Studying A-Levels at Scarisbrick Hall School Sixth Form provides a stepping-stone to top-level universities. It enables students to achieve successful results to gain entry to higher education whilst developing the skills and attributes that the most competitive universities across the world seek in prospective undergraduates.
With competition for places at University being more competitive than ever now it is vital that you give yourself the best chance of success by being the most attractive proposition you can be to Universities, primarily through academic prowess and achievement, but also through the various skills that you will be able to develop during your time here and through the myriad of extra-curricular opportunities offered to you.
We know that you need an edge to make you stand out which is why we've developed a bespoke Society Programme with strong links to industry and established universities that will offer you invaluable experiences and mentoring in professions where this will make a real difference to university applications.
What makes Scarisbrick Hall Sixth Form special?
A unique and prestigious ‘pre-university’ experience in a brand new purpose built facility, set in historic surroundings
High academic challenge as part of our commitment to 100% excellence
Support with personal mentors and one-to-one guidance, small class sizes and separate social spaces for sixth form students
An absolute commitment to preparing students for University and beyond
Opportunities for international experiences and wide range of enrichment activities available
Minimum entry-requirement (6 Bs at GCSE with A*/A grades in subjects to be studied at A-Level)
Advanced curriculum taught by specialist subject teachers, with a strong emphasis on research and independent learning
Close collaboration with Universities and UCAS careers guidance, including enrichment days
Oxbridge and Specialist pathways
E3 enrichment programme including Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award level
Dedicated Medical and Scientific Society programmes, with visits from leading industry professionals
State of the art science labs and exposure to medical research projects with BMAT/UKCAT entry test preparation
IT suites including Apple Mac, hi-speed wifi, ipad-enhanced teaching
University admissions officers consistently advocate the advantages of having undertaken independent research.
For that reason, we offer various kinds of independent projects in the Lower Sixth; whether it is our internally supported and assessed subject-based research project, entry to national essay prize competitions or the Extended Project Qualification there are plenty of options to choose.
This range of projects not only provides individualised opportunities for students to explore a topic of choice in depth but enables them to develop the skills that will help them excel in higher education – both in terms of their UCAS application and during the courses themselves
Life in the Sixth Form at Scarisbrick provides students with a number of opportunities for personal development. Through our close collaboration with established universities we also provide an imaginative programme of complementary studies to broaden student horizons and further develop life skills.
Programmes such as the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the Engineering in Education scheme provide excellent research opportunities for students and allow each student to embark on a largely self-directed and self-motivated research project. We encourage creativity and curiosity in terms of research and students are encouraged to look beyond their subject specifications by utilising our University links and specialist Societies.
Our sixth form is intended to be one of the finest in the North West - a perfect blend of technology and tradition, individual progression and superior learning opportunities
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We provide specialist advice and guidance for potential Oxbridge applicants designed to stretch your further, to achieve additional UCAS points and to develop skills prized by top universities including leadership, critical thinking, motivation and management skills
For students who have a clear idea what they are going to progress onto at University we also boast an impressive group of societies that deliver personalised, high level provision in specialist areas. As part of our commitment to excellence, we are one of only a few Sixth Forms nationally that provides this enhanced aspect of Sixth Form education through societies dedicated to key academic disciplines.
We are one of only a few Sixth Forms nationally that offer a designated Medical Society (MEDSoc) programme which includes activities, events, work experience and volunteering opportunities in addition to visiting speakers from the Medical profession providing added support for determined students looking for successful careers in Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy and Veterinary as part of our support for specialist pathways. Running concurrent to this, there will be BMAT/UKCAT training run termly for aspiring Doctors, Medics and Vets to increase the chances of our students securing a place at Medical school.
Our Medical Society aims to construct a programme of activities, events and visiting speakers that will not only stimulate and provoke discussion on medical issues, but will also increase the chances of our students gaining a place at Medical School.
giving students real world experience…