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 a full week long work experience, the Extended Project, and Young Enterprise competition.  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 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, 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. 

All internal and external candidates who meet the academic criteria will receive a place in the sixth form. The academic standard for admission and the course requirements are in the sixth form prospectus. The capacity for the sixth form is 240 students with 20 of these places available for external students.

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 2018

Post 16 Options Evening – 18:00-20:00 (talk from 18:00) Options application packs available

November 2018

Internal Deadline to return option forms

November 2018

Option interviews

December 2018

Offer of places at Post 16 confirmed

January 2019

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.

Post 16 staff available for discussion during this period before, during and after school.

June 2019

Post 16 Taster days

August 2019

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


Last updated: 06 Dec 2019