Sixth Form

Welcome to The Ladder School Sixth Form

At The Ladder School we offer a slightly different Sixth Form experience to that of other educational establishments. Our class sizes are very small (with at least 2 members of staff) and so you will get extra help and support in all your lessons. Additionally, you will be assigned a Learning Coach who will meet with you regularly to ensure you are getting the most out of your studies and who will provide any additional pastoral support you may need. We pride ourselves on our personal approach to teaching and supporting students.

The study programme you will follow invests in providing a choice of Level 2 Vocational Courses, Skills Lessons alongside Maths and English GCSE retakes allowing you to secure a balanced curriculum overall. Specific strategies to support students with SEND are provided by the school’s SENDCo throughout the year. Every student with identified SEND has a personalised package of support, providing guidance to enable them to succeed in school. Additionally, you will benefit from a work placement one day a week.

Overall, this curriculum ensures you have the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding which will provide you with a route through education that has clear progression pathways into employment, further study or an apprenticeship.

To arrange a visit to The Ladder School please contact Reception or Mrs R Bryant (Head of Sixth Form) bryant.r@tls.merciantrust.org

How does our Sixth Form work?

All students will study one of the following options:

BTEC Level 2 Art and Design

BTEC TECH Award Child Development Level 1/2

WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering

BTEC Level 2 Public Services

All students will access both re-sits in the following:

GCSE English Language

GCSE Mathematics

All students will participate in all:

Skills Sessions, Enrichment and Work Experience

Please click on the links below to find out more information about the subjects and how to apply.

Click here to view our Sixth Form leaflet