Why Choose The Polesworth School Sixth Form?
1. You will be working in a friendly and supportive environment where you know the teachers and the teachers know you. We are close to where most students live and we are easily accessible so that you will not have to waste many hours a week travelling.
2. You will enjoy excellent teaching from committed and skilful staff with a real enthusiasm for their subjects. It will be hard work – but it will also be exciting and highly rewarding.
3. Our students achieve very good results at ‘A’ level and in vocational subjects.
4. We can offer a wide range of courses and subject choices and these are enhanced through our links with Tamworth and Lichfield College.
5. In Tomlinson Hall we care about every student. You will have a personal tutor who is there to support you and who, with the Director of Studies, will offer help and advice through tutorial time, personal interviews and the continuous review of your academic progress. Whatever course you choose, you will immediately notice that staff treat you more as adults responsible for yourselves and your own learning.
6. We have an extremely good record of getting our students into university. We provide expert guidance in completing university applications and provide opportunities for Oxbridge entrants. On ‘A’ level results day in August we offer a full student support service in order to ensure that students secure their university places.
7. We welcome your input. The Sixth Form has its own Committee through which you can raise concerns, put forward ideas and plan social and sporting activities.
8. All our students enjoy a number of ‘free’ and study periods throughout the week. This is your time and allows you greater flexibility in organising your work schedule. You will be given advice on using your time sensibly so that you do yourself justice and develop strong study skills early on. This is one of the main challenges of being a Sixth Former !