Welcome to the Robert Napier Sixth Form. Our sixth form students are highly valued and an important part of our school community. We look to them to be leaders and role models, demonstrating excellence in all they do.
We know that choosing where and what to study after GCSEs is a very big decision and we are therefore proud to offer our students the opportunity to study in a mature and supportive environment with dedicated specialist teachers. In 2020, we plan on offering our largest and diverse set of Level 3 qualifications, which comprises of 15 subjects including Academic and Vocational options. This year, I was pleased with the improved outcomes at L3. These included:
- Average grade is now C & Merit
- 7 Subjects with 100% C or above
- 7 subjects had 1 or more students achieving an A/A*/Dist*
- Average grade was up by a third of a grade on attainment and ½ a grade on Progress.
To assist students both during their time here at The Robert Napier school and also after they leave us, we have three clear areas support we offer.
The primary support is academic. Advanced level study brings new challenges and expectations with a greater focus on independent learning and wider reading. We offer personalised support to each student through the Sixth Form Leadership Team, as well as through class teachers, tutors and pastoral teams to ensure that each student is equipped and able to meet those challenges head on. Further details of the academic support can be found here.
Alongside the academic support with your three subjects, the non-academic enrichment programme includes high quality support with careers, offering advice and guidance on the next steps that our students take. Whether our students progress to higher education, apprenticeships or employment we help them to develop the skills and experience that will allow them to achieve their goals and aspirations. Further details regarding the non-academic enrichment programme, can be found here.
Finally, we also understand the importance of an active and engaging social scene for our young adults. Therefore, in consultation with the JLT, we organise regular and wide-ranging activities to balance the stresses associated with Level three studies. academic studies. For further details please click here.
We believe that such a wide-ranging support package rivals most other sixth form in the area and contributes to the development of well-rounded young people who can make meaningful contributions to society as a whole.
I sincerely hope that you choose to continue your academic journey with us.
Mr Matthew Fenton
Assistant Headteacher in charge of Sixth Form