Higher Education & Careers

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

All Sixth Form students receive extensive careers and university advice in 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

Creative Multilingualism Programme

10 Jul 19

Congratulations to Lower Sixth Form student, Louisa Harkness, who has been awarded a Highly Commended award in the Magical Translation Competition, run by the Creative Multilingualism Programme and in conjunction with Oxford University.

Y12 Blencathra Trip

19 Jun 19

Year 12 biologists recently spent two enjoyable days at the Blencathra Field Studies Centre, in the Lake District, working on the Ecology topics for their A Level.

‘An incredible honour’ – Year 12’s Saoirse O’Neill reads moving D-Day poem on BBC North West Tonight

07 Jun 19

Saoirse O’Neill from our Sixth Form delivered a moving rendition of the war poem ‘Little Ships’ at Blackburn’s D-Day memorial service