Meet the Team
At Whitefield Sixth Form, we provide a challenging and rewarding curriculum. Building on the skills gained at GCSE level, we offer a variety of both academic and vocational subjects, suiting all needs and ensuring every student leaves us fully prepared for further education, training or the world of work.
We inspire our students to develop a strong work ethic and a sense of independence in preparation for their future lives. With dedicated Sixth Form spaces within the school building, students have the resources and support they need to succeed. Our recent success is characterised by the fact that in 2020 and in 2021, 100% of students who applied to university received an offer from their first choice institution. The students receive tailored guidance during their university application process, and will be supported at all stages of their application.
We have a rigorous approach to monitoring students' achievements. We track every student in every subject to ensure that no one falls behind in their studies and we address any areas that need attention. Parents are also kept well informed of how to support their child's progress.
Whilst studying in Whitefield Sixth Form, students also benefit from a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities, including the chance to take on leadership roles within the Sixth Form and whole school and to participate in a number of field trips both in the UK and abroad. Through work experience, students also gain valuable experience of the world of work.
Applications to the Sixth Form are welcome from both Whitefield students and applicants from other schools. Should you wish to find out more or to arrange a tour of the Sixth Form, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to you joining our successful Sixth Form.
Mr Darren Harkin - Head of Sixth Form
I joined the PE department at Whitefield School in 2017. Having taught students across all year groups, I have experienced the growth and success of our students once completing their GCSEs. I am passionate about students maintaining this success in our Sixth Form whilst widening opportunities, networking and gaining essential skills to pursue aspirational careers. I have joined the Sixth Form team to inspire, motivate and encourage students towards reaching their full potential and securing positions in their desired destinations, whether that be university, apprenticeships or employment.
My role involves fully preparing students for university; giving support and guidance on UCAS applications, personal statements, subject and university choices and university life through induction days and professional workshops within school. I am also responsible for liaising with professional organisations to seek work experience opportunities and meeting the needs of our students to provide them with interview and employability training, increasing confidence when interacting with others and having the drive to excel.
Built on Whitefield's fundamental values of being Ambitious, Respectful and showing Effort, Whitefield's Sixth Form's purpose is to ensure the future success of all our students.
Alfie Dwight - Deputy Head of Sixth Form
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