Sixth Form Vision

At Torpoint Community College, we take great care to tailor each student to an individual programme of study that involves the core learning aim of A-Levels combined with opportunities for trips, visits, guest speakers and preparation and support for the next stage of their lives.

We factor in a student’s prior attainment and career aspirations and work very closely with them over the two years to ensure that they achieve the very best.  All students study a combination of three (occasionally four) subjects over a full two-year course, therefore resulting in all students finishing their programme of study with a minimum of three A-Levels. Students will also cover a range of independent learning skills in Year 12 including revision topics and strategies, managing workload and preparing for university life. All of our students in Year 13 have the opportunity to study the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which earns additional UCAS points as well as providing an opportunity for a personal research project.

Every effort is made to enable the preferred choice of courses requested by students to be timetabled. Students will have a form tutor that will meet for regular 1-to-1 meetings to offer support, advice and guidance.

A variety of study trips and visits provides help with Higher Education applications including mock interviews. There are many opportunities for extra-curricular activities and taking on roles of responsibility within the school. For example, students can run clubs for younger students and be sixth form mentors/ambassadors.

Sixth Form students have their own Sixth Form Common Room which includes a study area equipped with networked computers and a separate social area.