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Welcome to the Wickersley Sixth Form Virtual Open Day Experience

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 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

Welcome Message

Scott Gaynor  |  Head of Sixth Form

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Welcome Message

Scott Gaynor  |  Head of Sixth Form

Welcome to Wickersley

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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

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Why Wickersley?

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What’s important to us?

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What is Sixth Form?

Subjects on offer

Click a subject from the option blocks below to find detailed information about that subject, including video explanations from staff, and details about any subject entry requirements.

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What subjects should I choose?

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How to pick your options

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Things to consider about choices

More about Wickersley Sixth Form

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More About Wickersley Sixth Form

The Sixth Form day

  • You study 3 subjects or equivalent, or perhaps 4
  • You attend 4 lessons per subject per week
  • You will have several ‘independent study’ periods on your timetable
  • There is no uniform, but you must follow our dress code

How we support our students

  • Our sixth form has a dedicated support team that is on-hand to support students with any personal or educational issues
  • Students are encouraged to come and speak to a member of the sixth form team if they have any questions or worries
  • Alternatively, students can speak to their class teacher or any other member of staff in school

Enrichment Programme

All students have the opportunity to participate in activities that supplement their studies. These activities are designed to enhance students’ time at Wickersley Sixth Form and develop key skills that will benefit them both in, and outside of the classroom.

In the past, activities have included; The Duke of Edinburgh Award, cooking on a budget, teaching, beginners Spanish and many more. Our enrichment programme consists of weekly timetabled sessions that run throughout year 12.

Wickersley School & Sports College

  • An oversubscribed 11-16 school with more than 1700 students
  • A part of Wickersley Partnership Trust
  • Ofsted Outstanding school
  • Wickersley houses the resource base for Secondary Hearing Impaired Students
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What do I do when I’m not in lesson?

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Our Expectations

Sport at Sixth Form

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Sport at Sixth Form

There is a strong emphasis on sport in our enrichment programme, with opportunities to participate as a coach, leader or official within the same range of sports offered at lower school. There are opportunities to represent Wickersley in sporting competitions too.

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Rotherham United Elite Football Development Programme

 in partnership with Wickersley School and Sports College

This exciting new scholarship aims to give talented young players between the ages of 16 and 18 the chance to combine A-Level studies with a practical football experience.

Wickersley Sixth Form students will benefit from an extensive football development curriculum delivered by highly qualified and experienced coaches alongside specialist staff delivering other aspects of our multi-discipline training model, including sport science and performance analysis.

The sixth form football team will compete in the EFL Community and Education Football Alliance League (CEFA), which consists of teams represented by EFL and Premier League Clubs. The league hosts a demanding and high standard of football through which players may progress to Rotherham United FC’s official Under 18s.

In addition to the football programme, the students will have the option to study a range of A-Level courses at Wickersley Sixth Form.

Students interested in apply for this scholarship should email

If choosing this option, please make a note of this in the appropriate place on the application form.

What our students say

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What our students say

Results & Destinations

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Results & Destinations

84% of our grades were A*- C

35% of our grades were As or A*s

84% of our grades were A*- C

35% of our grades were As or A*s

This year, 31% 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. 

Last year, Wickersley Sixth Form students secured places at some of the U.K.’s most prestigious universities, including Cambridge and Durham.

We’re especially proud of our applied outcomes. Wickersley Sixth Form performs consistently above the national average for our applied subjects.

Our student handbook contains lots of information about what it’s like to be a student at Wickersley Sixth Form. We encourage all prospective students to read this:

How to apply

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How to Apply

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.

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.

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.

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:

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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

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

If you are not currently a Wickersley student, you can submit an online application right now (the link is further up this page). Wickersley students ​must ​apply via their form tutor.

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.

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. 

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

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.

We recommend that students apply to more than one provider.

Thank you for joining us for our Virtual Open Day Experience.  We hope you’ve found this site useful, and we look forward to welcoming you into our Sixth Form in September 2021.

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Wickersley School & Sports College is a part of Wickersley Partnership Trust.