The Sixth Form at Shebbear College blends academic achievement and exam success with fun and friendship. We are welcoming and unpretentious, developing the strengths and aspirations of every pupil in a supportive and caring environment.
Studying in the Sixth Form at Shebbear College is a fantastic opportunity to focus on the subjects for which you hold a real passion, and to immerse yourself in a more focused style of learning. The subjects are more complex and the workload is greater but our class sizes are small and you will develop a whole new working relationship with your teachers who will support you every step of the way.
In the Sixth Form there is a far greater emphasis on independent study, enabling you to develop invaluable skills for higher education and later life.
We offer a full range of A-Level subjects as well as BTEC options with a free choice of combinations. Our smaller size and experienced teachers mean that we are able to focus on you as an individual, tailoring your learning journey and helping you to achieve your potential at this crucial time in your education.
However, we believe that learning does not just take place in the classroom, and one of our Sixth Form’s key strengths is the wide variety of opportunities on offer. Our Sixth Formers regularly take part in charity work and exchange programmes as well as having the opportunity to be involved in an extensive range of co-curricular activities including Ten Tors, Duke of Edinburgh, Eco-Schools and trips abroad, broadening their horizons, building their confidence and developing leadership skills.
In the Sixth Form you will have the support of our excellent Horizons department.You will participate in regular tutorial sessions, covering topics such as study skills, pupil finance, gap year opportunities and C.V. writing and interviews, as well as regular debating sessions. You will be encouraged to organise your own study time outside of lessons and take on responsibilities, developing the management and leadership skills needed to prepare for life at university and beyond.
Sixth Form pupils enjoy their own dress code and are based in our modern Sixth Form Centre, located in the heart of our rural campus. They are very much part of the school community, whilst enabling a greater freedom within the school day.
The Sixth Form Centre is an adult environment in which you can both develop your academic potential and relax with your friends. There are a number of rooms for quiet individual study and group study, classrooms, meeting rooms, our Careers Office and a common room with kitchen.