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I am delighted to welcome you to The Duston School Sixth Form and share with you our aims and aspirations.

We are proud of our Sixth Form and the support, care and guidance we provide to our students, along with excellent teaching and the facilities you would expect from a great Sixth Form, including a designated Sixth Form area and an experienced Sixth Form team.

A relentless approach to student focused achievement and progress is what has driven up standards in Sixth Form.

The Sixth Form has increased in capacity over the last few years, with a wide range of A Levels and vocational subjects.

We continue to have a significant number of Russell Group successful applicants, including Oxbridge, and we are proud of the superb destinations of all our Post 18 leavers. We have dedicated support for those that may not wish to attend university post-18 and we have seen increasing success with our degree apprenticeships applications.

Pre-pandemic, in 2019 the school achieved its best ever set of A Level results, with academic progress placed at 0.48, which placed the school’s Sixth Form in the top 5% of all schools nationally. During the 2022 and 2023 examination series the school built upon this success. In 2023 the Sixth Form results were the BEST ever in the school’s history for both academic and applied subjects.

We have excellent programmes for enrichment, including EPQ, Peer Mentoring, targeted Horizons sessions and an extensive work experience programme.

Our Sixth Form is an integral part of the whole school community and the students in all year groups benefit from our focus on role modelling and mentoring.

Our Sixth Form study centre offers opportunities for both independent and supported study. All students undertake engaging and meaningful enrichment activities, and we encourage students to take on roles of responsibility within the school community,
such as the Head Student Team, Student Voice, Peer Mentoring and Curriculum Support.

We also recognise that education is not solely based on achieving those vital qualifications, but also about becoming a confident young adult. We offer high quality pastoral care, careers guidance, and Higher Education support so that our students are fully informed of the wealth of opportunities open to them in the future.

We are ambitious for our students, and our expectations of conduct and commitment are high. Our Sixth Form is a place for students who want to work hard and realise their potential, and we are proud to support them on their journey.

Thank you for your interest in our Sixth Form. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

Mrs N Montagu  |  Vice Principal - Head of Sixth Form