We have high expectations of our students in the Sixth Form and this has been reflected in the excellent results our students have achieved. We have consistently been one of the top performing Sixth Forms not only in Derbyshire but across the country. Our recent results show a value-added score (the progress from GCSE to A Level) that is significantly above national average. This has placed us top out of all local state providers for the progress students make. We are also placed in the top 25% nationally for the quality of teaching and learning. 

Measure  Summer 2019 
Post-16 value added score  

   

+0.16 (significantly positive)  
Average point score per entry   30.9  

 

These outcomes mean that our students have gone on to impressive destinations after completing their study with us. These destinations have included University of Oxford, University of Nottingham, University of Warwick, University of Durham, University of Birmingham and University of Manchester and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Our students have also been able to gain places with fantastic higher apprenticeship opportunities, including police apprenticeships and aerospace engineering apprenticeships.  

We have experienced and specialised A Level and BTEC subject teachers for each of our qualifications who expertly guide the students during timetabled lessons. Our students are encouraged to use their study periods to discuss their learning with each other and with their subject tutors to ensure they can become excellent independent learners. We find this academic environment enables our students to study successfully in higher education settings.