Feb 06

Project Perfection

Students have been presenting their extended projects to a panel of Sixth Form staff. From a photographic project on the changing nature of women’s fashion, to an experiment in altering the genetic makeup of wheat, via a fully functional computer game, the things our students have achieved independently are truly breathtaking. Well done!

Jan 27

Information Evening 2017

We had our best turnout yet for the latest Sixth Form Open Evening. This was a chance for students to think about where they want to be in three years time, and with seven universities and three higher apprenticeship providers in attendance, they had plenty of people to talk to. But even better than talking to the professionals, potential sixth formers had the chance to hear from our successful candidates for Cambridge, Durham and Veterinary school. 

Applications for our Sixth Form are still open. You can download an application form to fill in and hand to our school reception here.

Alternatively you can apply through our UCAS Progress site here.

Applications are filling up fast so make sure you submit yours as soon as possible! Ou closing date is 10th February!

Jan 13

Offers of a Lifetime!

Offers have started to flood in for our sixth form students from universities across the country, but special mention has to go to Adam Liddle who has secured a place studying Natural Sciences at Christ’s College Cambridge.  Adam is a hugely talented scientist who has passed the most rigorous application process in the country – we are immensely proud of him.

Uni-1Among the many students who have secured excellent offers, three former Sandhill View students stand out.  Brandon Smith has been offered a place at Veterinary School in Liverpool while Bobbie-Jay Barnett and Dillon Scott are both heading to Durham to study Psychology and Physics respectively.  Many congratulations to all of our hard-working sixth formers! Uni-2

Dec 13

Adding to their Success

maths-1On Tuesday 7 November 5 students from sixth form were entered for the senior UK Maths Challenge. The Senior Challenge is aimed at all 16 – 19 year olds studying mathematics. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in 90 minutes and is sat in school under normal exam conditions. Our Sixth Formers who rose to the challenge did particularly well with Jack Udale  & Michael Beattie attaining gold awards and Adam Liddle & Sam Lowery each getting silver. Jack and Michael now go on to participate in the next round of the competition. Well done to you all and good luck to Jack & Michael!

Dec 13

All in the Mind

think-1Last week our sixth form students took part in a ‘ThinkWell’ workshop, which focused on mental health and emotional well-being. The initiative was set up by Jonny Benjamin and the session followed his story, “Stranger on a Bridge”, which has attracted worldwide media attention. Our students left the session much more aware of signs to look out for in both themselves and others in relation to mental health.

Dec 09

Southmoor Sages


Students in the Sixth Form recently took part in auditions for a place in the nationally recognised Stage Business Partnership Programme. Ten of our students were invited down to London on an all expenses trip to undertake their first public speaking workshop. Outside of the full day training session, held at the Old Vic Theatre, students enjoyed shopping in Oxford Street, a meal and a chance to get a feel for the city.

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Dec 06

Open Evening 2016

1f786b4e-346b-4c73-9953-d49ee516494aThe Sixth Form was a hive of activity last Thursdayt.  We had a fantastic turnout from Southmoor and Sandhill View pupils as well as students from other schools across the city and beyond coming to see our wonderful Sixth Form. This was our biggest event so far, with so many staff, parents and pupils coming together to enjoy everything our post 16 facilities have to offer.

If you’d like to apply for our Sixth Form, please use our online application service here

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Nov 15


SIDE-2A group of AS and A level students attended an interesting exhibition called ‘Childhoods’ as an introduction to a new assignment.  CHILDHOODS crosses four continents opening up stories about young people that are often ignored or misrepresented. It brings together film and photography created between 1977, when Side Gallery first opened, and now. The student’s responses, attitude and reflections on the work was outstanding with some genuine heartfelt reactions displayed on their behalf.SIDE-1SIDE-3


Oct 17

Year 12 Take to The Lakes


Year 12 went for their traditional ‘Welcome to Sixth Form’ visit to the Lake District last weekend.  70 students and staff descended on Derwent Hill, for a packed few days of gill-scrambling, canoeing, high rope challenges and midnight walks. The students were impeccable – just what we expect from our sixth formers – and thankfully no one was taken by the dreaded Cumbrian Black Dog, despite some mysterious sounds in the night!Derwent-1-2 Derwent-1-3 Derwent-1-4 Derwent-1-5Derwent-1-1Derwent-1-11

Oct 17

University Calling


Last week seven of our ambitious students have submitted their University applications for the most competitive courses in the country. Two students are aiming for Veterinary Medicine, one for Medicine and four for Oxbridge applying for a range of subjects including; Natural Sciences and Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge, Philosophy Politics & Economics and History and Politics at Oxford.  We wish them all the best!

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