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The Ockendon
Sixth Form

The Sixth Form believes that education outside the classroom contributes as much to students’ development as their academic studies. Activities also provide essential skills and experiences to equip students for the world outside academy life. Students are encouraged to participate widely and aim for excellence in order to develop a desire for lifelong learning.

We pioneer a bold new approach which includes teaching through enterprise projects and real work

Ockendon Sixth Form is a vibrant, innovative and inspiring educational experience for students. Our motto ‘Enjoy being the best you can be’ continues from the Academy into the Sixth Form.

We pride ourselves on enabling our students to explore interests beyond the classroom, develop a social conscience and create opportunities that enable them to have a broad understanding of the world. Our Sixth Form staff are experts and focus on how students can be challenged and supported to achieve the very best they can academically, and to help them develop the transferable skills needed to build successful futures.

We aim for excellence and expect our students and their families to do the same. We are renowned for being a welcoming, ambitious and a creative place to learn, where our students’ development and individual wellbeing matters.

We are really pleased that you are considering studying with us. We are passionate about young people and their futures. We know that combining education with employment is the best way to kick-start your future. What makes us unique is our enrichment programme and the requirement for all students to study the Cambridge International Level 3 Pre-U Certificate in Global Perspectives and Independent Research, in addition to their selected courses. This extra qualification aims to support independent and self-directed learning; encourage learners to think laterally, critically and creatively, acquiring good problem-solving skills; and to promote comprehensive understanding of their chosen subject.

Our aim is to provide our students with the independence they will need to flourish as individuals, whilst also achieving the highest standards in academic and vocational qualifications; all of which will increase future employability prospects. Our students will take all of these opportunities to establish a strong, personalised, Curriculum Vitae, which will make them stand out from the crowd, should they choose to apply to university or go directly into higher apprenticeships or employment

Whatever your path, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Our Personal Coach, Head of Sixth Form and specialist external agencies will help you with your UCAS application when it comes to applying for University.