The Sixth Form is at the heart of the school. In our purpose-built Sixth Form Centre there are social and study spaces, alongside our Sixth Form cafe. The pastoral team are also based in the Centre, ready to help students at any time during the day.
Beyond the Sixth Form Centre, lessons for our Year 12s and 13s take place across the school, delivered by highly qualified subject experts. We also encourage students to participate in many other aspects of school life. This may be through engaging in one of the many extracurricular activities which are on offer, or taking a leadership role supporting younger students. We give our students the opportunity to develop personally as well as academically, as they prepare for life beyond Sixth Form.
Our Sixth Form students are a credit to this school. We are always pleased to see how quickly students joining the Sixth Form from other schools settle, make friends and become a part of the school community.
Crompton House Sixth Form is an academic Sixth Form, offering predominantly A Levels, to ambitious students who want to work hard and succeed academically, whilst developing themselves as an individual too.
Students study three academic A Level or other Level 3 qualifications, in some cases four subjects. Approximately 25% of the cohort also undertake the AQA Extended Project – developing vital life skills and preparing them for university, apprenticeships and the world of work.
In addition to the core offering, there are a multitude of other courses, qualifications and extracurricular offerings, which contribute to the wider development of our students.
- A full PSHE programme, again developing vital life skills, but also addressing the Future Ready Curriculum, including the Gatsby Benchmarks, current affairs and employability skills.
- An Aspire programme to support students in their ambitions to attend prestigious universities and competitive courses.
- The option to complete the AQA Certificate Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) as an additional qualification during Year 12.
- Year 12 Work Experience week which allows students to gain contacts in the industries of their choice and develop their CV further.
- An Apprenticeship support programme for students applying to post-18 apprenticeships.
- Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, with between 25 and 40% of each year group completing the expedition at the end of Year 12.
- Curriculum and extracurricular trips, including to New York, Morocco, Sweden, Cern, a ski trip and many more
- Extracurricular opportunities in sport, music, drama and raising awareness and money for chosen charities.
Crompton House Sixth Form students in 2022 achieved an outstanding set of A Level results, with nearly 80% of students’ grades being A*-C.
The vast majority of students achieving the grades required to enter their first or second choice of university, with 41% of those going on to university moving on to the top Russell Group universities, including two students who achieved three A* grades, one of whom has moved on to read Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and one choosing Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford.
Crompton House’s Head Boy and Girl achieved five A*s, two As and 1 B between them, with our 2021-22 Head Girl moving on to study Biochemistry at Queen’s University, Belfast, and Head Boy staying closer to home, reading Physics at the University of Manchester. Both students achieved A* grades in their Extended Project Qualification as well as exceptional A Level scores.
Other destinations included Pharmacy at Queen’s Belfast, Multimedia Journalism at Plymouth Marjon University, Newcastle University for Engineering and Mathematics, as well as Geology at the University of Edinburgh. The University of Leeds was one of our most popular university destinations in 2022, with students progressing to courses in Economics, Mathematics, Business and Computer Science.
Continuing CHS’s track record of outstanding musicians progressing to the top Conservatoires in the country, one student achieved an A* in A Level Music as well as a Distinction their ABRSM Flute Diploma, and has moved on to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Alongside university admissions, Crompton House has many students who are starting apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships following receipt of their A Level results. This year, students have moved on to a range of firms including global accountants KPMG and two students are starting their apprenticeships with the Greater Manchester Police.
Alongside A Levels, students have the opportunity to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This year an incredible 11 students were awarded A* grades in their EPQ, with all 25 students who completed the qualification achieving grades A*-C. Throughout their projects, the students gain valuable skills in research and evaluation, becoming experts in their chosen field. As a result, the EPQ is highly valued by universities and employers.