Charnwood College
Charnwood College@CharnwoodColl

Sixth Form Life - Preparing for Success

We believe that the overwhelming majority of young people will benefit greatly from continuing their education to 18 in Sixth Form.

At Charnwood College we offer a wide range of A-Level and vocational courses that meet the interests and needs of our students.


Underpinning high academic standards, our Sixth Form offers:



To promote self-reliance and autonomy. We provide each Sixth Form student with a laptop to support their studies and encourage them to become self-disciplined and resilient in learning.



To facilitate the pursuit of academic excellence in the Sixth Form. We closely monitor students’ academic progress, setting high aspirations for every student to realise their potential and strive to be successful.



To embrace a sense of community and become active participants both within
the college community and in the world beyond. We encourage students to take on responsibilities such as becoming prefects or house captains. Our priority is to ensure all students have the opportunity to engage in varied activities to strengthen employability and leadership skills.



From interviews with local employers and unique work placements, to sports scholarships and bursaries, we offer unrivalled opportunities and experiences for our students. Our enrichment programme is unlike any other in the state sector.


Pastoral Support:

Strong pastoral support is central to our Sixth Form community. Gradually taking responsibility for your own learning is the key to success in the Sixth Form and this is best achieved where students feel supported by those around them.

Alongside a Head and Deputy Head of Sixth Form, there are dedicated Year 12 and 13 tutors who focus exclusively on providing the specialist advice needed by older students. Peer support and mentoring is also a key part of life at Charnwood.  



Careers Advice and Guidance:

Our impartial careers education aims to:

  • help young people to progress;
  • empower young people to plan and 
manage their future;
  • respond to the needs of each learner;
  • provide comprehensive information and advice;
  • raise aspirations; and
  • actively promote equality of opportunity and challenge stereotypes

We have partnerships with universities in Loughborough, Leicester and Nottingham as well as a number of local employers, the Leicestershire Education Business Company and Prospects.


In a recent report, Career Mark noted that:

“Without exception, all students in all year groups were very positive about their CEIAG provision. Between the careers team and other staff, Charnwood College provides outstanding provision for students.”