The raising the participation agenda requires all students to now stay in education or training until the age of 18. Progression through Sixth Form enables students to achieve greater fulfilment and to access better careers and salaries in their future lives.

At Kingsthorpe College we strive to offer a broad and balanced curriculum. We offer courses for different abilities through a combination of academic and vocational provision.  In addition, there are enrichment programmes and courses such as work experience, General Studies and the Extended Project.  This encourages large numbers of our Year 11 students to stay on into Sixth Form along with a number of applicants from other areas. The vast majority of our Year 13 students choose to go on to university after Sixth Form form.

We offer a friendly and supportive environment in which to learn. There is an excellent system of pastoral care and tutors work closely with students to help them through Sixth Form and towards university, training or a career.  The teaching staff work hard and are committed to achieving high results for their students.   

There are also opportunities for extra-curricular development such as paired reading, social events, fundraising, house activities and the student leadership team.  We have a Head Boy and Head Girl who play a key role in representing the student body and shaping the learning experience of students in the school.

In the prospectus you will find details of all of the courses which we currently offer at Kingsthorpe College. All students in Year 11 have a one-to-one interview with a member of the Sixth Form team to ensure they pick the correct subjects to enable them to achieve their future aspirations.

We thank you for your interest in post-16 education at Kingsthorpe College and look forward to receiving your application. If you require any further information, please contact the school on 01604 716106 and ask for Paul Pomerantz on extension 1323.

Post-16 option choice timeline

Date Option details

November 2016

Post-16 option evening at Kingsthorpe College

January - February 2017

Interviews for every student in year 11 to discuss their post-16 option choices

January - March 2017

External students are encouraged to apply during this time, and certainly by the end of March,
to ensure the greatest chance of gaining a place at the College, and to be able to study the subjects they wish to study

June 2017

Post-16 taster week at Kingsthorpe College

Thursday 24th August 2017

GCSE Results and enrolment day, Members of the Sixth form team
are available to discuss results and finalise subject choices

September 2017

College starts - students begin their Post 16 courses


Last updated: 10 Oct 2017