Longley Park 6th Form
Welcome to Longley Park Sixth Form and the start of Project You! At Longley Park, we do more than simply get you through exams, we help you define your unique goals. Whether you're aiming for university or you're ready to train for a career, it's time to start working on you.
As a Sixth Form, we're all about providing an amazing place for 16-19 year olds to study. It's a place to meet new friends from lots of different backgrounds, and to work with people who share your passion for your chosen subjects. Most importantly it's a place to take control of your future and make your own decisions. It's more independent than school, but with lots of support to help you do your very best.
Since we opened in 2004, thousands of our students have gone on to study at University, including some of the most prestigious Higher Education destinations in the country. Longley Park students have progressed to Oxford, Cambridge, Kings College, Medical and Dental Schools and Goldsmiths Sixth Form of Art. Longley Park Sixth Form is part of the Brigantia Learning Trust, working closely with secondary academies to provide exceptional education for the young people in North East Sheffield. So why not take a look at the course information on this website and come along to one of our Open Events taking place throughout the year. We look forward to meeting you soon!
At Longley Park Sixth Form, we also have an experienced and dedicated learning support team that aims to provide students with an individualised package of support. We can support students who have a range of needs, including:
• Autism or Asperger Syndrome
• Learning difficulties or disabilities
• Sensory impairments
• Physical difficulties
• Medical conditions
The team will work with you to identify your individual strengths and areas where you might need some extra help. We will make sure you get the right support to help you achieve your goals and meet the demands of your chosen course. This might include support in the classroom or to get around the building, individual study sessions and access to drop in sessions. Students with an EHC Plan are supported through transition to Sixth Form. Support is planned with the student, parents/carer and any other relevant professionals.
We believe it is important our students feel good about themselves. That’s why there is lots of help available in Sixth Form to support your emotional wellbeing and ensure you get the most out of your time with us. We have a specialist mentoring team at Longley Park and a Wellbeing space where you can seek advice or spend time in a quiet area. We offer students 1:1 counselling support through Interchange and work closely with other external agencies including Sheffield Young Carers, Fruitbowl, Community Youth Team and Sheffield Futures.
What makes us different?
At Longley Park Sixth Form we specialise in courses for 16-18 year olds and our staff team are dedicated to providing the best possible support to help students achieve their unique goals. We offer a wide range of A Levels, as well as Level 3 courses for students who want to specialise in one particular subject area, such as IT, Childcare or Art and Design. We also have courses at Level 1 and Level 2. Whatever your level, you will find the help and support you need. We understand that our students are ambitious and all teachers and staff at the Sixth Form are committed to ensuring that everyone achieves the best possible result. This means that we expect you to work hard, but we will also make sure that you get individual advice and support. For students aiming for the highest grades we have a year-round programme of masterclasses and events. The Extended Project Qualification is also a great opportunity to develop the independent research and study skills needed for higher education. We want to make sure that Longley Park students have as many advantages as possible when it comes to applying for work, apprenticeships and university places.
As well as achieving excellent results in your chosen subjects we will also work with you to develop your skills and experience. That’s why we offer lots of opportunities for students to gain real experience that will help them stand out. From work experience and volunteering to help and support getting that vital first part-time job, we will help you to build up your CV during your time with us. Students can apply to become a Student Ambassador or Brand Ambassador and earn a real wage whilst studying. We also have outstanding links with employers and universities. We have a fantastic learning environment with the latest facilities, there is also a lot going on outside of lessons. There are trips and visits in the UK and abroad, guest speakers, performances and special events designed to help you get the most out of your time here.
Exam results in 2019 were excellent, with an Advanced Level pass rate of 98% and a record number of the very highest grades. Overall Longley Park students achieved a staggering 210 passes at A* and Distinction*, with a further 212 A grades and Distinctions. Well done, everyone!