The aim of these pages is to provide students and their parents with as much information as possible about the school Sixth Form. We feel it gives a real flavour of our special community and we hope it is of use to both existing and prospective students and their parents.
Choosing the right community for post-16 study is a difficult one, but we feel we offer an outstanding level of support and provision for all the students in our care in one of the most academic, yet supportive Sixth Forms in the country. We offer first-class, academic provision in 25 different A Level subjects, combined with an extra-curricular and pastoral programme which ensures we develop well-rounded and successful young people. Our motto is ‘Love as Brethren’ and this is encapsulated around the three pillars of our post 16-provision; academic success, extra-curricular enrichment and cultural and personal development. We are a large Sixth Form with over 500 students who form a diverse and highly talented cohort of exceptional young people. We have extremely high expectations of all our students in all areas of their lives; personal appearance, conduct and academic standards.
2018 has been another highly successful one for the Sixth Form and most importantly its students. The Sixth Form continues to break the national trend with a strong set of A Level results. Year 13 achieved an excellent pass rate of 99% with almost 70% of entries at grade A*, A and B. These figures are well above other local providers. At A*-C grades the figure was 90%. Once again it is pleasing to see the overwhelming majority of our students’ progress onto university courses at the very best institutions in the country. Moreover, we regard our careers provision to be amongst the best in the country and many students leave straight from Coopers’ taking up highly revered posts in international companies such as EY, KPMG and PwC.
Our accommodation provision is something we are rightly proud of, following a £1m investment in a new ‘Sixth Form Centre’. The Centre was built following an extensive fund-raising campaign with contributions from hundreds of members of our school community. Students’ benefit from a state of the art ‘Common Room’ with their own dining and social facilities, complimented by flat screen TVs and wireless broadband. For study, there is a purpose built ‘Learning Zone’ with space for private study and over 50 high-speed PCs to support learning. The Centre boasts 10 state-of-the-art classrooms, with in-built audio-visual technology, the latest interactive teaching whiteboards as well as air conditioning in all rooms.
The Sixth Form is only one part of a highly successful school community of over 1400 students and it is expected that they will act as role-models and leaders. We strongly believe that studying at The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School Sixth Form is an excellent choice that not only provides first rate teaching and learning within a traditional context, but also prepares students for the challenges of 21st Century life.