Ofsted - May 2019
- [sixth form] lessons visited during the inspection provided some of the most effective teaching in the school.
- An important addition to the choices is the possibility to study the international baccalaureate careers pathway, which allows a mix of academic and vocational subjects.
- They have ensured that there is a culture of ambition and high expectations among staff and pupils.
- There is a wide variety of opportunities for pupils to have contact with local employers and learn about a range of possible future careers.
- The programme of support and guidance to assist [sixth form students] to progress to their chosen university and other destinations is impressive.
- Sixth Form students recognise how effectively they have been supported in deciding their destinations.
- Teachers give generously of their time when pupils need it.
Wrotham Sixth Form offers a variety of subjects at Level 3 (A Level or equivalent). All courses offered by Wrotham School Sixth Form are level 3, which means that they are accepted by universities and attract UCAS tariff points.
Our IB students beat the GLOBAL average grades in Summer 2019.
Our sixth form has a team of dedicated progress tutors with a wide variety of expertise and experience, and our pastoral support was rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted in our last inspection.
Students with particular Additional Educational Needs should ask about specific provisions on interview.
What makes us different?
Wrotham School is an accredited school for the Career-related Programme and is authorised as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Wrotham School believes is important for our students. We also allow our students to study the IB subjects independently in any combination with A levels or vocational courses.
All students, excluding PSA scholars, complete three hours of enrichment per week including personal and professional skills, service learning and language development (British Sign Language). The aim of these hours is to develop internationally-minded learners and globally competitive young adults. Trips and visits include Crown courts, film festivals, theatres, and other cultural excursions for example Berlin, London, Italy, France and Borneo.
The EPQ is the Extended Project Qualification (optional): an independent, in-depth piece of work undertaken over an extended period of time for which the student investigates a question of their own design, exactly like a university dissertation. This course attracts UCAS points that can boost university applications.
Careers Advice and Support:
Careers advice and guidance at our school is exceptional and varied, including connections with employers, work experience, university visits, apprenticeship events and advice, LinkedIn workshops and events, and many more. We have access to impartial careers advice and guidance for all of our students.
Pro Soccer Academy
We also have the Pro-Soccer Academy linked to Wrotham School. Qualification is by trial and interview, and you will be offered three Level 3 courses or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) to study alongside training if you are successful.