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Sixth Form

Tapton Sixth Form is an inspiring, challenging and dynamic setting in which to take your A-Levels. 

Sixth Form is the stage of school where you begin to focus on and develop your academic passions.  At Tapton, students are able to choose three or four subjects from a broad curriculum offer allowing a focus on the subjects that really matter to them in preparation for further study  post-18. 

Sixth Form is also the final stage of compulsory education before students enter into the adult world.  At Tapton we take this seriously.  Alongside high expectations for attendance, punctuality and behaviour, all of our students experience a guidance programme that prepares them for the challenges of independent living - including a focus on managing mental health and well-being.  This complements the pastoral support provided by form tutors and the wider Sixth Form team as our students prepare for adulthood. 

Our students are also encouraged to engage in a wide range of super and extra curricular activities to help them grow as individuals and members of our school community.

Access to independent advice and guidance about careers and post-18 destinations is also essential as students in Sixth Form begin to plan their next steps beyond school.  At Tapton, our students experience a wide range of opportunities from guest speakers to external events that support their decision making.

Supported by our broad curriculum,  this means that our students are able to progress to a wide variety destinations allowing them the opportunity to become who and what they want to be.

Our Sixth Form community is made up not only of students from Tapton, but also of students from over thirty different schools in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.  This makes Tapton a diverse and vibrant community.  It also means that we have a clear focus on the importance of transition.  We make close ties with the schools that our students join us from and involve them in a transition programme - supported by the National Citizen Service - designed to help them to feel part of Tapton before they begin Year 12 in September.  If our students feel part of Sixth Form they will thrive.  Thank you for reading.

5 Reasons to study with us:
  • You will be joining an outstanding sixth form that consistently produces some of the best results in the city
  • You will be provided with personalised guidance about appropriate subject choices and Post-18 destinations
  • You will experience outstanding teaching and learning from staff who inspire and are specialists in their field
  • You will be allocated an experienced form tutor who will provide you with academic and pastoral support on a daily basis, backed up by an extensive and effective Sixth Form Team
  • You will have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of enrichment activities, including super curricular, extra-curricular, work experience and volunteering.

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“Tapton Sixth Form is Outstanding. High-quality teaching and excellent guidance ensure that students make outstanding progress across Years 12 and 13, and are very well prepared for their future lives.”