Introduction to Sixth Form
Ashby School has one of the largest and most successful Sixth Forms in Leicestershire. The impressive Sixth Form campus currently caters for more than 600 students.
A large majority of our Sixth Formers are students who choose to stay on at the school following their Year 11 studies. However, a growing number of students join us every year from other schools both inside and outside the county. This year, we have welcomed more than 50 students from other schools into Year 12.
To join the Sixth Form, students must obtain a minimum of five GCSEs (or equivalent) grade 4 or above, including at least a grade 4 at GCSE level in mathematics and English language* OR English literature.
* However, students who do not achieve a Grade 4 in English Language will have to attend additional English lessons and will then resit the qualification.
Individual subject requirements are outlined in the Options booklet.
Attendance must be at least 95 per cent.
In 2020, examination results were excellent. Sixty two per cent of all A level passes were at top grades A*, A and B. Eighty six per cent of passes were at grades A* - C.
Results like these allow the school to retain its proud tradition of excellence and high achievement at post-16 level.
Students leaving the school can choose from a range of careers and educational options. The majority choose to enrol on Higher Education degree courses, or opt for careers with further training.
Ashby School ensures that all students move on successfully, whatever their chosen direction.
The school prides itself on a close working relationship with parents.
Courses on Offer
As well as a huge variety of traditional A levels, the school also specialises in bespoke Level 3 courses. The range of subjects on offer is updated annually on this website.
The numerous opportunities for students to become involved in activities outside the classroom include charity fundraising, sports, House activities, the School Council, working with local primary school children, and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
The Sixth Form Pastoral Team is available to support, advise, monitor, and generally ensure students succeed and thrive during their time in the Sixth Form.
Sixth Form Entry 2021
Applications are usually invited between November and January - dates to be confirmed..
Sixth Form Social Events - A Disclaimer
Occasionally, Sixth Form students do organise their own social events - commonly referred to as 'Sixth Form parties' - which take place outside of school.
The school has no involvement in the planning, running or supervision of these events and can, therefore, accept no responsibility for student behaviour or welfare on such occasions.
To this end, Sixth Formers are discouraged from promoting their own social events while they are on the school premises.
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