Why should your son or daughter choose us?

Deciding what to do after completing their GCSEs will be one of the biggest decisions that your son or daughter will have to make and there are a host of options available to them including school sixth forms, college sixth forms, vocational colleges and training providers. So why should your son or daughter choose to study with us?

The quality of our education and the support we provide to our students is paramount to us here at Sunderland Sixth Form. We pride ourselves on this and our success speaks for itself.

We have held a 99% pass rate for the past eight years and have an impressive number of students securing places at top universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Newcastle and Durham.

  • 25 of our A-Level subjects have a 100% pass rate
  • We received a ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection in June 2016
  • We have a proven track record for our A-Level results
  • We have the wide range of A-Level subjects to choose from
  • We have been awarded the Matrix, National Quality Mark for Advice and Guidance four times in a row
  • We have invested in excess of £50 million in our facilities, ensuring your son or daughter is being taught in state-of-the-art industry standard environments
  • We have highly qualified teaching staff with years of experience, with many of them having worked in industry


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Our answers to your questions

The results are better at a school sixth form, is this true?

We’ve achieved a 99% pass rate for eight years in a row. We are ambitious for all of our learners and pride ourselves on setting high standards of expectations for both them and all of our staff.

If my son or daughter goes to a school sixth form are they more likely to go to a top university?

We help and support our students with their university applications and the percentage of our A-Level students securing these sought after places is consistently above the regional average.

Our High Achievers’ programme has been tailored to meet the needs of our gifted and talented students. It focuses on developing your son’s or daughter’s skills and talents in the classroom as well as through specialised workshops and visits. For full details of our High Achievers programme click here.

The teaching staff are more qualified to deliver A-Level teaching in schools, is this correct?

Our lecturers are A-Level specialists, and they understand the level and preparation required to progress to university. They will provide dedicated support and have more experience than many school sixth forms.

Do schools offer more subjects?

We offer the widest choice of subjects in the city including those that require specialist facilities which schools simply can’t offer.

Will my son or daughter get more help and support in a school sixth form?

We’ve won Government awards for our support services. We offer the most comprehensive support from pastoral care to study support and specialist counselling services. Our student feedback shows that we consistently offer high levels of support across the board.

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