Sixth Form goes from strength to strength

The doors of one of the region’s most improving and fastest growing Sixth Forms are being opened in January for students and families to come and find out more.

All Saints Sixth Form College, at The Academy of St Nicholas in Garston, had a year that the headteacher, Dave Lancaster, described as being “meteoric” in 2019.

In May, the Sixth Form was judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The Inspectors emphasised the strong teaching and leadership within sixth form as well as the good quality impartial careers information, education, advice and guidance on offer.

Ofsted commented that ‘students had only good things to say about their sixth form. They are very proud of it and appreciative of the help and guidance which they receive”.

In August, the college celebrated its best ever exam results – the most improved in Liverpool. This meant that every student who applied to university was able to secure their place, an impressive 27% of A level grades achieved were at A*, A and B grades and 52% of the grades were at A* – C. Vocational results also showed a 100% pass rate with many grades at distinction.

In September, the team celebrated a 40% increase in applications to join the Sixth Form, with over 200 applicants (of which 146 students were admitted), taking the total number of students to over 280. This record-breaking intake followed a very successful academic year.

Dave Lancaster, headteacher, said: “Over the last couple of years, we have set new standards for what our students can expect here at All Saints Sixth Form College.

“For a college that only opened its doors in 2017, the rise has been meteoric – and this is down to the amazing staff and students who are working so hard to show the talent we have here.

“Alongside a focus on academic achievements, our team has spent time developing a pastoral support and work experience programme to ensure that every student can achieve.

“We have a real emphasis on developing a ‘vision’ to ensure that students have the skills and knowledge to successfully move onto the next stage of their journey, whether this be university, an apprenticeship or employment.”

Offering 11 A-levels and 11 vocational subjects which can be taken in a variety of combinations, All Saints Sixth Form College provides excellent teaching and extensive support and enrichment.

Mr Lancaster said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming students and their parents to the college on our next open evening, so that they can see the amazing facilities we have to offer and talk to students and staff about the opportunities and support provided by the college.”

All Saints Sixth Form College will hold its annual open evening from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 23 January 2020.

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