Message from the Director
Welcome to the Hellesdon High Sixth Form Centre. I hope our website will give you a good idea of what our Sixth Form is like. If you wish to know more, once you have browsed these pages and the Sixth Form Prospectus (pdf), please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are a well-established centre offering a wide range of Advanced Level and Btec courses. Together with excellent individual care and guidance, we put great emphasis on academic progress. In 2016 our students gained outstanding examination results, with 83% A*-C and 53% A*-B, placing us in the top 25% of Sixth Form providers nationally for the 3rd year running.
The majority of our students apply for university study, some for the first time in their families, and we have a proven track record of supporting every applicant to gain a university place. Last year a third of students applying to university were accepted into Russell Group universities, including four students who gained places at Oxbridge colleges. Whether students are aiming for university, apprenticeships or employment at the end of Sixth Form, we aim to realize every young person’s full potential.
Sixth Form is much more than just academic, however. Recent opportunities open to our students have included helping to produce a worldwide BBC radio broadcast, playing for a treble-winning football team, having photography work displayed at the Theatre Royal, and taking the lead roles in the school musical. We also encourage all our students to ‘give something back’ and many volunteer to work with Lower School students or local primary school pupils.
The Post-16 choices open to Year 11s are wide. If you are thinking of applying to Hellesdon, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to show you why we are so proud of our Sixth Form and Sixth Formers.
Mr R J Taylor
Director, Hellesdon High Sixth Form Centre