Upton High Sixth Form Prospectus

I am delighted and proud to introduce you to our Sixth Form prospectus, which will give you just a flavour of the outstanding Sixth Form provision here at Upton-by-Chester High School. In May 2015 OfSTED judged the school to be ‘a good school with an OUTSTANDING Sixth Form’ . In their visit in May 2019 they confirmed that this was still the case. We are highly effective in delivering outcomes that provide exceptionally well for our learners’ needs, ensuring that they are very well equipped for the next stage of their education, training or employment. Staff secure fast progress for our learners and use their expert subject knowledge to motivate learners exceptionally well. This is demonstrated by our outstanding results achieved by our learners often placing the school in the top 10% of schools across the UK. Our sixth form learners leave us as well qualified, well- rounded individuals who have benefitted from an exceptional Sixth Form experience, both within and beyond the classroom; they are consistently securing places on their chosen pathways and excelling. This is our main measure of success. Young people who join our Sixth Form, whether from our school or increasingly from neighbouring schools, benefit from a myriad of opportunities that come from being part of a large, highly successful Sixth Form. They also benefit from the many additional opportunities available for leadership, service and extra-curricular activities afforded by being part of the largest comprehensive school in Chester. We are proud of this fantastic range of activities and the positive impact it has on out learners. It is this mix of academic excellence, strong community and provision of enriching activities that makes our Sixth Form such an outstanding place to work and learn. We would be delighted to welcome you to our virtual Open Evening and welcome you to any event we can, to support your choice of Sixth Form. With best wishes Mr L. Cummins Headteacher As Director of Sixth Form I warmly welcome your interest in joining our successful Sixth Form. We pride ourselves in offering the best education we can that stimulates, inspires and positively challenges our learners to reach their full potential. Sixth Form is a happy and vibrant place that is underpinned by hardworking individuals. We offer a holistic education that offers effective learning and study skills, high level care and guidance, enrichment opportunities and a second to none career guidance and UCAS mentoring system. Our Sixth Form curriculum offers a range and breadth of academic courses that is supported by the option to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) to enhance future university applications and develop independent learning skills. We also incorporate a VESPA (Vision, Effort, System, Practice & Attitude) mindset within our Sixth Form, allowing our learners to develop the most effective learning attitudes. Through what we do we allow our learners to leave us as young mature adults ready to be successful in the next part of their journey and beyond, whether that be at university, on an apprenticeship or in the world of work. We hope you find our prospectus interesting and informative and gives you the required information that you require for joining our outstanding Sixth Form. We welcome applications from our own learners at Upton-By-Chester High School and those from other schools. We look forward to seeing you soon. Mr P Lewis Director of Key Stage 5 Welcome to Upton High Sixth Form