Lordswood Sixth Form continues to go from strength to strength. In 2018 we moved into our fantastic purpose-built sixth form block and our students have been benefiting from the excellent new facilities that this has provided. Having their own dedicated sixth form space has given our students an increased sense of independence and access to first-class facilities. In 2019 we saw a 26% rise in admissions, with a particularly high number of Lordswood Girls’ School students deciding to stay on to our sixth form, and we have also seen an increase in the number of external students from schools across the city choosing the Lordswood Sixth Form.
The Lordswood Sixth Form has an excellent reputation, which is often acknowledged when we interview prospective students. Our students are a major part of our success and we are enormously proud of them. They are caring and considerate, as highlighted by their charity and community work. They are ambitious and make excellent use of the opportunities available to them to expand their post-18 options; many of our students, for example, have been successful in gaining places on student programmes at top universities. One area that our students regularly comment on is the level of support they receive. We pride ourselves on providing our students with a warm and supportive environment, where each student is valued as an individual and encouraged to realise their aspirations. We will go the extra mile to help them succeed and are dedicated to improving their academic achievements. We are ambitious for our students and they know we expect the best from them.
We offer a broad curriculum with a great choice of subjects. Alongside their studies, students are offered opportunities to extend their knowledge and skills outside of the classroom through our enrichment provision and our partnerships with Higher Education and industry. We are also very excited to be selected as one of the few sixth forms in the country to offer the new T-Level qualification from September 2020.
I look forward to welcoming you.
Director of Post 16 Studies
Choosing a place of study for post-16 courses is no easy matter – so much of your future success depends on the skills, experiences and qualifications gained in this phase of your education. So what could the Sixth Form Centre at Lordswood Girls’ School offer you?
Lordswood Girls’ School has a long history of success and of encouraging students to excel. Post-16 students are able to benefit from well-qualified and inspirational teachers who are committed to ensuring that all students are able to develop key skills, knowledge and understanding and to achieve their fullest potential. Students joining the sixth form are now also able to benefit from a new purpose built centre offering excellent facilities.
The Sixth Form Centre offers a wide range of courses and qualifications tailored to the needs of the individual – At Lordswood you are not simply another student; we aim to develop you and your skills and to support you in your studies. Lordswood Sixth Form is also one of a small number of successful post-16 centres selected to offer the new Technical Level qualification which will enable students to achieve a career entry level qualification. In addition to the different courses, students also have the opportunity to join our sports academies; the basketball and cricket academies are well established but from September 2020, students also have the option to join our football academy. Lordswood Sixth Form encourages its students to be aspirational, to be committed to their studies and have an interest and willingness to get involved in the wider life of the sixth form, school and local community.
We hope that having read the information in this prospectus, you will want to become part of this exciting learning community and we look forward to welcoming you as a member of the Lordswood Sixth Form.