Welcome to Ivybridge Sixth Form
Totalling around 450 students, the Sixth Form is split into two year groups, Year 12 and Year 13. Dr Tom Kershaw oversees Academic Performance for both year groups, and Ms Kim Daniel oversees Personal Development and Welfare. Additionally, Mrs Street and Mrs Terry are Pastoral Leaders, looking after Welfare, and Futures and Careers, respectively. Ms Heather Lilley is the Associate Deputy Principal responsible for Sixth Form (Key Stage 5).
We offer a broad range of courses, ranging from the more traditional A Level routes, to a varied collection of more vocational and applied options, including Subsidiary Diplomas and Certificates and Extended Diplomas. In general, students choose three subjects to study across the two years. Extended Diploma courses are full-time options in their own right. The Extended Project qualification and Core Mathematics are also offered as additional enrichment options to support and enhance students’ study during Year 12.
It is absolutely crucial that students pick courses that they will enjoy and succeed in. Some demonstration of a student’s aptitude in a given subject at Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) is therefore necessary to secure a place on Sixth Form courses. Please refer to the Subjects and Courses section for further information on Entrance Criteria.
Academic study in the Sixth Form is blended with fantastic and extensive pastoral support and enrichment opportunities. All students engage in voluntary work whilst in the Sixth Form and all complete a full week of work experience. Our Futures programme ensures that all students have the advice, guidance and information needed to successfully move on to the next stage of their career after Ivybridge. A bespoke Personal Development and Welfare programme supports student learning and ensures that they are equipped for life beyond Ivybridge.