Learning Together For The Future

Achievement for All

We are rightly proud of the achievements of our Sixth Formers.

The Ecclesbourne School Sixth Form is -proudly- a broad entry Sixth Form with a tradition of high academic achievement. In the face of challenging linear examinations, we are thrilled and very proud of our students' continued success. Our positive outcomes are a direct result of committed learners, skilful and dedicated staff and the incredible support we receive from parents and carers.

  2015 2016 2017 2018
Students 170 168 158 151
Pass rate 99.6% 98.8% 99% 98.9%
A* - C 81 82 83 86
A*-B 60 62 61 63
A*-A 29 32 31 32
A* 8 11 10 12
%3+ AAB
2 Facilitating subjects*
25 24 19 21.7

* facilitating subjects - Advanced level subjects which are more frequently required for entry to degree courses than others. These are Mathematics, Further Mathematics, English Literature, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, History, Languages (classical and modern).

Life in our Sixth Form

In the dedicated Sixth Form Centre you will find: the Sixth Form Office, a large, informal study space, a silent work room, a computer room and a deli specialising in a range of healthy meal and snack options. Sixth Form students also have a designated supervised silent study area. Most lessons take place in the main body of the school with the Sixth Form Centre reserved for private study and some formal events such as assemblies. Naturally, the Sixth Form Centre is the one area of school where sixth former privilege is most apparent. In the Sixth Form Centre, regulations, especially with respect to uniform, are more relaxed. In the Sixth Form Centre only, students may loosen ties, wear cardigans without jackets and use their mobile phones. Full uniform is expected for formal events held in the Sixth Form Centre such as assemblies. This reflects the real responsibility that we have in ensuring that Sixth Form forms a bridge between school and the adult world.

Sixth Form Support

The Sixth Form Office team comprises of a Head of Sixth Form, a Head of Year 12, a Head of Year 13 and a Sixth Form Progress Leader. There are also 18 Sixth Form tutors, all of whom are experienced in post 16 education. You will see your tutor every day and these will be the people who write your reference for you in Year 13. In addition, you will also have access to independent advice from the careers office.