Higher Education & Careers

The principle aim of any school must surely be to find the perfect University course, Apprenticeship and career path for every single student to ensure their future happiness and success.

All Sixth Form students receive extensive careers and university advice throughout Years 12 and 13. This includes support from Mrs Hibberd, Head of Careers, Mr Oracz, Head of Sixth Form and the Sixth Form Pastoral Team.

Whilst careers education and advice is embedded throughout our whole curriculum for each year group it is in the Sixth Form that we reach the real business end of matters where we encourage our students to specialise further and seek work experience in their chosen field. Sixth Form are encouraged to build their CVs as most careers nowadays require work and other experience beyond A-level study.

There is also a biennial Higher Education Fair for students in Years 10 and above where students can find out more about a wide range of Universities.

Sixth Form News

OWs Lend Their Support to Year 13 Students at Mock Interview Event

15 Nov 22

We move closer and closer to the new year, when the Westholme Family will come together to celebrate 100 years of unrivalled holistic excellence, and this week we had a taste of what that celebratory atmosphere will feel like, as a large number of Old Westholmians returned to school as part of our Mock Interview…

STUDENTS SMASH A LEVEL RECORDS FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING

18 Aug 22

Westholme INSPIRED Sixth Former’s today celebrated record breaking results, with a staggering 67% of students achieving at least grade A or above; 26% leave Westholme with at least 1 A* grade and just over a quarter of our students accomplishing a clean sweep achieving all A/A* grades.

Celebrating a fantastic academic year!

13 Jul 22

On Friday, 8 July we celebrated the achievements of our students with our annual Senior Prize Giving ceremony in the Croston Theatre.