Sixth Form - A New Experience

Welcome to the Ashton Park Sixth Form.

Whether you aspire to University or meaningful employment we provide top quality support to help you achieve your goals.

We recognise that your plans may change over time and a particular strength of our provision is its flexibility. Our study programmes are designed to be completed in one year allowing you
to progress further in the same area or change to a new study programme the following year.

Another key feature of our provision is the developmental programme we call ‘The Edge.’ All of our students will gain from working with business professionals and taking part in developmental activities designed to promote the skills that employers are looking for.

We look forward to welcoming you to our sixth form and answering any questions you may have.

You can apply to join our Sixth Form here.

Your Future Awaits

We specialise in what we are good at and have a proven track record of success at getting our students into their first choice university or employment.

Our facilities are first class. Set in stunning grounds we have excellent facilities in which to learn and relax.

Our broad and flexible courses offer you a wide range of study options.

Our high level of care is widely acclaimed, we really get to know you as individuals. We offer you a very supportive environment in which to study; it’s a big jump from GCSEs to Sixth Form but rest assured we will be with you very step of the way.

Our exciting range of activities is unique. It’s not just about studying; we offer you lots of opportunities which are not only enjoyable, but which will look great on your CV or University application form.

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Our Prospectus

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Students make good progress because of the good teaching, exceptionally good care and guidance that they receive and an outstanding curriculum. There is a very wide range of AS and A level courses and vocational courses. This breadth of choice, which caters very well for the full range of students’ needs, is an outstanding feature of the school’s curriculum.

Experience the best opportunities to succeed

The Sixth Form will provide you with the opportunity and support to:

  • Achieve in all you do
  • Succeed beyond your expectation
  • Maximise your potential

We understand the importance of your continued education and the vital part it plays in your future.

We will prepare you for Higher Education, Training or Employment by helping you to:

  • Enhance your skills to enable you to direct your own learning and personal development
  • Improve your use of ICT, Communication and Numeracy
  • Be fully prepared for the applications and interviews that will decide your next step.
I loved my time in Sixth Form. I enjoyed the academic challenge of A levels with 100% support from my teachers. Along with my studies, being a Sixth Form ambassador and a Community Sports Leader taught me valuable skills and gave me the confidence to achieve beyond my expectations. The hard work paid off and prepared me for studying Social Sciences at Oxford University.
Amy Clutterbuck

Experience an individually tailored support programme

You will be entering into a partnership with the Sixth Form Centre that provides an individual programme of guidance and support geared towards ensuring you make fulfilling and successful academic progress.

We have high expectations and an ethos based on challenge.

We expect students to be committed to achieving their full potential. You will have a Personal Tutor who will be there to help you achieve your goals and provide pastoral care through regular one-to-one support. Together you will agree targets and monitor progress in your studies. This will be supported by the Sixth Form Raising Standards Leader.

Your subject teacher will provide regular updates on your attainment and provide strategies to help you improve.

Your parents will receive three progress reports each year.

Sixth Form helped me to get where I am today. Everyone helped me juggle my academic studies with my athletics training. The support and guidance was fantastic and assisted me on my journey towards higher education and achieving my sporting dreams. I am now studying Sports Performance at the University of Bath.
Scott Bajere

Experience a Unique Enrichment Programme

We understand that your future is not judged solely in terms of academic achievement. Our priority is to develop well qualified, confident, articulate and considerate young adults, and to provide you with the confidence to accept the challenges of Higher Education or employment.

We have developed a unique Enrichment Programme ‘The Edge.’ This aims to give our students just that in a highly competitive world. ‘The Edge’ is a programme where you can experience an individually designed package of activities best suited to your current and future needs.

Our Enrichment Programme will give you the opportunity to:

• Gain additional qualifications in work related areas

• Undertake Work Experience or Work Shadowing under the guidance of our school Careers Consultant

• Enjoy sporting activities either through recreational sports or competitions and tours

• Work with business partners to develop your CV and interviewing skills

• Enjoy wider recreational activities such as art and drama and develop new skills

• Give up your own time to help others through volunteering

• Achieve leadership qualifications

• Challenge yourself on The Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Your commitment to any of these activities will look great on your CV and UCAS application.

Studying vocational courses at Sixth Form prepared me well for my job as a Dental Nurse; getting the grades was the first challenge but the additional career support I received was invaluable. I have now decided to continue learning and train as a Theatre Nurse.
Faye McCarthy

Collaboration With Business

It’s not just what you know but who you know when it comes to securing a good job.

Ashton Park Sixth Form has developed a network of quality links with Bristol businesses

As well as supporting our ‘Edge’ programme, our business partners have committed to helping our students secure employment. Some employers are guaranteeing interviews

to our students and some go further and guarantee apprenticeships.

We appreciate the support of our business partners, who incude:

I was made to feel incredibly welcome and immediately felt part of the Sixth Form when I arrived in Year 12 from Bedminster Down School. I particularly enjoyed my Textiles and Photography classes. The encouragement to experiment and express my creative side has allowed me to achieve more than I could imagine. I am so proud I have achieved my goal of studying Fashion and Textiles at University.
Kelsey Horler

Experience That Little Bit More...

Your Sixth Form experience at Ashton Park will not begin and end in the classroom. We actively encourage our students to broaden their horizons and opportunities. Through the activities of the elected ‘Student Voice’ you will have the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of events and enterprises that will include:

• The annual summer ball

• Annual expeditions such as our trips to Kenya to help at Inspirations School

• Activities days - surfing, paintballing, canoeing, cycling

• Fundraising events • Regular social events – BBQs, Christmas party

• Ski and Snowboarding trips • Sports Tours to South Africa or Australia

• Other extra-curricular trips and visits

You will have an opportunity either to become a Student Ambassador and represent the Sixth Form or to become a member of the ‘Student Voice’ group and help organise and run events and activities.