Welcome to Holy Trinity Sixth Form
A message from the Head Teacher
It is acknowledged that one of the biggest steps any student will have to take during their academic studies is that taken between Year 11 and Sixth Form. Students are expected to operate with a high level of independence and work towards a defined goal. The reality is that many students need help with this transition into Sixth Form, help to develop the necessary study skills and depth of thought that will enable them to be lifelong learners and prepare them for the wider world.
Therefore, the setting a student chooses to undertake their Sixth Form studies is incredibly important. At Holy Trinity all students benefit from a high level of pastoral support from a Sixth Form tutor, a role that is critical in the success of each individual in ensuring that students are effectively managing the workload and coping with pressures that are synonymous with A level studies. The well-being of students is essential in promoting academic success and whilst students are taught in a stimulating environment by teachers well qualified in their chosen field of study, recognition of social and personal needs are of equal importance.
During their time at Holy Trinity, students can be confident of support and advice with regard to careers and university applications, as well as benefitting from preparation for interviews. Holy Trinity works also closely with several universities who are on hand to offer further guidance in helping students make informed decisions.
By the time students leave Holy Trinity they do so secure in the knowledge that they have achieved to their potential and move forward as confident individuals who are ready to contribute to and interact within a wider society.
Mrs Pamela Leek-Wright
A message from the Head of Sixth Form
Holy Trinity Sixth Form is a unique experience. Challenging, aspirational and rewarding, your two years here will give you the opportunity to achieve, mature and prepare for your future in higher education, training or work.
We offer a wide variety of subjects at A level and provide personalised teaching with facilities that ensure excellent progress is achieved by all.
Our small teaching groups (currently no more than 10, often smaller) ensure differentiated work to suit individual needs. Our highest achievers are challenged to reach their full potential and target grade tracking and early intervention ensure progression throughout the academic year. Those with additional learning needs are fully catered for by committed subject staff and a highly trained team of support staff.
Our students are encouraged to be part of the pastoral house system which encourages the individual and supports mentoring, leadership, communication and teamwork. Sixth Form students have a valuable role within the whole school and opportunities are available to demonstrate responsibility.
The bespoke Sixth Form Centre facilities away from the Main School offer independence in addition to all the resources the rest of the school has to offer, such as our on-site swimming pool.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Holy Trinity Sixth Form Centre in the near future.
Dr Melanie Hinton
Head of Sixth Form
Academic success is at the heart of the Sixth Form. We prepare sixth form students to work independently within a tightly structured framework. A wide range of Advanced Level courses is offered. Classes are small enough for lessons to be conducted in a tutorial style. We believe this is excellent preparation for the type of learning students will encounter at college and university. Our teaching staff are approachable, supportive and enthusiastic. They are fully committed to every student fulfilling their potential.
Entry to university is highly competitive. Often a single grade in one subject is the deciding factor in whether a student gains entry to their first choice university. We provide high quality guidance on university and college admissions and on careers in general. Students are given plenty of support with their university applications. In most cases these are completed and sent by half-term in the Autumn Term of Year 13.
A levels are first-class qualifications for Medicine, Veterinary Science, Law, Psychology, Accountancy, Business Management and a number of other specialisms. The A level courses at HTS Sixth Form Centre foster the academic rigour, independent learning and sense of enquiry that are prerequisites for entrepreneurial success and, more widely, for employability.
Below are external links to the examining bodies for more information on the specification of the A Level courses.