Meadowhead Sixth Form is highly regarded throughout the city of Sheffield. Students experience a first rate curriculum offer and excellent teaching, support and extra-curricular opportunities. How to Apply/Open Days September 2019 entry Our Sixth Form Open Evening will be held on Tuesday 6th November 2018 from 6pm-8pm. At this event, you will be able to talk to relevant subject staff, meet our tutor and support team and talk to some of our current students. You will also be able to view our specialist rooms in Sport and Exercise, Textiles and Product Design. Our colleagues at the local universities will also be present to provide advice about subject choices. Should you wish to arrange a visit on a different date or come see the school “in action” during the day time, please contact the Sixth Form team on 0114 2372723 ext 716 Meadowhead Students - You will apply via a paper form and will be supported through the application process during Tutor Time lessons. Additional support will be available from the Sixth Form team. Please check the entry requirements carefully – they are usually a 5/ 6 or a Merit for the subjects you wish to study. You will be able to submit your application from late November onwards. Interviews will be held in December and January. New Starters We warmly welcome students from other schools to join our Sixth Form. If you are from a Sheffield school, you should also be supported through UCAS Progress by your form tutor. If you are a student from outside Sheffield, please contact the Sixth Form team for an application form. If your application is successful, we will contact you directly to arrange an interview.
At Meadowhead, students will receive outstanding teaching and learning. Our teaching staff are subject experts and share their enthusiasm and passion for the subject with students. For continuing Meadowhead students, they will be familiar faces who you will have known since you joined the school. We regularly meet with students and their families at information evenings and on Progress Day. The “jump” between GCSE and A Level is considerable but our students are helped into the Sixth Form through a dedicated programme. We hold a two day transition event in early July in order to support students who are beginning studies at this level. In 2019, our transition days will be held on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July.
What makes us different?
Meadowhead Sixth Form is committed to the following values: We are Supportive – We will encourage and support you to be the best you can be. We offer friendly and helpful tutoring and regular access to a specialist careers adviser. Excellent - We will provide high-quality teaching and learning. Our lessons will be led by inspiring teachers who are subject specialists. Ambitious – We will help you widen your horizons and look further afield as you consider the next steps in your life. All students benefit from a unique enrichment programme, extended work placements, and University visits. Challenging – Our courses are challenging yet rewarding. They will stretch you out of your comfort zone and ask you to work harder than ever before to ensure you reach your full potential. Fun – We organise a wide-range of extra-curricular activities and social events (in-school and beyond) that will help you enjoy your Sixth Form experience. Students are taught in small groups (usually 14-18 members). Students also enjoy access to well-resourced classrooms and our excellent library which they can use during non-contact time.
Every student takes part in Meadowhead’s unique enrichment programme. Students can: • follow enrichment courses in cultural studies, sport, creative arts, science, maths and engineering (Stem) • complete work experience with an employer of their choice or with one of the school's trust business partners (including Sainsburys, SUFC and the National Trust) • complete work experience in school supporting in lessons As a Sixth Form, we are proud of our extensive range of trips and visits. We hold an annual celebration event at the local Double Tree Hilton Hotel for Y13 students who are leaving. In recent years, trips and visits have included an expedition to Morocco, a visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, a trip to the National Theatre in London and a tour of the main cultural sites in Sheffield. We also work with the rest of the school to support events such as the annual Sports Day, the Everyone a Writer celebration evening and drama performances