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The Robert Napier School

Sixth Form

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.  For 2021, we plan to offer a large and diverse set of Level 3 qualifications, which will comprise of 17 subjects including Academic, Applied and Technical Awards.  Over the past 2 years, I have been delighted with the continually improved outcomes at Level 3.  These include:

  • The average grade is now C in A Level, a Merit in Applied courses and a Distinction in Technical awards.
  • There are 7 Subjects with 100% of students achieving a C or above
  • 17/24 subjects had 1 or more students achieving an A/A*/Dist*
  • The average grade across all Level 3 subjects was up by a third of a grade on attainment and half a grade on progress.

To assist students both during their time here at The Robert Napier School and after they leave us, we offer three clear areas of support.

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 3 academic studies.  For further details please click here.

We believe that such a wide-ranging support package rivals most other Sixth Forms 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