Higher Education

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

A shining example from our Sixth Form mentors

26 Nov 21

Enterprising Sixth Form students have set up a mentoring scheme for younger students during lunchtime extra-curricular activities.

‘Standing Up’ with our human rights group

26 Nov 21

Members of Westholme’s Amnesty Human Rights Group are building a petition to help raise awareness for the release of two British-Iranian nationals held against their will in Iran – both imprisoned in Iran for charges they strongly deny.

Driving the 92 for CALM

25 Oct 21

Westholme Head Boy Ben Middleton, Jake Sharrocks and Fin Shepherd will drive across the country to visit all 92 professional league football grounds across the UK in order to raise money and awareness for their chosen charity CALM.