admissions policy?

Our admissions policy for 2020/2021 can be found here – wickersley.net/policies.

How do I confirm my place after results day?

If your application is successful, you will be given a conditional offer to study with us. This conditional offer reserves you a place with us until September. Once you have received your GCSE results in the Summer, you must confirm your place by registering with us online. Details about how to register online will be shared with all​ of our​ offer holders before results day.

Should I apply to more than one sixth form or college?

We recommend that students apply to more than one provider.