Castle Hill Sixth Form

Our dynamic learning environment is housed in purpose built Sixth Form and Vocational Centre. Twelve students a year are given opportunities that will prepare them for the world of work. Emphasis is placed on improving English, mathematics and computing skills allongside vocational and work related learning.

Students are encouraged to focus on three core skills areas:

  • Employability skills

  • Vocational skills

  • Lifelong learning

Sixth Form curriculum

Our two year programme aims to help students to:

  • Improve their English, maths and computing and qualifications.
  • Develop life skills and work skills by doing independent living activities, volunteering, mentoring and enrichment activities on a weekly basis.
  • Gain vocational experience and qualifications by working in our purpose built vocational centre.
  • Achieve the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze/Silver Award.

Full details of our sixth form curriculum can be viewed here:


Enrichment, Wellbeing & Lifeskills curriculum


Admissions procedure

We have 12 places a year available in our 6th Form at Castle Hill.

6th Form Open Evenings are held every year in June. Information will be published on the website, and letters and texts sent home to parents of Year 10  parents and students inviting them to the event.

6th Form Application forms are available from the school office and are on the school website.

An early application (in Year 10) is encouraged by the school.

These forms will be kept on file and used by school to generate placement offers.

If an application is not completed an offer of a 6th Form place will not be made.

Students need to meet our 6 Form criteria in order to be offered a place.

Offers are sent to parents in the November of Year 11.

Students not offered a place in December will be put on our waiting list and parents/carers informed should a place become available.  



6th Form criteria    

Students need to be:

  • Be motivated, keen to learn and take direction.

  • Want to become an independent adult who is keen to embrace opportunities.

  • Be able to access public transport independently, be working towards independent travel in year 11 or have a desire to be able to travel independently in the future.

  • Have at least *90% attendance for the last full academic year

(*certain exceptions may be made, for example medical/bereavement etc.)



Links to useful documents

Application 2020

Criteria and additional information

Y12 timetable 2019-20

Y13 timetable 2019-20

Code of conduct

6th Form Curriculum

Enrichment, Wellbeing & Lifeskills


To learn more call Mrs J. Jones on 0161 2853925,


Our sixth form curriculum is built around five learning habits: Resilience, Reasoning, Reflecting, Questioning and Collaborating. Click on the image below to see examples of students developing  these habits of mind.