CTK6 prepares its sixth formers for success 

CTK6 is the post 16 branch of Christ the King Catholic High School in Southport.  Since September 2020, the sixth form has seen a significant development of both its personal and academic curriculum and as an organisation.  

CTK6 has been dedicated to developing a modern sixth form that meets the changing needs of the young people in Southport and the wider Sefton area. With Ofsted (2023) recognising a personal development programme where students receive “important life lessons…access to a range of enrichment activities” which prepares them “for life in modern Britain” and “ensures students are well informed about their next steps”.  

Staff ensure students are developing a skill set that will prepare them for life after sixth form. The pathway from GCSE to higher education or employment is challenging, exciting and at times very demanding.   

CTK6 had a successful 2022 and 2023 exam period and saw  students progressing onto some fantastic destinations.  

Amy Wright, who achieved A*A*AB in business, law, maths and history is the sixth form’s first student to go onto a degree apprenticeship. Amy has an extraordinary academic profile and would normally have followed the traditional route into law starting with university.  

Amy received the right support and guidance from CTK6 and was successful in her application to a highly competitive degree apprenticeship, starting her career at Napthens solicitors. The sixth form is dedicated to supporting its students to achieve their potential and fulfil their aspirations, whatever these may be.  

This year, almost 10% of students are putting forward an application to Oxford and Cambridge universities or to study medicine. CTK6 will guide students through the interview and selection process, hopefully to secure their place at one of these prestigious universities.   

CTK6 is also home to Southport Football Club’s 16-19 Academy. The academy was established in September 2022 and is going from strength to strength, creating community links and developing the youth sport offer in the area.  

Christ the King is one of the few providers that run an academy and offer a full mixed subject curriculum at Level 3 for its academy scholars. Scholars access a varied programme of A-levels and Level 3 vocational qualifications whilst allowing those enrolled in the academy to pursue their footballing ambitions with training four days a week and match days on Wednesdays.  

The squads play in the English College Football Association League and are one of the 16-19 academies that can access the FA Youth Cup. They also play in the Lancashire FA County Youth Cup and the North West Youth Alliance on Sundays. 

CTK’s latest plans to develop the academy offer include launching, for September 2024, SFC’s 16-19 Women’s Academy (subject to demand). The women’s team will have full access to the academic programme and will have a bespoke training and matchday schedule to cater for their development needs.   

CTK6 is welcoming Year 10 and 11 students through its doors for the Sixth Form open evening on Wednesday 18th October 5.30-8 pm, information presentation 6.30 pm.  

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