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We are a well-established, strong 6th Form.

We are an inclusive part of the school, providing a natural transition from KS4 into KS5.

Students achieve well from their starting points and are guided to make choices which often combine traditional academic courses, with vocational programmes.

We offer comprehensive support to students both inside and outside of the classroom, and the culture of peer to peer support has been praised in our most recent Ofsted report.

This past year we have seen an increase in our average point score, with students achieving an average grade of a B-.

100% of our students achieved a place at university (many of which were Russell Group Universities), with the majority securing their first choice of course.

Want to know more? Listen to what our students have to say about life in 6th Form at Parkside here.


6th Form Enrichment

In addition to providing a firm grounding for academic success, we deliver a strong enrichment programme, with industry and community links which provide students with the vital work experience and opportunities they need when applying for either university, apprenticeships or jobs.


"The Duke of Edinburgh exhibition we took part in during the summer was a great experience that really helped to develop leadership skills. We had a lot of fun."

- Brooklyn Slack (Year 13)


"Being able to chose your own topic meant I was able to incorporate my love of football into my Extended Project. It was hard work, but enjoyable and the UCAS points I gained for completed the course were an added bonus."

- James Molyneux (Year 13)


“This has been an extremely rewarding experience that has allowed me to gain an insight into all of the wonderful work NHS staff do. I don’t think I would have secured my place at university had I not had this opportunity.”

– Georgia Sagar-Crouch on completing her 6 month work experience placement on M3 (the ante natal / post-natal ward) at the BRI.


"It's so nice to meet and mix with people of a different generation. Our group gives residents in the village the opportunity to socialise and be entertained every week. No everyone has the luxury of a family and extended friends, so it's nice to provide people with a regular meeting place."

- Leianna Sunter (Year 12) & Becky Griggs (Year 13) who volunteer each week at The Cullingworth Thursday Club (a social group run by Parkside 6th Form students)


"Doing the Sports Leaders course as part of my Enrichment really helped to build my confidence and develop my people skills. Part of the course meant we had to plan and lead practical sessions which again helped with my confidence."

- Kathryn McCarter (Year 13)

6th Form Common Room