The examination outcomes our students achieve at Wilsthorpe Sixth Form consistently exceed national averages. Amongst state-funded sixth forms and colleges, Wilsthorpe is placed 4th in Derbyshire and the most recent exam results show an above average Value Added score (i.e. the progress that our students make between GCSE and A Level): 

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 are placed in the top 25% nationally for the quality of teaching and learning (ALPS 2018). We have experienced A Level and BTEC tutors 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.