National award for sixth-form success

A GROWING sixth form has gained Slindon College a national award.

The successful venture has earned the accolade from the Independent Schools Association.

This recognises the innovation and excellence in the provision. It began about 18 months ago and has nine students. This number is expected to increase in September, up to 14.

Jane Mason, a sixth-form tutor, said: “I am immensely proud of our sixth-form achievements.

“The level of support we provide ensures success to those who would simply 
lose their way in a mainstream environment.”

The bespoke sixth form offers its students a personalised and structured study programme designed and co-ordinated by its tutors. They offer 15 Btec level two and three AS/A-level courses in creative and science, technology, English and maths subjects.

Specialist teachers deliver IGCSEs, GCSEs 
and functional skills in English and maths to the sixth-formers only.

The college’s experience in pastoral care, support and guidance has also helped all the current sixth-formers to gain places at universities and colleges.