Looking at going on to Sixth Form?
There are many Sixth Forms locally that you can consider, remember you are the customer so make sure you investigate very carefully to find the one that best suits your needs and that you will feel comfortable attending.
You will need to think about:
- The courses they offer
- The methods of assessment- coursework/exam etc
- The facilities they have to offer
- The size of the place
- How you are going to get there
If you want information on individual Sixth Forms and the courses they offer see links below.
Former students have progressed to a number of Sixth forms, some of which can be found here:
- Chellaston School
- John Port School
- Landau Forte College
- Derby Moor
- Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ashbourne
- The Ecclesbourne School
- Woodlands School
- Littleover School
Do be aware however that these are just a selection of Sixth Forms, full details of all providers and courses can be found at:
Choosing what to Study in the 6th Form
Choosing which subjects to study can be quite daunting so make sure you do your research and find out as much information as you can. Talk to teachers, parents and friends - be prepared to listen to their advice.
- Check the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk for University entry requirements.
- For more information about qualifications needed for particular jobs and careers click onto https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
Think about your skills and interests...
You will need lots of motivation and be prepared to put in a huge amount of work to succeed at this level. One of the best things you can do is to choose subjects that you expect to enjoy and find interesting, this will help to keep you motivated but be careful you choose carefully if you have a particular career in mind.
Think about the future...
Do you have a particular career in mind? You will have to make sure that your subject choices are suitable. Have a look at the careers your subjects could lead to - do any of them sound interesting? Are you considering studying a particular subject at university? Does it have any specific entry requirements? Be aware of the courses and careers that your subject choices could lead to.
If you need more information ask Mrs Bathurst or Mr Taylor/Ms Robinson, the MAT Advisor