Valley Park School
Welcome to Valley Park School
Valley Park Sixth Form aims to provide an outstanding learning experience and to prepare students for the future demands of Higher Education and the workplace. Although our high level of academic success is a key feature, the Sixth Form works equally hard to help you develop your skills, character, and levels of independence.We take care to create an environment which has rigorous expectations and to provide students with everything necessary to be successful.
Our 2018 results were outstanding. Our combined Level 3 performance was 88% A*-C with 80% A*-C at A Level and 94% D*-M in vocational courses.
When applying to our Sixth Form, you will be expected to choose between a variety of pathways that have been designed to accomodate all of our students and their learning goals. We aim to create a timetable with your subject preferences, typically choosing three academic or vocational subjects. Our subject offer is across the federation of Valley Park School and Invicta Grammar School. You may choose to study just at Valley Park or combine your subject choices with those at Invicta Grammar School.
Please ensure that when choosing subjects across the federation the maximum amount of subjects you can choose at Invicta (IGS) is two.
In our Sixth Form we pride ourselves on the opportunities we offer students to be individuals. Our personalised curriculum offers students a wide range of subject choice enabling students to consider their individual interests and academic strengths. Our pastoral support system offers students the opportunity to access individual advice, support and guidance at any point throughout their studies in the sixth form, depending upon their needs. Our personalised opportunities programme of enrichment activities offers individual choice and each student the opportunity to participate in additional activities, outside their academic studies, to develop a portfolio of individual experiences. Our Information, Advice and Guidance programme offers students the opportunity to have access with an in house qualified career adviser, as they need, to make their individual plans for the future.
Our Sixth Form centre provides students with a base where they can relax, socialise and complete group study sessions in a non formal setting. In addition, our award winning library and private study area provides space for students to work quietly on their individual academic requirements and is recognised as being a stepping stone to the facilities offered at university.
All students are required to gain 5 GCSE passes at grade 9-4 to gain entry to the Sixth Form including English Language and Mathematics at a grade 4. Each course has individualised, tailored entry requirements to ensure standards and achievement of students is considered and planned for . Please check the requirements for each subject carefully on this website or in our application guide which can be found on our website . If you would like to find out more about what our Sixth Form can offer you then please browse the range of courses we offer and contact us at the school for a prospectus. We look forward to hearing from you.
Additonal support is offered through each curriculum area but also through the Sixth Form pastoral support team, comprising of an Assistant Headteacher/Head of Sixth From an Assitant Head of Sixth form and a student support manager.
We pride ourseleves on the support offered to students to help them prepare and achieve in the next stages of their learning careers.
What makes us different?
A new £3.4 million sixth form centre and classrooms opened in September 2015 offering a purpose built environment for learning. Students have access to their own sandwich shop, a common room for social interaction and a state of the art, award winning library.
In additon, state of the art 3G football facilites are available to all students.
Students can access the excellent Dance, Music, Drama and Media facilties in the Arts Centre. Other facilties are the specialist visual arts rooms in Ceramics, Textiles, Fine Art, Graphics and Photography.