Welcome from Director of Post-16
The Matravers Sixth Form enables students of all abilities to make progress beyond national expectations across a range of academic qualifications. Achievement in vocational subjects is outstanding. Staff have high aspirations for students who are keen to work hard, learn well and be successful.
The outstanding sixth form curriculum is constantly reviewed to ensure that it meets students’ needs very well. Students benefit from a curriculum that includes both academic and vocational courses that means that their post-16 education is well suited to their abilities, skills and aspirations and prepares them well for their next steps. The vast majority of our stduents progress to Russell Group Universities.
Retention within each year is strong because of the curriculum and range of activities for students to develop their all-round personal skills and meet their interests.
Behaviour and safety are excelent and sixth form students show exremely positive attitudes to their learning. They make superb use of their on-site independent study time to prepare for lessons. Students in the sixth form act as positive role models for younger students.
Teachers’ strong subject knowledge ensures that students are well supported to explore subjects in depth. This helps students to cement their understanding and to be able to accurately answer examination questions.
Our non-qualification activities are varied including sports, arts, outdoor education, current affairs and leadership programmes.