Sixth Form Open Evening 2020

Welcome to our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening. We hope you and your families are keeping well during these challenging times. In light of the current circumstances, we have taken the decision to move our Open Evening online.  We are proud to showcase the work and achievements of teachers and students in the videos below. Please click on the various subject tabs to hear from current community members about their experiences of the sixth form. We hope these materials will help you make an informed decision about the subjects you wish to study next year.

Applications for entry in September 2021 can be made online now. The application form will close on January 22nd 2021.

If you have any questions, please email sixthform@spwt.net

Biology

Studying A level Biology enables you to understand the world. We offer particularly exciting opportunities for students to work as biomedical researchers through our Authentic Biology Programme based in the St Paul’s Way Trust Research Laboratory. You will be involved in many hands-on projects and get a real taste of university research. The course promotes an appreciation of the importance of experimental and investigatory work whilst also developing essential knowledge and understanding of biological facts and principles.

Chemistry

Salters Advanced Chemistry is the most interesting and relevant A Level specification available. Designed by academics in collaboration with industrial partners, a context-led approach enables students to develop outstanding chemical knowledge, understanding and practical skills alongside a wider appreciation of the importance of chemistry in both the natural world and chemical industries.

Computer Science

Computer Science is a practical subject where students can apply academic principles learned in the classroom to real-world systems. It is a creative subject that will develop your computational thinking and problem-solving skills, as you learn to design systems and understand the power and limits of human machine intelligence.

Mathematics

A level Mathematics involves the study of mathematical principles and techniques and their application to theoretical and practical problem solving. It provides the sound base necessary for further mathematical study
but it is also a highly respected A level for all degree courses. If you are particularly interested in studying Mathematics at university you should also look at studying A level Further Mathematics.

Further Mathematics

This course can only be taken in addition to A level Mathematics and involves a deeper study of mathematical principles and techniques. You should have a real passion for mathematics and be confident in experimenting with and applying your knowledge. If you are thinking of studying Mathematics at a top university then you should consider choosing this subject.

Physics

Physics is a rich and varied subject which gives students a deep insight into how the physical world works. This course aims to develop an understanding of the link between theory and experiment. Through fostering the development of skills in the design and execution of experiments as well as demonstrating the importance of physics as a human endeavour, we will also explore how physics interacts with social, philosophical, economic and industrial matters. Physics is a stimulating and intellectually demanding subject which is deeply rewarding to study.