Park View Sixth Form has a long standing reputation for academic success at Advanced level. This has been built upon our belief that post-16 education should embrace cutting edge practice but also be rooted in traditional values: this blend of forward thinking and solid moral foundations is at the heart of all that we do.
The Sixth Form is housed in a separate centre to the rest of the school and there is very much a college flavour to its atmosphere. However, we are conscious that young adults live in a very challenging world: whilst they appear to have money, personal freedom, cars and independence, they also have anxiety and stress of a highly competitive environment that tells them that they must be clever, beautiful, wealthy and talented if they are to be valued. This can result in a very real fear of personal and academic failure. For that reason, the level of pastoral care in the Sixth Form is both detailed and personal.
The vast majority of Park View students elect to continue their studies at university. UCAS (University and College Admissions Service) preparation begins in the spring term of year 12 in earnest. We have links with several leading universities and visits are arranged in subject specific areas.
Park View Sixth Form is housed in its own purpose built centre away from the main school, allowing students to flourish in their own environment whist also benefiting from the specialist facilities in the main building when necessary.
Park View has a truly international Sixth Form which works in partnership with universities, the local and international community and external agencies to provide a great choice, different working environments and new friendships.
An exciting induction programme is undertaken by all year 12 students during the first week of term in order to help them with the transition to post-16 studies. This is a great way to get to know new friends and to develop team building and decision making skills whilst undertaking activities that stretch thinking and challenge beliefs in new subject fields.
Financial assistance is available to Post 16 students through the 16-18 bursary scheme, dependent on household income. Students will be provided with full details of this and other local bursaries when enrolling.