Sixth Form Admissions

William Perkin Church of England High School opened its Sixth Form in September 2018. William Perkin has a thriving Sixth form. We offer a wide range of courses.

Making decisions about the next stage of your education is both exciting and challenging. Exciting in the sense that you can now focus on the areas of study which will lead to success and enjoyment. Challenging, because you need to make an informed decision, which will open career options for the future.

As a school, we have taken care to ensure a full curriculum offer of A level courses. Thus we can provide a diet of educational experience, which will indeed make learning interesting, inspiring and enjoyable. Some of the subjects will be entirely new to you; others may offer progression from your current GCSEs. All courses provide logical progression routes from GCSE to Sixth Form and beyond.

All students are given individual ‘information advice and guidance’ interviews before entry into the Sixth Form and individualised curriculum packages are offered to students provisionally by February and ultimately according to the grades gained at GCSE. Most students take 3 or 4 courses at Advanced levels in new and familiar subjects. For students who have achieved particularly highly at GCSE and who are likely to be going for highly competitive courses such as medicine or applying to Oxbridge or Russell group universities there is an additional enrichment curriculum designed around the IB model. This includes Critical Thinking as a means of developing their analytical skills and ability to articulate complex ideas, a philosophy course and an extended research project.

You can view a video of life in our sixth form here.

Information regarding admissions can be found on the Sixth Form tab in Admissions.

Sixth Form Prospectus

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The William Perkin Sixth Form Course Guide for entry in September 2024 can be found below.

Sixth Form Application Pack - Entry 2024/25

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We are delighted with the new facilities we can now provide our sixth formers:

Read more about our Elite Cricket Academy.

Sixth Form Student Leadership

Student Leadership is a fantastic way to make your mark on our wonderful school. For all the latest information, please visit our Induction Page* to watch Mrs Smart’s video on the all the opportunities available, read the document entitled ‘Leadership Roles and use the relevant links on the page to submit your application.

Sixth Form Induction

Welcome to the William Perkin Sixth Form!

Please visit our Induction Pageto watch videos from the Associate Headteacher, the Head of Sixth Form, the Head of Year 12 and the Head of SMSC. These will tell you how to take part in the induction and access taster sessions for all subjects and also provide details on how the Sixth Form runs, the School ethos, wider learning, community service and student leadership opportunities. You will also find information on the summer induction tasks which must be completed before your first lesson and the survey you must complete after watching all the relevant videos. You can also apply for student leadership positions through the relevant links.

* Please note that the Induction Page is only available to students who have received a conditional offer to join the William Perkin Sixth Form in September 2023. If you are not in receipt of a conditional offer but are interested in joining the William Perkin Sixth Form in September 2023, please email [email protected]

Induction Booklets

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All students who believe they are eligible for a William Perkin 16-19 Bursary should download and complete the application form and submit it to the school along with the supporting evidence, including those who may have previously been in receipt of a William Perkin Bursary.

Application forms and evidence must be emailed to [email protected]. Applications will not be processed without evidence. All completed applications and evidence should be submitted by 30th September 2023.

For enquiries relating to the William Perkin 16-19 Bursary please contact Mr Amar Sangha, Director of Sixth Form [email protected].

Please read the William Perkin Bursary Statement detailing eligibility for 2023-24:

William Perkin Bursary Statement, Student Support

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Please see the 16-19 Bursary Policy below:

16-19 Bursary Policy

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Bursary Application Form

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