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Welcome to Sixth Form

An introduction from Mr Ryan-East, Head of Leweston Sixth Form

Matthew Ryan-East (3)

Moving on to Sixth Form studies presents you with new opportunities and challenges, whether you are progressing from Year 11 at Leweston or joining us from another school. Whatever your background, you will be aiming to build on your achievements to date, to explore the many opportunities open to you and plan for your future. We aim to support and encourage you as much as we can to help you to achieve your goals and realise your potential.

There is a strong work ethic in our Sixth Form and we are very proud of the achievements of all our students. The two years spent in Sixth Form mark the transition between school and going on to college, university, taking a GAP year or entering employment.

The Sixth Form at Leweston offers you a broad and enriching curriculum. As well as exploring new areas of knowledge, perhaps in new subjects, you will find opportunities for wider interaction with others, for leadership and involvement in the community as well as different experiences in sport, art, design, drama and music. We attach great importance to the skills and personal qualities that you gain not only through your work but also through other activities both in and out of school. There are opportunities to work in teams, to help others and to take on roles of responsibility. You will take part in visits both as a year group and through academic departments; you will have access to facilities that include art studios, design and technology workshops, laboratories, drama, music, sport and ICT. Taking advantage of these opportunities will help you to achieve high standards in all you do and to make the most of the Sixth Form.

The Sixth Form community aims to be inclusive and supportive of everyone. Life-long friendships are made here and sustained in years to come. It is an exciting time and the decisions, plans and ideas you make now will forge the future ahead. Over the two years you will explore your aspirations and develop your thinking and life skills, so that you leave us as an independent young person equipped to thrive and lead in the world.

Mr Matthew Ryan-East, Head of Sixth Form
BA (Hons) Plymouth, PGCE Soton, MSt Cantab

The Sixth Form Difference

We want everyone to get the most out of their final years at Leweston. Sixth Form is an exciting time and decisions, plans and ideas made now will forge the future ahead.

There is a study room for day students but the spacious and bright Pensabene Library is another possibility whilst the Eleanor Library is a dedicated, and exclusive Sixth Form study space. Sixth Form boarders have their own study bedrooms in their Houses. Sixth Formers can also use the school Cedars Café during breaks and study periods.

The maturity and independence of Sixth Formers serve as a passport to move freely around the school and capitalise on its resources, both the Art and Design Centre and Music School have A Level Studios purely for their use. Whatever the student’s learning style, or task, there is somewhere for everyone.

Away from study, Sixth Form students have unsupervised access to the gym and enjoy privileges not extended to the rest of the pupils. They enjoy greater freedoms, for example Year 13 have the option of signing out and leaving the campus in the afternoons, provided they have no other commitments.

At A Glance


Students in Sixth Form


Different subjects available


Average Sixth Form class size


A* - A Grades in Sixth Form


Tutoring or Pastoral staff


Weekly Clubs and Activities


Take the Next Step

Why not come and visit Leweston to see why it could be the right fit for your family. Every visit includes a tour as well as the opportunity to meet the Headmaster, teachers and pupils. You will get to see behind the scenes on a normal teaching day at our school. Sixth Form Taster Days are also available.

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