Sixth Form Centre tours

Tours of the Sixth Form Centre and school facilities operate throughout the year and can be booked by phoning 01344 624826. These are led by a senior member of staff, start at 9am and last for about 45 minutes. Please phone and book your place if you are interested in finding out more about life as a Sixth Form student at Charters. 

Introduction

Thank you for coming to our website. We hope that you like what you see about the Sixth Form at Charters School. Charters School has a history of success at Sixth Form level, of which we are justly proud. There are over 400 students in the Sixth Form, housed in a purpose built block, with their own Common Room, classrooms and silent study area.

Our success is based on a belief that we should support all our students, whatever their ability, to achieve their potential. We therefore run a wide range of courses that are mainly A Level and Level 3 BTECs. We also offer a re-sit GCSE in English or Mathematics. In 2016, our Sixth Form was shown to be in the top 4% nationally for the value added to a student's attainment at Sixth Form level across both the State and Independent sectors. 

There is something for everyone. We pride ourselves on being able to coach successfully for Oxbridge and send many students to the top universities while steering other students to success in Higher Education mainly through Honours Degree Courses, but also through Foundation Degrees. We also provide excellent support, information and guidance for those students wishing to undertake employment or apprenticeship schemes.

We believe that entering the Sixth Form is an important step on the road to adulthood, and in acquiring the skills and qualities that will help students to be successful. We give students freedom to make many of their own choices while we guard against them not reaching their potential by regularly monitoring their work and acting on this information. Each student’s tutor is at the heart of this on-going process.

The Sixth Form has excellent accommodation, including six teaching rooms and the Durning room silent study area. The students have their own Common Room, car park and café.