Head of Sixth Form Mr Ben Brennan

The Hart School (@thehartschool) is celebrating securing its first ever Oxford University (@UniofOxford) interviews – and that’s not all!

The Hart School in Rugeley is celebrating more students than ever before going off to university as it invites new students to apply for its Sixth Form.

The high school’s Sixth Form is recognised for its unique bespoke curriculum, which includes Level 3 Dance and Public Services, that it creates around each specific student intake’s career goals and has won high praise from Ofsted, students and parents.

As part of significant and continued investment in the Penkridge Bank Road School, new head, Miss Rachael Sandham, recently unveiled newly refurbished Sixth Form areas, including a dedicated Sixth Form entrance, as well as a new all-weather leisure dome - the only one of its kind in the UK – a new ICT suite and refurbished library.

The Hart School is also celebrating securing its first ever student interviews for places at Oxford University and a Sixth Former reaching the final of Creative Education Trust’s national public speaking contest.

“Sixth Form students are taught very well” – Ofsted

Just some of the praise the Sixth Form’s received from Ofsted includes: “Sixth Form students are taught very well,”; “Teachers are passionate about their subject and transfer their knowledge to Sixth Formers with enthusiasm,” and “Sixth Formers receive effective support and advice, including when applying for university.”

It also added that it has “strong leadership” in Head of Sixth Form Mr Ben Brennan, who said: “We are incredibly proud of the continued success of our Sixth Formers.

“We strongly believe that a bespoke curriculum - of A Levels and vocational BTEQ courses – is the most effective way to work with our students to successfully achieve their individual career goals.”

As well as having more students go off to university than before the school also guides students to other destinations post Sixth Form, including Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.

Year on year Sixth Form exam success

The Sixth Form has celebrated year-on-year successes since the school became a part of Creative Education Trust nine years ago.

Its 2020 successes include: Continued increase in top A* and A grades compared to 2019, students achieving approximately a full grade higher in every subject compared to last year; over 40 per cent of all grades a grade B or higher; and there were outstanding results in Chemistry, Fine Art and Psychology with all students achieving an average grade of A in these subjects.

Former Sixth Former Will Langston, who finished his studies earlier this year, said:

“I couldn’t have asked for better and more supportive teachers throughout my courses.

“They were always more than happy to go the extra mile to help me get around the tougher parts, whilst also being approachable and making my time at Sixth form really enjoyable.”

Parents have also commented that Sixth Form teachers are “outstanding” and extremely supportive. 

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