Welcome from the Head of Sixth Form

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

B.A. Hons (Plymouth), P.G.C.E (Soton), M.St (Cantab)

Hear more from Mr Ryan East, our new Head of Sixth Form, about his plans for Leweston Sixth Form and the new LEad programme in the video below.

The Leweston Learner
From Nursery to Sixth Form Leweston shares an educational approach that helps our pupils develop an attitude to learning they can apply across the curriculum, as well as in the wider world. Click on the six key characteristics to find out more.