THE Sixth Form at Horsforth in Leeds will be opening its doors to prospective students on Thursday, January 25th 2024.

Visitors will get to see the sixth form’s purpose-built campus and experience activities within departments like science, technology, art and music, as well as meet curriculum leaders and sixth formers. There will also be talks from the sixth form team and a chance to meet the dedicated Careers and UCAS Co-ordinator.

With inclusion embedded into the whole school’s values, post-16 students have access to a wide range of subjects across A Levels and vocationally focused qualifications, including criminology, mandarin, fine art, business, engineering and sport, as well as traditional subjects like maths and science.

With the support of their teachers, students consistently perform above average with last year’s A Level results being the top among all state schools in the city for the second consecutive year. Last August, the sixth form had 36 per cent of all grades marked at A*- A, and 68 at A*-B, with 84 per cent of leavers going on to higher education.

The Sixth Form at Horsforth’s Director, Oliver Watkins said: “Our offering is holistic and while we work incredibly hard to ensure every student has access to the best academic experience, we also place high value on their extracurricular learning too.

“We all learn in different ways. We believe this well-rounded offering enhances our students' confidence and ability to think laterally and creatively. The two years spent at our sixth form provide an excellent springboard to the future, whatever that might look like.”

Through the school’s enrichment programme, students find themselves enjoying unexpected opportunities. This has included delivering presentations to NHS doctors and consultants, competitive golfing at international level and even doing paid jobs around the campus.

The state-of-the-art sixth form campus provides Year 12 and 13 students with a dedicated area to study and relax and was built two years ago in response to growing numbers.

Facilities include IT classrooms, laboratories, a lecture style auditorium, plus a common room with learning pods, charging stations and a cafe.

As part of their commitment to an inclusive culture, leaders at the 300-strong sixth form are keen to attract students from across the city and further afield. They are able to organise bus services, subject to demand, and offer specific support where needed.

The school and sixth form is also celebrating its recent ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection.

The Sixth Form at Horsforth open evening is on Thursday, January 25 at 5pm - 8pm. Talks will be delivered at 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

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