We are a vibrant and successful sixth form of over 600 students. Our strong reputation means that every year we welcome students from our own school and those across the county. We are committed to helping all of our students to achieve success. We provide a friendly and stimulating environment in which students achieve the highest standards in their work and benefit from a variety of other activities and opportunities.
Students enjoy an inspiring, academic curriculum which offers a wide choice of A level subjects. These subjects are taught by expert teachers who are passionate about their subjects and think carefully about their delivery. Students enjoy having the opportunity to truly focus on their areas of interest and explore engaging and challenging ideas with their peers and teachers. Our approach, alongside our support for students with Special Educational Needs and targeted academic support, means that our students achieve excellent exam results and are well placed to pursue their interests and achieve their future aspirations.
The school aims, underpin our commitment to provide opportunities for all our students to succeed and be well prepared for the future. Here, all students take the core programme of the Extended Project Qualification and Social Wellbeing. There is a focus on independence and agency through our “Beyond Cherwell” enrichment programme, the EPQ and self-managed study periods. There are numerous opportunities for students to develop knowledge and skills through the weekly Social Wellbeing programme as well as annual work experience and Student Leadership programmes. Skills are recognised in our Beyond Cherwell Awards at bronze, silver or gold level. We ensure students are well-informed about contemporary issues, including politics, ethics, safety, relationship and sex education, health & well-being in Social Wellbeing and the assembly programme which enables them to be healthy, well rounded young people. The curriculum is enhanced through numerous visits across the year, including via the Turing Scheme and a World Challenge expedition every other year.
As a sixth form within a school we recognise the important contribution our students can have on the life of the school and on the aspirations of younger students. Our school aims, support students in developing and demonstrating responsibility through working with younger students, taking on ambassadorial roles and taking up some of our sixth form student leadership positions amongst other approaches.
This is an exciting time in our students’ lives and we are proud of the pastoral support we provide. Our dedicated and experienced Sixth Form pastoral team work with students throughout their time with us to guide, nurture and support students, helping them to manage and succeed.
The film below gives an insight into what it is like to attend The Cherwell Sixth Form. The website provides further information for potential applicants, current parents and students alike, which we very much hope you find helpful and informative.