Welcome to Wadebridge School Sixth Form
The Sixth Form offers many opportunities; not only to pass exams and gain important qualiﬁcations but also to be part of an environment in which students can mature and realise their career targets. To this end, specialist staff are available to give you the necessary support and guidance that you will need in order to make progress during your time in the Sixth Form.
We aim to provide a caring and stimulating environment in which high standards of learning and teaching are promoted and in which all students can achieve success. We aim to develop in all students a sense of self-esteem, responsibility and mutual respect. In a rapidly changing world we aim to equip each student with a range of adaptable skills and the ability to make informed decisions.
The Russell Group of leading UK universities has published a guide to post-16 subject choices. Informed Choices was produced in collaboration with the Institute of Career Guidance and is aimed at all students considering A-level and equivalent options. It includes advice on the best subject combinations for a wide range of university courses as well as advice on the best choices if you don’t know what you want to study after school and need to keep your options open. Click here to see the Russell Group's Informed Choices YouTube video.
Courses available at Wadebridge Sixth Form are listed on our Courses Available page - if information is currently unavailable please contact the Curriculum Area Leader.
The Sixth Form Team
Mr M Streete Head of Sixth Form
As Head of Sixth Form, Mr Streete is responsible for the overall management of post-16 education in Wadebridge school. His role is to supervise the work of Sixth Form staff and personal tutors and to liaise with subject teachers and department heads. He is also responsible for the standards and expectations relating to post-16 students.
Mrs K Plant Key Stage 5 Teaching & Learning Co-ordinator
As Key Stage 5 Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator, Mrs Plant is responsible for monitoring and coordinating improvements in student progress in the Sixth Form. She works closely with staff and students to identify and share good practice in Key Stage 5.
Mrs D Talling Assistant Head Teacher/Sixth Form Line Manager
Miss A Bassett Study Support Tutor
As Study Support Tutor Miss Bassett provides one to one academic help to students. Miss Bassett is available for all students to help them ensure good progress is made at all times. Students can either refer themselves for support or will be referred by subject staff, form tutors, Mr Streete or Mrs Plant.
The relationship between the student and their personal tutor is very important. The personal tutor should be someone whom students feel able to turn to for constructive advice and support. The relationship should be built upon the basis of mutual trust. It is the Personal Tutor who will ultimately play a vital role in providing information for students personal references and it is therefore essential that students attend tutor time.
Subject teachers, working under the supervision of Heads of Department, are responsible for the delivery of all courses offered in the post-16 curriculum. They are responsible for ensuring that coursework deadlines are met and course requirements are met in full. If a subject teacher becomes concerned with a student's progress s/he will consult, in the first instance, with both the student and their personal tutor.