About Sixth Form

When one journey ends, another begins….

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And for many of our students this learning journey will continue at The Grove as they enter the Sixth Form.

Our students develop strong, working relationships with teachers and the Sixth Form is about meeting their needs, through the provision of post-16 education, in an environment where they have already achieved.

Whereas a school Sixth Form will be right for some students, we fully appreciate it will not suit all and we pride ourselves on delivering effective and impartial advice and guidance to all our students. Students have direct access to an Information, Advice and Guidance Advisor to discuss college and university applications, careers paths and opportunities for the future.

We have a strong Alumni network at The Grove Sixth Form and are always delighted to hear from past students and learn of their successes. Many students have gone on to study at some of the country’s leading Universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Durham, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, University College London and Imperial College London. Here at The Grove Sixth Form, we pride ourselves on laying strong, dynamic learning foundations that students can continue to build on, whichever path they choose next.

For more information on careers and Higher Education, please click here.

Applying to the Sixth Form

To apply to the Sixth Form, please call 01630 652121

The Grove Sixth Form
Newcastle Road
Market Drayton
TF9 1HF

“16-19 study programmes are good because learners continue to make good progress and enjoy their education. The Sixth Form is well-led and the quality of teaching is good. The sustained excellent attainment in the applied general GCE was acknowledged by an award letter from the Department for Education”. OFSTED

A level courses currently on offer:
Biology
Business Studies 
Chemistry
Economics
English Language & English Literature
French
Further Mathematics
Geography
German

History
Mathematics
Physics
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Cambridge Technical (CT)  Programme
We also run a Level 2 & 3 programme which leads to 2 Cambridge Technical Qualifications and allows students to  re-sit GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics if a grade C has not already been achieved.  Entry requirements for this programme of study is at least 4 D grades at GCSE in 4 different subjects.
Level 2 Cambridge Technical 
Business Studies
Health & Social Care
 
Level 3 Cambridge Technical
Art & Design
Business Studies
Health and Social care
ICT
Sport 
Extended Project Qualification
Students following A Level courses are also given the option to study for an Extended Project Qualification at Level 3, which is the equivalent of an AS Level.

All post 16 students are expected to follow three study programmes plus The Extended Project. In addition to these programmes there will be enrichment activity following an Academic tutor programme and reading time.

Each programme of study is given 5 hours of teacher contact time. The Extended project is given two hours contact time but there is an expectation that students use their independent time to carry out an activity under this programme in an area of personal interest.

Hours that contribute to the typical student programme over two years:

3 Programmes of Study at 5 hours each per week over two years = 360 per qualification total hours 1080

EPQ or Core Maths – Extended Project Qualification or Core Maths 2 hours per week = 144 hours contact time

Tutor forum 1 hour per week= 72 hours

Academic tutorial and reading time 40 minutes a day = 240 hours

In addition to these programmes of study students will be expected to take part in a work experience exercise and will have the offer of Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Typical programmes

All post 16 students must have a minimum of 5 grade 5-9 GCSE subjects including English and Maths. They must have a grade 6 in the subject they intend to study at A Level or a recognised alternative. They should be choosing three A Levels. Courses will only run with a minimum of 8 students.

Which? Advice: http://university.which.co.uk/

If you do too many practical or vocational subjects – such as PE, music technology, media studies, textiles or drama – it may restrict what you can do later down the line at university, because some university’s include these in lists of ‘non-preferred’ subjects.

This only really becomes a potential problem when you choose more than one of these subjects. To keep your university course options as flexible as possible, you’re better off combining one of these subjects with A-levels that universities traditionally look more favourably upon, such as the sciences, English, maths, history, geography and languages

Keep options wide open when choosing post 16 programmes by selecting a smart mix of the most commonly asked-for subjects in university entry requirements, known as ‘facilitating’ subjects. Pick from:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Languages
  • Physics