Please watch this short video by our Head Students for a little insight into life at Oldfield.
Sixth Form Information Evening, presentation by Graham Nash, Head of Sixth Form
I look back at my own Sixth Form experience with great fondness. It was a time when I could study subjects I had an interest in and discover a wider academic and social world that served as an essential gateway to the world beyond the school gates. I want all our students to share this enthusiasm and benefit from a vision that places their aspirations at the heart of everything we do.
Here at Oldfield we have three key aims for all our Sixth Form students:
We want to ensure that all students leave Oldfield Sixth Form with the very best results they can achieve. Our results for 2017 were outstanding with 25% of all grades being either A* or A and 57% being B grades or better. While it is always a pleasure to see students achieving A grades across the board, we are also keen that all students, regardless of their prior attainment, make excellent progress. As such, we are rightly proud that the progress of our students places us in the top 25% of Sixth Forms nationally. This is a strength we will be keen to build on and exceed. Our highly trained, specialist staff are a key pillar to this success.
Guidance and Support
We believe that students prosper and flourish at A level when they receive individual guidance and support from their teachers. This is why we are committed to small class sizes at Oldfield Sixth Form. There will be no classes larger than fifteen students. We are also aware that Sixth Form studies carry their own pressures and stresses. Here at Oldfield we strive to ensure that students are well supported, positive and enthusiastic learners. They meet daily with their highly experienced tutors and as Head of Sixth Form I have an open door policy where any student can come to see me to talk through concerns and worries. We also run a well-developed career and higher education guidance programme so that whatever you want to do post A levels, there will be events, talks and workshops to answer your questions and meet your needs.
The Wider Community
At Oldfield Sixth Form students are fully involved in the wider school community and have the opportunity to engage with a wealth of opportunities above and beyond the classroom. So whether you want to be play an active role in the Sixth Form Committee; take part in sporting, cultural and scientific clubs and events or help and support students throughout the school, we have something to suit all ambitions. Expect to have a busy and rewarding time here at Oldfield Sixth Form!
Our aim is to foster independence and critical thinking, allowing students to become that well rounded, educated person who goes on to play a positive role in our society. If that sounds like the Sixth Form for you or your son/daughter or just want more information on what we can offer, please don’t hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org