Welcome to Holyhead Sixth Form
Holyhead Sixth Form is a high performing school sixth form, with a keen focus on pastoral care. We welcome students new and old to join our sixth form, for a chance to experience top class teaching as well as plenty of opportunities beyond the classroom. We offer a range of A Level and Level 3 vocational qualifications, in which we have a track record of success. Last year 48% of our students gain A* to B grades, along with 78% of our students gaining A* to C grades and 98% A to E which is comparable to national statistics.
As a Sixth Form, our aim is to help students develop skills which will ultimately aid them to become successful professionals in the future. Students are expected to attend school full time, they are given supported times to work when not in a timetabled lesson. The Sixth Form is equipped with study room facilities, so students have effective working spaces. Each student has a form tutor who they see daily. This member of staff supports them with their transition into Sixth Form, their personal development and they also provide careers guidance. We follow a comprehensive programme during daily tutor sessions. Each year group is also overseen by a Head of Year, who will offer further support and guidance to each student.
As 90% of our students will go onto study further education at university, we have a strong team of tutors, heads of years and a dedicated UCAS coordinator to support students in completing successful UCAS applications. We also work closely with the Director of Careers to offer alternative guidance into opportunities such as apprenticeships and employment.
We support students in gaining further skills and knowledge by offering an enrichment programme. We work closely with local universities and employers to promote their programmes and regularly update students with any new opportunities being offered. We strongly support Social Mobility, providing all students with lots of opportunities to explore the option of university or competitive courses. All year 12s will also undertake a week of work experience, where we encourage students to source their own placement in order to support their own ambitions for the future.
I hope this has given you a good overview of our successful Sixth Form and I welcome any prospective students to apply when our applications are open.
Mrs J. Honeyghan
Director of Sixth Form