The majority of our students progress to university after completing A Levels and so we offer a carefully structured programme to prepare them for submitting applications to UCAS or other Higher Education portals.
Most of this is delivered through our PSHE programme which is delivered by members of the Sixth Form teaching team, who all have a weekly programme to follow and plenty of resources to deliver it. A great deal of general advice is given and students start work on Personal Statements in the Summer Term of Lower Sixth, to be in a position to complete them, as well as their electronic applications, in early September of Upper Sixth.
Outside speakers give talks both to the whole year group and to targeted groups throughout the Lower Sixth. Advice is also given about such things as Gap Years, again via form teachers and outside speakers.
We encourage all students to go through the process of preparing an application as valuable practice for the future, even if they then choose not to submit it; it is good preparation for completing a comprehensive CV.
We also host a biennial Higher Education Fair which is represented by admissions tutors from a wide range of UK and International Academic Institutions.
Sixth Form News
On Thursday evening 5 October, we were delighted to open our doors as we held our annual Open Evening: it was great to see so many faces, both new and old, enjoying an evening of discovery, learning and fun!
On Wednesday 4 October, the Inspired Sixth Form Charity Team raised money for the Morocco Earthquake Appeal by holding a green and red, Moroccan themed day for the whole school.
On Monday, Vision Linens’ Group Retail Director Warren Gell visited Westholme, to talk with our INSPIRED Sixth Form students studying Business and Economics. Mr Gell focused on brand and sales strategy, and how to overcome business issues whilst growing a business. The presentation was held in the LRC and included other Senior students as well.