Higham Lane Sixth Form opened in September 2016. We are an academic Sixth Form and offer 20 subjects at A-level and one as a vocational course (Health and Social care).
We have not offered the AS level at Sixth Form. Our entry profile required students to obtain at least 5 or more A*-C (9-4) grades with Bs/6s in the subjects that they wished to study at A-level. Chemistry and Physics needed a B/6 in Mathematics, and this was a recommendation for Computer Science. We offered resits in GCSE English Language and Mathematics for students who achieved a D/3 grade in either subject.
The subjects introduced at A-level that are not offered at GCSE are Computer Science, Economics, Government and Politics, Law, Media Studies and Psychology.
Students were offered four subjects if they attained high grades at GCSE. Most students are encouraged to select three. The students will have sat a mock in Spring 2019 and a further one in Spring 2020. Regular testing and assessments throughout the course has given us further reassurance about our A -level predictions. Regular moderation and quality assurance have also contributed to our confidence in making predicted grades.
We use ALPs, SISRA and the DfE Level 3 Value Added Ready Reckoner to help us track progress
Higham Lane School has been selected to be part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), delivered by ThinkHigher in Coventry and Warwickshire. Areas were selected where the HE participation of young people is both low and much lower than expected based on GCSE-level attainment. Therefore the project aims to work closely with students to raise aspiration and increase progression to further and higher education.
We offer many opportunities with links with HE and businesses and this includes the creation of a Student Union. The Union organise charity events, celebrate diversity and offer a range of subject and wider societies.
School Information (in context to our current Year 13).
Higham Lane School is an 11-18 comprehensive academy with approximately 1400 students on roll, based on an attractive site in the north east of Nuneaton on the Warwickshire-Leicestershire border.
The School’s mission is: “Helping learners succeed” and our students are encouraged to do their very best in every aspect of their lives and to reach the highest standards. Higham Lane achieved an ‘Outstanding’ grade from Ofsted in May 2019 and the Sixth Form a ‘Good’ with overall effectiveness as ‘Outstanding’.
Please see our 2018 GCSE summary here
Please see our 2018 A Level summary here (first set of results as a new Sixth Form)
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Mr Hanif Ladha
Head of Sixth Form