The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Charnwood College

Charnwood College broadens the horizons of all students through high academic standards and unrivalled enrichment opportunities. Developing respectful, confident, articulate and motivated students.

Sixth Form

At Charnwood College we are committed to broadening the horizons of each and every one of our Sixth Form students.

We provide each individual with the qualifications to move on to Higher Education or employment and at the same time we support students to develop the independence and skills they need to prepare for their future, wherever that journey may take them.

Through a broad range of courses and with the support of the David Ross Education Trust, we are proud to offer high academic standards, the latest technology and unrivalled enrichment and sporting opportunities

Alongside academic excellence, we offer impartial advice and support with UCAS and job applications, CV writing and personal development opportunities. Our students also have access to tailored scholarships and bursaries, unique partnerships with some of the country’s leading organisations and a very strong and dedicated body of teachers and support staff.

Year on year, our students are leaving our academy with the very best grades in their A-Level and vocational courses. As a result, many of our students go on to the country’s leading universities, as well as industrial work placements and apprenticeships.

Developing confident, articulate and motivated students, who take responsibility for both their own learning and for their role within society, is at the centre of what we stand for.


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Sixth Form Course Guide

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Alumni Success

Isabel Dungworth, Anna Peters and David Horstmann are some of Charnwood Colleges former students.

During their time at school they were exceptional students, embraced all aspects of school life and upheld the schools values of Ambition, Aspiration, Courage and Respect.

They are all still regular visitors to the school, keeping in touch with their teachers and supporting events and other students.

Anna Peters

Currently at York University studying Psychology
4 A levels (Psychology - A, Sociology - A, Biology - A, History - A)
13 GCSEs all at A*

Isabel Dungworth

Currently at Durham University studying Chemistry
5 A Levels (French - A, Mathematics - A, Chemistry - A, Physics - A and General Studies and extended project - A)
13 GCSEs all at A*

David Horstmann

Currently at Cambridge University studying Computer Science
4 A Levels (Maths – A*, Further Maths – A, Physics – A*, Computer Science -A)
13 GCSEs all at A*-A.

At Charnwood College, we offer a wide range of A level academic and vocational courses that meet the interests and needs of our students. Many students stay in touch with us and return to see their teachers and/or support in school events. We are extremely proud of them and of our destination data, which over the last few years has supported all students to gain a place at either university, an apprenticeship or get into further education or work. 

Some of the degree courses our students have studied

Course Destination


Cambridge University

English Oxford University
Chemistry (International) Durham University
Business Economics University of Lincoln
Natural Science University of Exeter
Archaeology and Anthropology University of Birmingham
History University of Leicester
Biomedical Science De Montfort University

University of Derby

Criminology and Psychology

Edge Hill University


 Loughborough University


Coventry University

Sports and Leisure Management

Loughborough University

Computer Science

University of Cambridge

Extended Degree Media Arts and Communication

Sheffield Hallam University

Mechanical Engineering

Coventry University

Manufacturing Engineering

Loughborough University

Sports Business Management

Leeds Beckett University

Computer Science

De Montfort University

Games Design

Bournemouth University

Biomedical Science

Coventry University

Human Geography and Media and Culture

University of Worcester


University of Leicester

Accounting and Finance

De Montfort University

Sport and Exercise Science

University of Bath

Extended Degree in Business

Sheffield Hallam University