Welcome to the Sixth Form
The Sixth Form at Wembley High is highly successful and prepares the next generation of graduates, leaders and effective contributors by providing a unique and tailored learning experience.
We are proud to welcome you to Wembley High which is an outstanding non-selective academy with over 300 pupils in the Sixth Form. Our commitment is to ensure that every pupil leaves us prepared to thrive in higher education and fulfil their ambitious career goals. We are extremely proud of our pupils' success and in 2021, over 55% of pupils secured places at Russell Group and specialist universities, including Cambridge, Oxford, The LSE, UCL, Warwick, King’s College London, Bath and Bristol to study a wide range of courses including medicine, law, engineering and economics.
Pupils can choose from a wide range of AS and A Level subjects to study over two years. Most pupils study four subjects at AS Level in Year 12 and specialise in three subjects for the full A Level in Year 13. Our Sixth Form teachers are specialist in their subjects and have the very highest academic qualifications. Our teachers plan challenging lessons that allow pupils to explore the subject matter in great depth and they provide bespoke resources such as lesson handouts, textbooks and revision guides to supplement the independent study of our pupils. Through expert teaching, guidance and support, our teachers equip pupils with skills necessary to succeed in life and ensure they achieve the highest levels in their exams; last year in 2021, 54% of all exams were awarded A*/A grades and 78% were awarded A* - B grades.
Study takes place in a modern learning environment in the Sixth Form Learning Centre. Pupils benefit from having modern state-of-the-art classrooms and study areas for their exclusive use, equipped with learning facilities and resources to support their study and independent research in a professional environment. We also provide personalised academic interventions and encourage pupils to undertake their own independent academic research projects or to join the many societies on offer to extend their learning beyond the taught curriculum. In addition, pupils are given the opportunity to participate in many competitions such as the Biology and Physics Olympiad and the Cambridge and Oxford Essay Competition as well as undertake educational trips to extend their learning. All of these experiences help to develop our pupils into independent learners who are equipped with the skills to tackle the demands of further education.
To prepare our pupils for life beyond Sixth Form we have an expertly sequenced careers programme where pupils explore the wide variety of careers, university courses and degree apprenticeships that are available to them. Pupils use online platforms such as Unifrog to help them with their research and we also have a weekly newsletter that promotes exciting work experience opportunities and virtual talks for pupils to engage with young professionals from a range of contexts. This, combined with our specialist team of Sixth Form Year Leaders and tutors, helps guide our pupils through their career development. Each pupil is given one-two-one assistance with thier applications while being supported pastorally to ensure they make the best choices for their future.
All Sixth Form pupils are also strongly encouraged to get involved in a variety of extracurricular activities that enhance their personal development in new and exciting ways. For example, the Brilliant Club, Debate Mate and Academic Societies allow our pupils to develop their interests, while Culture Friday Excursions enable pupils to visit prestigious galleries, museums and theatres to enhance their cultural capital. We also have a strong sense of community at Wembley High and our pupils take an active role in shaping the life and ethos of the Sixth Form. Pupils are encouraged to join the pupil council and become student ambassadors at events run by the College. All of these opportunities allow our pupils to develop the outstanding communication and leadership skills needed for success in all areas of their future lives.
Applications for Sixth Form entry in 2022 will open from Thursday 11th November 2021.
If you would further information about our Sixth Form, please contact the College on SixthForm@whtc.co.uk