Ridgeway’s thriving and dynamic Sixth Form ensures that all students are fully prepared for the challenges and opportunities of Higher Education and work in the 21st Century. Most of our students progress to higher education and the school has an excellent record of success with past students and their university entrance.
Some of our students choose the apprenticeship route and have secured places with companies such as Rolls Royce, BAE and Jaguar Landrover.
At The Ridgeway Sixth Form College, we pride ourselves on the friendly and inclusive atmosphere. Many of our students stay on at The Ridgeway from Year 11, but we also welcome a good number of students from other schools each year. The Sixth Form has its own dedicated area in school with its comfortable and well-equipped common room, designed and decorated by Sixth Formers. There are also several work areas which cater for our students’ various learning styles. Our Sixth Form Student Advisor is always on hand to give advice or to support students in their learning.
Our students enjoy the challenge that A Level study brings, and a number have progressed to the UK’s top universi es including Oxford and Cambridge to study a wide variety of subjects. Our BTEC courses are equally successful and students also progress from these to employment or higher education.
Alongside our academic opportunities, the students are encouraged to play an active role in the life of the school and local community by taking part in various activities including helping younger students.
Other opportunities for our students lie in the sporting arena. We have excellent facilities for students to pursue their interest in sport either seriously or recreationally. This includes a fitness suite and swimming pool. Likewise, Music and Drama feature prominently as Sixth Formers take a leading role in school productions. There is a Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Programme and much more.
Mrs H Dixon
Assistant Principal, Head of Sixth Form