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Studying at Lordswood Sixth Form Centre

At Lordswood Sixth Form Centre, we are passionate about securing your success and ensuring your progression when you finish your studies.

Our broad and varied curriculum, consisting of five different pathways, will meet the needs of all students making sure that you achieve your aspirations.

Our curriculum will prepare you for the opportunities and responsibilities of adult life whilst securing Post 18 progression.

To meet the government requirements of the Raising Participation Age (RPA), where you are required to stay in education or training until you are 18, you will find that our Post 16 pathways ensure personalisation, with opportunities to combine traditional, vocational and skill based qualifications at both level 2 and level 3.

A range of enrichment courses complement the curriculum on offer and you will be expected to undertake one of these.

In addition, students who do not have GCSEs in English and mathematics will receive support to achieve these.

Lordswood Sixth Form Centre is committed to providing a high quality education and experience for students of all abilities.

Where needed, support is available to ensure that, as far as possible, all areas of Sixth Form life are accessible to all members of Lordswood Sixth Form Centre.

If you require additional support, assistance is offered within subject areas and also through targeted support.

Regular intervention and monitoring through Individual Learning Plans (IEPs) and annual reviews with your parents/guardians also take place.

Please view the videos on our Video Wall for the personal experiences of students at Lordswood Sixth Form Centre.


Work Placements

During Year 12 you will spend two weeks at a work placement.

This is a compulsory element of your post 16 programme of study and will take place during the summer term.

It is your opportunity to spend some time outside the classroom, gaining experience in a particular job or area of work.

During your placement, you will be able to find out what skills employers look for which will make you more employable in the future.

You will also develop your self-confidence and communication skills, which will not only support you when working with others but also when you progress onto further or higher education, as well as in your future career.

You will be provided with support to help you organise a work experience placement.

To ensure you attend a relevant placement, your review tutor will help you to make decisions about the sort of area in which you would like your placement and what you would like to achieve during your time there.

If you have chosen a vocational course, you will attend a relevant placement as part of your internship.

You will attend this placement for one or two days per week and this will be arranged for you.

We have forged strong relationships with a number of nurseries, schools, pharmacies, opticians and fitness centres who work in partnership with Lordswood Sixth Form Centre to help provide you with the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the classroom.


At Lordswood Sixth Form Centre we believe success and personal satisfaction is not based on your academic programme alone.

We encourage students to take on roles of responsibility in school and to get involved in a wide range of interesting, challenging and fun extra-curricular activities.

Examples of this are given below.

  • Sixth Form Student Council representative
  • Lunchtime supervisor (paid position)
  • Reading mentors for younger students
  • Classroom support assistant
  • Subject club organisers
  • Ambassadors for open evenings and other school events
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Envision youth organisation for charity fundraising and project management skills
  • Sports tuition e.g. golf and tennis
  • Debating society
  • School productions
  • Gospel Choir
  • Music technology
  • Fundraising group for partner school in Ghana
  • Volunteering opportunity in Ghana

Whether you are thinking about continuing in higher education, training or employment, Lordswood Sixth Form Centre has a long record of success in supporting students in their Post 18 applications.

Throughout your time in the Sixth Form you will participate in various activities to enable you to gain a broad insight of the options available to you after your studies.

Specific careers events are planned to meet your needs, including university visits, presentations from representatives from a range of career pathways and individual meetings with an independent careers advisor.

You will also be able to access one-to-one support and guidance on completing university/apprenticeship applications, CV writing and interview practice.