Message from the Director
I hope our website will give you a flavour 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 will be happy to show you around our facilities and to discuss any queries you may have about studying with us.
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. Many of our students applying to university are accepted into Russell Group universities, including students who each year gain 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.
However, Sixth Form is much more than just academic. Recent opportunities open to our students have included helping to produce a worldwide BBC radio broadcast, having their photography work displayed at the Theatre Royal, as well as taking the lead roles in the school musical. In Year 12 we offer a unique experience of taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) Autumn Programme which aims to develop students’ confidence, as well as team-working skills. 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