Students at Wellingborough School are able to study 3 or 4 A level subjects with the option to complete an Extended Project Qualification as well. A wide range of subjects are offered, including Further Mathematics, Politics and Latin. Class sizes are small ensuring that the students receive individual attention and all departments provide an opportunity for individual help in subject clinics outside lesson times.
There is a comprehensive enrichment programme running alongside the academic curriculum designed to broaden the students’ interests and provide time to delve into their chosen subjects in areas not directly covered by the syllabus.
We understand that education is about the person as a whole, not only academic success, and this is recognised in a strong co-curricular programme which allows pupils to develop a range of life skills while participating in a variety of activities; examples include Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh, Public Speaking, Sports Teams, School Orchestra, various music groups and a community cohesion project which includes a range of different options including regularly visiting a care home.
Pastoral care is of prime importance in the School as a whole. Students are in small form groups as well as being part of a traditional House system and see their tutor regularly to discuss their academic achievement, school life, co-curricular commitments and receive advice about university and course choices. Taking roles of responsibility is an important part of maturity and pupils are encouraged to apply for roles such as Prefect and Head of House in order to develop skills of leadership and teamwork.
University applications play a major role in ensuring our students are able to follow the career path they desire and, as a result, we ensure that each Form group has a dedicated UCAS tutor who will help and advise them through their applications. This, coupled with advice from subject teachers, ensures that our students make the most of their potential when applying to university and interview practice is given. All students are encouraged to undertake work experience in their chosen field and contacts can be made with a wide network of Alumni to help with support.
Each year we are pleased to welcome a number of new students into our Sixth Form, from a wide range of Schools; all of whom settle in quickly and are able to play a full part in the Sixth Form experience.
To find out more about Sixth Form at Wellingborough School visit www.wellingboroughschool.org