Sixth Form at Clayesmore

At Clayesmore we are acutely aware that the twenty-first century workplace is a complex and rapidly changing environment that requires young people to be adaptable, flexible and to possess a broad range of skills and knowledge.

When you join the Sixth Form your world opens up dramatically. Whether you have been at Clayesmore for a few years or are new to the school everything changes. You will be taught in small classes, pursue the subjects you really like and can do well in, and have more opportunities, options and freedom than in the junior years of the school. There are added responsibilities too of course! With help you will prepare either for university, degree-apprenticeships or the world of work.

This is a great time to try new things. You can run your own business, chair debates in Model United Nations, be a leader in House, in the Theatre, the CCF, Sport, Music or as part of the community service programme. You can do work experience, network with former pupils, enjoy an internship and generally gain the skills and confidence for adult life. If you enjoy sport, you can take this to the highest level or you may like to get some coaching qualifications.

The Head of Sixth, Head of Careers and your academic tutor will guide and support you through the two years of Sixth Form, and mentor you through the university application process. You will be given opportunities to lead others, and to make a positive and active contribution as prefects, mentors and leaders within your house and the school.

You can read more about the courses which are available, and life in our Sixth Form, in the Sixth Form Prospectus & Course Directory.

“Joining the Sixth Form is a really important step in your life. You’ll remember it for years to come as a time of hard work and good fun, as well as an opportunity to form lasting relationships.

There really is something for everyone in our Sixth Form. It will provide you with the memories, the skills and the confidence to take on the challenges of the wider world.”

Mrs SarahJane Newland
Head of Sixth Form