Message from the Head of Sixth Form

Copthall Sixth Form was judged as a ‘Good’ Sixth Form in the latest Ofsted 2016 report. The Sixth Form is made up of students who have chosen to return to Copthall following their GCSEs; however we also welcome students who have completed their GCSEs elsewhere. The education offered in the Sixth Form is exciting, challenging and highly creative enabling our students to access academic challenge. The Sixth Form curriculum offers students a wide range of courses for all ability students, including A Level subjects, BTEC options and Vocational pathways alongside our extensive tutorial and PSHE programme. Our pastoral care is paramount to the well-being of our students and we have many internal and external staff and agencies that work with our students including an careers advisor.

Our ethos includes ensuring our Sixth Form provision offer girls the opportunity to fulfil their academic potential, to ensure they thrive, become confident, resilient young women so they leave us as well rounded individuals.

We are part of the school community and the values of our school permeate across all aspects of the Sixth Form provision. Sixth Form students play a unique and valuable role in the school, contributing actively to the wider life of the school community. Students arrange and run events, mentor students and take on leadership responsibilities. Our student leadership team and prefect team mirror the staff leadership team who work alongside each other to support and drive whole school initiatives.

Our students are actively encouraged to participate in the range of enrichment activities available to them so they further develop personal skills. We also have a very robust work experience and UCAS programme, which help our students to prepare for their next step.

The Sixth Form Centre has a dedicated area for silent study where students spend their supervised study sessions and in January we welcomed a space equipped with an area for students to complete group work. Other facilities include a vending machine, fridge, hot water, and a Sixth Form Garden equipped with table tennis. There is also access to Wi-Fi for all students bringing in their own devices.

We look forward to welcoming you to Copthall School Sixth form.

Mrs Patel
Assistant Headteacher & Head of Sixth Form

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