Welcome to the Sixth Form

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The Sixth Form was graded as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2015.

The Sixth Form at Cheam High School has over 500 students and we are very proud of all of our students. We are in the enviable position of seeing them grow, mature and develop which is incredibly satisfying. The experience we provide for all students enables them to achieve very well, both academically and personally. The Sixth Form Management Team consists of 11 members of staff and together with more than 30 tutors work incredibly hard to support all students, academically and pastorally, to achieve their goals.

Our curriculum is vast with 28 A level courses and 14 Vocational courses on offer. Students are able to choose a combination of these courses or just A levels or Vocational subjects. Our teaching and learning is of the highest standard and is regularly monitored to ensure students receive the best education and opportunities.

All students have a range of enrichment opportunities to build up their extra-curricular experiences which helps when applying for university or a job or apprenticeship. The support we provide for every student in the progression route they decide is second to none. Students can be a prefect, mentor students, contribute to the school and local community and undertake a week's work experience.

Tutor time and assemblies are compulsory and are a vital part of the week. Praise is widespread across the sixth form and in many forms. Sixth form events are regular to enable students to have fun and relax away from the demands of their studies as well as earn community cup points for their tutor group and raise money for the Sixth Form charity. Events include challenge weeks, tutor & tutee Masterchef, decoration making and tombola’s.

Post 16 exam results for 2019 were very strong again, following a very successful year in 2018.  Highlights include:

  • 10% of entries graded at the highest possible  i.e. A* or Distinction*
  • 31% of entries graded at the top grades i.e. A or A*; Distinction or Distinction*
  • 62% of entries graded at B grade or higher (A level) or Merit or higher (vocational)
  • Pass rates exceeding national averages at A level and vocational level 3

There were many excellent individual performances including:

  • 12 students with 3 A and AX grades and 28 students with at least 2 A or AX grades
  • 20 students achieved a mix of at least 2 DX/DI grades

Progression 2022

This year we supported over 180 students to apply to university and a number to Art/Drama/Music Colleges. 20% of students will be attending a Russell Group University and 28% have a place at a ‘prestigious’ university.

The remaining students applied (or were applying) for apprenticeships and jobs. A number of students secured apprenticeships to employers including Mazars, Unilever, The Bank of England, the RAF, Met Police and the Leo Trust.

We are very proud of all our students’ achievements and wish all students the best of luck in their next steps.

For September 2023 entry, our Sixth Form Open Evening will be a 'live' event on Thursday 12th January 2023. Please see the Home page of the website as well as the Post 16 section for relevant resources and forms (to follow).

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about Cheam High School Sixth Form or you would like to present an assembly or talk, do not hesitate to contact us on secretary@cheam.sutton.sch.uk or 0208 254 6857.

Best wishes

Mr S Brewis

Assistant Headteacher; Director of Sixth Form