Devizes School Sixth Form

Welcome to Devizes Sixth Form

Sixth Form Prospectus Download

Do you want to be more? One simple question. Not a trick question. If the answer is yes, then read on.

You are presumably reading this because you’re facing some big decisions. Big is an understatement, in fact; this is the time that you begin independently deciding who you want to be and how you want to make that happen. No mean feat, granted, but a gloriously exciting position to be in.

As Head of Sixth Form, it is my job to introduce our fantastic community and sell our many achievements and facilities. I could list them, but you’ll find all you need to know in the prospectus. Instead, I want to tell you why those people that want to be more find themselves doing so here with us.

At Devizes Sixth, we start with the why. The ultimate question of why we’re here and what we as a collective are fighting for. We want to build better, braver, wiser, stronger (in all senses) human beings; even better, human beings who want to make themselves better, braver, wiser, stronger long after we are a dim and distant memory. And we do that, day in and day out. As we are a sixth form consistently in the top four in Wiltshire for progress made throughout key stage 5, the stats prove that we build better human beings. I am immensely proud of my team of expert teachers and pastoral leaders for making that happen, but I believe firmly in the fact that it is the relationships built here between staff and students that ultimately make us successful.

We operate on the fundamental principle that each one of our students is an individual worthy of unique investment, and that builds trust, which creates an environment wherein learning and growth is possible, on both an academic and personal level. Education is and should be personal, and we work hard to craft individual opportunities that ensure each and every one of our sixth formers leaves us as a bigger, better person. And our sixth formers deserve that — they matter.

I started with an ultimate question: do you want to be more?

If you do then we offer you that chance. You’ll learn to expect more, you’ll get more, and you’ll be more. It really is that simple.

Miss C H Dale Associate Assistant Principal & Head of 6th Form


Post 16 Tuition Fund 2021-22

Devizes Sixth Form has opted into the 2021-22 Post 16 Tuition Fund from the Government to help support our students with the after effects of Covid disruption.

In line with the Government’s requirements for the fund, this money will be spent on the following:

  • Supporting those students who have not yet secured a Grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths to make progress.
  • Supporting students living in the most disadvantaged postcode areas to make progress in their Level 3 courses. These postcode areas are not determined by the school but defined as the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation.

What will ‘support’ look like?

Support will include a range of options to best suit individual circumstances and needs.

This could include:

  • Small group tuition outside of lesson time for 3-5 students.
  • Holiday catch up and revision sessions run by subject staff.
  • Coaching and individual mentoring run by the 6th Form Team to improve independent learning skills and metacognition.
  • Targeted peer mentoring for individuals by Y13 Subject Ambassadors.
  • Individual coaching sessions with our external careers consultant to secure aspirational post 18 pathways.

Further information about the Fund itself can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/16-to-19-funding-16-to-19-tuition-fund

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