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Sixth Form

The Cherwell School’s sixth form is highly regarded and successful. We are committed to helping all our students to achieve success. We provide a friendly and stimulating environment in which students achieve the highest standards in their work and benefit from a variety of other activities and opportunities. Students enjoy an excellent curriculum which offers a wide choice of subjects.

The school aims, which can be found in the prospectus, underpin our commitment to provide opportunities for all our students to succeed and be well prepared for the future. Our curriculum is designed to equip students with a range of experiences and skills, in addition to qualifications, to allow progression to higher education, training or employment. It is important that students, parents and carers understand the structure of the qualifications in order to make the right choices.

As you are probably aware A levels have been changing. From September 2017, the vast majority of A level courses will be two year linear courses with examinations at the end of Year 13. The exceptions to this rule are mathematics, further mathematics and design technology which retain the AS/A2 format. In the sixth form we would expect most students to follow a programme which includes:

  • Three full A level courses* 
  • An Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Social Wellbeing Programme 
  • Tutor time, including a weekly assembly 
  • Opportunities to take part in a range of other activities and programmes including, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Sports Leadership, Arts Award, Peer Support/Mentoring, Faculty Support Assistant, Young Enterprise and other volunteering opportunities

At Cherwell we offer a package that we believe maximises the students’ opportunities, choices and success. 

* Some students may study more than three courses. For instance, students who follow a programme which includes mathematics and further mathematics will study four A levels.

6th Form Virtual Open Evening 2021

Welcome to The Cherwell School Sixth Form virtual Open Evening and thank you for your interest.  Whilst our Open Evening will look a little different this year we very much hope that the resources provided will illustrate what it is like to study A levels and to be a student at The Cherwell School Sixth Form.   
Below you will find a number of resources introducing you to the sixth form, the subjects we offer and the application process. The Sixth Form Prospectus provides the essential information you will need including entry requirements, the subjects we offer, the nature of enrichment opportunities and pastoral support.  
Accompanying the sixth form prospectus is a series of films including a general introduction and a link to a series of short films providing detailed information on every subject that we offer. Advice on choosing A level subjects can be found in the prospectus and hereThe application form can be found here and the deadline for all applications is Friday 5th February. If you have any questions about the process or would like further information and guidance please complete the google form that can be found here and we will get back to you.  We very much look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our school.

Sixth Form Prospectus

Sixth Form Admissions Policy

Sixth From Admissions Policy 2021-22

Sixth Form Admission Policy for Entry 2022-23

Post 18 Support

16 -19 Bursary Fund Policy November 2019

16 - 19 Tuition Fund

The 16-19 tuition fund is a one-off fund for the academic year 2020/21 only, to support students on full-time 16-19 programmes and mitigate against the impacts of the pandemic on students’ learning.  The funding is to provide small group tuition for students who have not achieved level 5 in maths or English.  Students with SEND, disabilities and bursary students who require additional tuition to help them to catch up are also eligible.  


Tuition support will be based upon individual needs and at the Cherwell School it will be used to cover the costs of both additional Learning Mentors who will provide individual and small group support in a range of A level subjects, as well as any additional resources students might need to support their learning. 


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