Moving On From Senior School
The process for securing a Sixth Form place begins in Year 10 when we encourage our pupils and parents to visit Open Events at a variety of schools and colleges.
Pupils need to make these visits in order to obtain the information they require to make personal judgements about the various establishments that are available to them at 16+, before deciding which one is right for them.
Our pupils across the Group have a track record of success in their applications to a number of popular schools, both independent and state, with some gaining scholarships. Pupils are encouraged to be diligent and committed students who know the value of hard work. They are encouraged to be confident about their strengths, strive to overcome their weaknesses and to be ambitious about the future.
The vast majority choose to study locally in independent and state schools, grammar schools or colleges. Although most take A Level courses with the expectation of going on to university, some of our students choose vocational Level 3 Diploma courses which are equivalent to A Levels.
In Year 10 and 11, pupils will be prepared for life beyond Coopersale Hall in a number of ways.
- Mock A Level interviews with the Head and senior team.
- Careers guidance, discussions and practice interviews with industry leaders built into the curriculum in Years 10 and 11.
- A week’s work experience in the summer term of Year 10 to give students a flavour of working in a real setting.
- Aptitude tests in Year 10 that help shape future academic and career choices.