Welcome to Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form

Applications now open for September 2024. We offer 18 A Level cources and a range BTEC vocational qualifications. Application deadline 20th December 2023.

About Our Sixth Form

At Ashton on Mersey we believe that each student in our community should have the equal chance to be the best they can possibly be. Our vision is that every individual will secure the knowledge and skills required to embrace opportunities and challenges with confidence and independence. Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form rightly builds upon the excellent foundations developed in Key Stages 3 and 4 whilst creating a platform and pathway to higher education including prestigious universities, apprenticeships and the world of work. Students will experience an ambitious curriculum which provides a blend of experiences to suit individual needs and aspirations. A Level qualifications in a full suite of subject areas are provided alongside high quality technical and vocational qualifications.

Our facilities are outstanding and are designed to meet the needs of modern and independent students; including, advanced ICT facilities, state of the art science laboratories, a dedicated learning suite, welcoming classrooms, world class sport and fitness facilities and contemporary social spaces. Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form is ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted 2019) with students achieving Key Stage 5 outcomes that surpass all national expectations in an educational environment that students enjoy. In addition to academic expectations, all students at Ashton on Mersey Sixth form will have opportunities to build valuable wider interpersonal skills such as teamwork and communication alongside gaining an understanding of the importance of local, national and global issues. The culture of Ashton on Mersey is non-negotiable in its commitment to support young people to make a difference to our world.

A-Level Pathways

Ashton on Mersey Sixth form has a comprehensive A Level pathway, offering 18 different subjects. Students opting to follow an A Level pathway pick a minimum of 3 A level subjects.

Vocational Pathways

Ashton on Mersey Sixth form has a well-established BTEC pathway, offering 3 different BTEC qualifications. Each BTEC qualification is equivalent to 3 A levels. Students opting to follow the BTEC pathway pick a single subject and specialise in this subject.

Bursary

The School Bursary, funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), is to support students who face financial barriers to participating in 16-19 learning.

16 – 19 Tuition Funding

The 16-19 tuition fund is additional funding, provided by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to support students who have had their learning affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Sixth Form

To find out more about Ashton on Mersey School Sixth Form, please read our prospectus.

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