Welcome to Stratton Sixth Form – a place where achievement, aspiration and excellence are at the heart of all we do.
We are immensely proud of our Sixth Form, which has been built by students and staff over time. Students work hard and achieve to the best of their ability in an ethos where commitment, caring and contribution to the community are key to all we do. Our students enjoy their learning and their results at all levels have consistently demonstrated this with above national average outcomes in Academic, Applied General, A Level and Foundation programmes. This is down to the hard work, commitment and positive working relationships amongst staff, students and parents.
We work to three core values centred around Pride, Passion and Perseverance:
We should have PRIDE in all we do – whatever it may be.
We should love what we do, commit to it 100% and do it with PASSION.
We should PERSEVERE through our difficulties. Our biggest challenges will be our greatest achievements, a problem isn’t solved by removing it – we persevere and work through challenges.
It is both a privilege and a responsibility to guide our young people through these incredibly important years. We have the highest expectations of them at all times and ask them to focus on personal excellence as well as the academic, as it is this combination of excellence that truly shapes them into the successful, happy and confident young adults they are when they leave us each year.
Mrs Amies and Mr Clarke
Built around the values of Pride, Passion and Perseverance the progress our students make regularly places us in the top 20% of Sixth Form providers.
We are very proud of our Sixth Form and obviously would like Stratton students to continue to study with us. Our students are proud to study here, are passionate about their work and persevere when the going gets tough.
Our upward trend in student attainment in the face of ever more stringent exam criteria means that increasingly our students are able to follow their chosen path.
The achievement of our students has allowed them to explore a range of opportunities, including degree courses at Cambridge, Oxford, Durham and medical school, sports scholarships in the USA and degree level apprenticeships.
We aim for everyone to start and finish their programme of study and we never give up. Progression into Sixth Form studies can be challenging and we appreciate the need to support our students with the increased demands of A Level study.
With our guidance, students develop good learning habits and provide them with the facilities to support continued learning. Learning to manage time and to build in purposeful relaxation is important. Our students learn to prioritise and achieve the essential balance between commitments, which is vital to being successful.
We challenge and celebrate our students so that they become strong, independent learners ready for university, higher level apprenticeships or employment.
Our careful guidance ensures that our students embark on courses that will test them and develop their skills and passions.
We guide students to choose course combinations that support university entrance or that are favoured by employers. Recently, over 90% of our students were accepted into their first choice university.
Learning is monitored and supported from day one to the end of courses. Timetabled lessons take up the majority of students’ time and therefore organisation, attendance and motivation are crucial.