6 October 2022

As students in Year Eleven look forward to life after GCSEs, they will be keen to discover what Congleton High has to offer Sixth Form students to help set them on their journey to a successful and rewarding career. With consistent pass rates of 99+%, Congleton High Sixth Form students have gone on to pursue a wide range of pathways including Oxbridge and Russell Group university courses, degree apprenticeships, apprenticeships and employment.

As the largest local provider of Sixth Form education in the town, Congleton High has a proven track record of excellence and prides itself equally on its exceptional quality of teaching and student outcomes. As noted by Ofsted:

The school gets as much delight from a student achieving an apprenticeship in a local engineering firm as from another who gets a place at Oxford or Cambridge.”

Congleton High offers a broad range of Sixth Form courses to suit all interests and aptitudes and ensures that each student is well prepared for their choice of university, apprenticeship or employment. There really is something for everyone, with students able to select from a varied menu of A Levels, including Criminology, Dance, Politics, Photography and Sociology, alongside the sciences, languages, History and English, to name but a few.

Alternatively, Sixth Form students can opt for vocational courses, like Sport, Engineering and Childcare, and benefit from the school’s strong links to local employers who visit school to share their industry experience and expertise and offer invaluable work placement opportunities. There is even the option to ‘mix-and-match’ academic and vocational subjects for truly tailor-made education.

All students receive impressive one-to-one personal support and guidance, with strong staff/ student working relationships. The highest achieving (at least five GCSE 7-9 grades) are invited to join the aspirational ‘Honours Programme’, a scheme designed to ensure individuals are able to fully realise their potential. These students, and many others from Congleton High, have gone on to take up places in Oxford, Cambridge and other top Russell Group universities.     

Along with current Congleton High students, applications are also invited from those currently studying at other schools. Previous years have shown that external candidates find a warm welcome and that they quickly settle in and enjoy success.  

Financial support is also available if required (click here), making it less of a struggle for students to remain in education after sixteen and school buses from all surrounding areas including Mow Cop, Biddulph and Kidsgrove, mean that transport is not an issue.                                         

To meet the team, learn more and see the purpose built facilities, come along to the Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 18th October from 5:45pm - 8.15pm. There will be two talks by Miss Boulton, Leader of Sixth Form. The first will be at 6:00pm for CHS students with surnames beginning A-L and the second at 7:15pm for CHS students with surnames from M-Z. Students attending from other schools are welcome to attend either talk.

If you cannot attend the Open  Evening, please contact Miss Boulton by email: jboulton@congletonhigh.com or telephone: 01260 730123 and she will arrange a separate visit for you.

More information about the Congleton High School Sixth Form is available here on our website.

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