About Our Sixth Form Centre
Welcome to the Sixth Form
The Castle School Sixth Form is a thriving and successful centre for post-16 education. We have a well-deserved reputation for significant and sustained academic and vocational success in a caring, supportive environment.
Our Sixth Form of over 300 students, some of whom join us from other schools, is based on a separate, dedicated Sixth Form site. This helps mark the clear transition from GCSE study into more challenging, independent learning and greater freedom of choice. However, the Sixth Form remains very much at the heart of the Castle School and we share a common ethos and approach.
From day one, students enjoy the welcoming and lively atmosphere, where high standards of conduct, learning and achievement are the norm. We believe that young people have a right to a safe, happy, varied and challenging learning experience where every individual student matters and all young people have abilities which must be realised.
The academic standards achieved by our students in external examinations are very high and represent a tradition of which we are very proud. The emphasis placed on learning, both as an independent individual and as a member of a group, continues to be a strong feature throughout post-16 study. So too does the emphasis on developing the personal qualities of resilience, self-responsibility and integrity.
We believe that academic success is just one aspect of life in the Sixth Form. Through Life Skills, Tutor Time and our unique Enrichment Programme, we offer a wider range of opportunities for students to develop their individual talents and interests both inside and outside the classroom. The world is a rapidly changing place and our Sixth Formers emerge as confident, skilled young adults, well equipped for the challenges they will meet now and in the future. To find out more about our overall curriculum offer, please visit our "Curriculum Overview" page or, for more specific subject information, please visit the "Course Guide" or "Subject Information Videos".