Welcome from the Director of Sixth Form

AidenWelcome to the section of the school website dedicated to our Sixth Form. We are proud of the range of the courses that we offer and believe that there is genuinely something for everyone here. Heathcote Sixth Form offers students an educational experience which is genuinely unique, bringing together students from every social, academic and religious background, ensuring one-to-one care and guidance and offering students an opportunity to work with and support younger children lower down the school. Heathcote Sixth Form is a welcoming, inclusive community where every student is encouraged and challenged to achieve his or her full academic potential, regardless of their starting point. We want every student to enjoy and achieve, to be healthy and safe, to lay the foundations of their future economic well-being and to make a positive contribution to society.

The most important thing about the range of courses offered by any College or Sixth Form is what they lead to. We believe that the courses we deliver offer students clear paths of progression, whether into Higher Education, onto Intermediate, Advanced or Higher Level Apprenticeships as well as employment and further training. For that reason we work closely with every student giving them personalised guidance on their choices for the future. 

The Sixth Form is a time for students to specialise in their studies according to their qualifications and career plans. It is also a time to be treated in school as a young adult. Our expectations of our students are high – we see Sixth Form students as exemplary role-models for our younger students and have only the highest standards in all aspects of conduct, dress and general demeanour. This is coupled with uncompromised expectations for attainment and progress whilst studying with us.

Thank you for taking the time to look at what we have to offer at our Sixth Form – if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at the school if you wish to talk through your options in person.

I wish you well in your future studies.


Mr A McCarney

Director of Sixth Form