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Sixth Form

Headteacher's Introduction

I am delighted that you are interested in Sixth Form study here at Coppice Performing Arts School. We are rightfully proud of our Sixth Form students who are a credit to the high standards and expectations that we have throughout our school. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and the excellent course provision we offer. We are able to offer a wide range of extra- curricular activities and Sixth Form students contribute widely to the life of our school including music, sport, dance, drama, performances, shows, community and charity events.

Academic progress and attendance is regularly monitored and personalised support is negotiated to ensure that every student fulfils their potential. A high level of guidance and support is offered in order to prepare students for university and employment. Our excellent Progression Guidance, together with personalised programmes of support, resulted in all students in 2015 gaining their first choice university place. For 3 consecutive years our students have achieved exceptionally well, with pass rates above National Average.

Our Sixth Form students are seen as role models for younger members of the school and, as such, are full participants in the life of the school and support our vertical tutoring house system. A Head Boy and Head Girl are selected to play a lead part in supporting staff, students and the school as a whole.

At Coppice we are able to offer the best of all worlds: knowledgeable, experienced subject teachers; commitment to supporting students to succeed academically; the development of the whole student through growing responsibilities; the care, support and guidance to cater for every individuals needs and a vibrant, exciting environment where students can flourish.

All this has been enhanced by the completion of our Building Schools for the Future programme, providing Sixth Form students with the opportunity to learn in a fantastic environment.

I look forward to welcoming you.

Janice Fletcher
Headteacher, Coppice Performing Arts School

More about the Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form students:

  • Achieve high levels of success
  • Choose from an extensive range of options at all levels
  • Follow a study programme that meets their individual needs
  • Access high quality support and guidance
  • Develop confidence and personal skills
  • Meet new people

The vast majority of our Level 3 students progress to University. Our students have obtained degrees in courses relating to Medicine, including Physiotherapy, Optometry, Biomedical Engineering, Nursing, Radiography and Pharmacy as well as law, Engineering, Psychology, Teaching, Business, English and Media.

Students who have followed Level 2 courses are equally successful in gaining access to Level 3 courses, work based training and employment including NNEB training, Modern Apprenticeships, Construction, Engineering, Sales and Catering.

However, the Sixth Form is not just about academic qualifications. We offer a full and varied Pastoral and Enrichment Programme to enhance development and prepare students for Higher Education and work. Our students also take an active role in the life of the school, including Student Leadership.