Introduction to Sixth Form
Sixth Form open evening for 2020 entry is Wednesday 20 November 2019.
Upon arrival, please report to the school library. A brief talk by the Director of Sixth form will be repeated in the Lecture Theatre at 5.40 pm, 6.15 pm, 6.50 pm and 7.25 pm (entry for talks is by ticket only which can be collected from the library). Parents attending the 7.25 pm talk are advised to tour the school first as the evening will end at 8.00 pm.
Ashby School has one of the largest and most successful Sixth Forms in Leicestershire. The impressive Sixth Form Centre currently caters for almost 600 students.
The majority of Sixth Formers are students who stay on at the school following their Year 11 studies. However, a growing number of students join each year from other schools, both inside and outside the county.
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 2019, examination results were excellent. Forty three per cent of all A level passes were at top grades A*, A and B.
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
Ashby School specialises in the delivery of Level 3 qualifications. 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 2020
Sixth Form applications for 2020 entry will open on the day after the Sixth Form open evening which takes place on Wednesday 20 November 2019.
Boarding House Applications
Anyone wishing to apply to School House to be considered as a boarder must submit a separate letter of application addressed to the Director of Boarding, at School House.
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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