Sixth Form Prepares For Next Open Evening

On Wednesday 24 October, Driffield School & Sixth Form will host the next Sixth Form Open Evening. The event will take place in the ACE building from 6-8pm with all Post 16 subjects represented at a “subject fair”. In addition to the “subject fair” there will be a presentation in the West Hall from 6.00-6.25pm for the X half of the year group and 6.30-6.55pm for the Y half of the year group.

Mr Andrews, Head of Sixth Form, said “It is a very exciting time for students as they approach the end of their GCSE studies and they begin to look to the future and the potential pathways that they may follow in order to realise their dreams. Our role is to help them on that journey, providing exceptional guidance and support and high academic challenge to ensure that they reach their potential. Our results continue to remain above those of specific sixth form colleges in the surrounding area and this year saw an outstanding Year 13 cohort excel, with progress in the top 30% nationally for a second year running. Additionally in the last two years we have seen record numbers secure competitive apprenticeships with major companies such as Rolls Royce, Airbus and Nestle after taking part in our unique “Employer Led” programme. This year 85% of our students applying to University secured their first choice, with more than double the national average going to the prestigious Russell Group Universities.

This night is an opportunity for students and parents to speak to staff and investigate the large range of courses that we offer here. These conversations can be essential in starting to determine a pathway for their future. Students and parents can also find out about the range of programmes that we offer to support student applications for apprenticeships, careers in medicine and an Oxbridge application. Guidance is one of our greatest strengths and it is the quality of the relationships that students develop with staff here, where they are valued as an individual rather than as a number, that will enable them to succeed. We are a community that will support students through an exciting period of their life, helping them transition into an independent young adult ready to take their place in the world.

The Sixth Form is ready to offer a new learning experience, with an emphasis on excellence, independence, support and challenge. We value each highly and want them to start their A Level journey here with us. We look forward to seeing you on the evening”.