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Welcome to Waingels Sixth Form

When OFSTED last visited us in 2013, they said, “The quality of the 6th form is outstanding”.

In 2017, our students achieved results that place us in the top 10% of schools in the country for progress and top in Wokingham. At A Level, 81% of grades were at the gold standard of A* - C. Furthermore, the average grade for vocational qualifications is a Distinction. We provide young people with a strong academic platform, which gives them a great start in life and a launching pad for the future, wherever it may take them.
Many choose to go to university: this year included Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic at Cambridge, Economics at UCL, Mathematics at Exeter and Birmingham, Politics Philosophy and Economics at Manchester, Psychology at Warwick, Textile Design at
Nottingham Trent and Drama at Royal Holloway. Other students have chosen to take up modern apprenticeships with Microsoft and Deloitte.

But life in the Sixth Form is not just about results. The Sixth Form Centre is a hub of activity and opportunity. We encourage our students to develop through a wealth of
opportunities in our enriched curriculum. These include, but are not limited to, independent online courses designed for Waingels students, which will allow them to pursue an interest without the pressure of exams, a skills and enrichment programme in Year 12 and Sport for all.

We are delighted to add to our extensive Sixth Form Facilities with two silent study rooms to support with work outside lessons, a coffee shop and an increase in ICT facilities.

We are fortunate to have a fantastic team of dedicated and highly skilled teachers and Sixth Form tutors, ably led by the Director of Sixth Form studies, and supported by a full time School Counsellor and Administrator. It is the aim of this team to ensure that every student feels supported and challenged on their journey with us, and that they are able to fulfil their potential and thrive.

Here at Waingels we are great believers in the maxim “you reap what you sow”. The more you put into Sixth Form life, the more you will get out of it. There is an abundance of opportunity whether it is to develop leadership skills on the School Council or through the Duke of Edinburgh; to travel the world with Venture Force, who have, in recent years visited Southern Africa, the Amazon basin and China and Mongolia; or
giving back to the school through Community Service.

We have high expectations and set high standards. We expect students to work independently, to meet deadlines and to go the extra mile. We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant and friendly Sixth Form Community.

Mr T Bartlett 
Principal

 


 

Waingels College Sixth Form aspires to ensure that every student achieves their full potential. By developing our students social, physical and mental skills, every member of staff is committed to the well-being and academic progress of all. In return, the College expects from our Sixth Form student’s commitment, resilience and desire to succeed. Any intervention and support is designed to support this ethos. The team of staff that will work most closely with students are:

 Assistant Vice Principal Mr G Sargen
Director of Sixth Form Studies Mrs C Ward
Key Stage 5 Learning Manager Mrs D Price
Attendance Officer Mrs M Vizer-Allen
School Counsellor Julie Mullett
Careers Advisor Jen Vinton
SENCO Miss N Street