Sixth Form

What Ofsted Say About Wadham Sixth Form

Ofsted said that we ‘achieve above the national average’

‘The sixth form is good. Students make better overall progress than is the case nationally. Results in A level and other examinations are above the national average. Many students progress to higher education.’

Ofsted said that sixth form students make ‘good progress’

‘Students in the sixth form achieve well. Many attain above average results, representing good progress from their starting point. For example, very high quality work was seen from students, most of whom had modest GCSE results, studying a sports science course.’

Ofsted said that ‘teaching is good’

‘Teaching in the sixth form is good. Many classes are small, enabling the teacher to give much individual help. In a Year 13 mathematics class, where students’ target grades ranged from A* to E, the teacher challenged lower attaining students with difficult questions, and gave help with unfamiliar specialist terminology to a student developing his fluency in English.’

Ofsted said that ‘the sixth form is well led’

‘The sixth form is well led and the curriculum meets the needs of the students who choose to stay and study at the school. As the sixth form is small, students are guided carefully to the provision that best meets their needs.’