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Samuel Whitbread Academy

Sixth Form


Samuel Whitbread Academy’s Sixth Form ethos is summarised in four words:

Believe – Achieve – Succeed – Exceed.

Every student in our sixth form is encouraged to believe in their abilities and to achieve and succeed with a positive mental attitude.

We can definitely be very proud of our academic achievements. The sixth form is within the top 20% of sixth forms in the UK in terms of our value added data and this is testament to the hard work of students and staff. With highly qualified staff and a wide range of enrichment opportunities, this ensures students are individually challenged and stretched in academic study and beyond.

Mr L Huckle
The Head of Sixth Form
Sixth Form Facebook Page

Meet the Sixth Form Team

Mr L Huckle  Head of Sixth Form
Mrs S Hoad Head of Year & Assistant Head of Sixth Form
Mr C Tonking Head of Year & Assistant Head of Sixth Form
Miss S Butler Sixth Form & Careers Administrator
Mrs C Bonham Pastoral & Academic Support Officer

Curriculum Overview

The sixth form curriculum at Samuel Whitbread Academy offers:

  • A Wide Range of Academic and Vocational Courses
  • A Supportive Environment
  • Expert Teaching and Guidance
  • Flexible Study Options
  • University Partnerships
  • Business Partnerships

Independent Study

See the documents below to guide you through independent study during your A Levels.

Higher Education

Many of our Sixth Form students look forward to continuing their education beyond A level whether that be at university, in apprenticeships or even training in employment. Samuel Whitbread Academy’s Sixth Form has an excellent track record of supporting students’ applications to some of the most prestigious universities, in the UK and abroad. We have a very focused Oxbridge and medicine high attainers group alongside the broader yet highly respectable and stringent Russell Group and Million+ group.  No matter which level of further study students are wishing to aspire to our team is always willing to support, regardless of the intended destinations. 

The vast majority of our students still consider university as their first choice, followed by apprenticeships, gap years or Art Foundation courses.  Over recent years the percentage of our students taking up places at university has increased both within the Million+ group and also into top Russell Group universities. Each year students from Samuel Whitbread also go on to study at Oxbridge and we even have students going on to study overseas in places such as Florida and Boston.

We care about our students’ future choices and invest great time and effort to ensure all parties are involved in this decision-making process including parents, teachers, tutors and the sixth form team. 

Advice & Guidance

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