Mr P Greig Headteacher

Welcome To The Becket Sixth Website

I thank you for your interest in our school. The Becket Sixth is an outstanding sixth form, achieving the best results in the County (state schools) year on  year and appears in The Times top 200 schools list each year.

We are a caring and tolerant community in which staff and students work together. Well motivated students are welcomed and share a common aim with teachers: that of ensuring that these years are well spent and have a successful outcome.

For many students the Sixth Form represents two short but very special years of their lives. It is a crucial time which can place considerable pressures on the student; it can also be a time to discover the true satisfaction of learning, a time to make new friends and to find new interests and pursuits.

Our first aim is to enable our students to fulfil their academic potential. But while we emphasise the importance of academic achievement, we see this as only one aspect of the development of the whole person.

For these reasons it is essential that the place of your choice should be one which holds out the best prospect for your academic success, but also one in which you will feel sufficiently happy and ‘at home’ to be able to work steadily towards your personal goals.

Also welcome from our Deputy Headteacher
(in charge of Post 16)

There is a strong emphasis on independent learning as a key aspect at this stage of their education. Our Post 16 facilities allow students to work independently in their study periods in a calm studious atmosphere. We also support them in Year 12 by providing them with a super Curricular programme that provides a structure for independent wider reading around their academic interests and specialisms.

Alongside the A-Level qualifications students have the opportunity to study extra qualifications such as the Extended Project Qualification or Core Maths, both of which are worth UCAS points. We also provide an enrichment programme for our A-Level students, activities range from the Journalism group that lead on The Becket School Despatch publication, our very successful debate group and Young Enterprise group that run every year and many sports and music opportunities.

Post 16 students are instrumental role models in the wider Becket School community with many taking the opportunity to mentor main school students in certain subjects or their reading and also perform as part of Drama, Music or other whole school events, encouraging and developing younger talents within the school.

The Becket Sixth Leadership Team will always strive to support every student to be the best they can.