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Culford School

Academic


In Culford’s Sixth Form we step up a gear academically. Having chosen your A Level courses your teachers become more like mentors as you explore your interest in their specialist subject.

With small class sizes, our A Level courses allow for an even greater level of individual attention and personalised, supported learning. 

Active Learning Journeys

In the Sixth Form we offer a full range of learning activities and expect pupils to play a far more active role in lessons, which can sometimes lead them in fascinating and unexpected directions. Our approach fuels our pupils’ passion for their subjects and those with particular interests can become subject ambassadors, advising younger pupils and helping us to improve courses still further.

The Open University

Talented Culford students may choose to take The Open University’s degree-style short courses. These are designed to extend students’ knowledge, help with university applications and create individuals who are confident, independent learners. Recent courses studied have ranged from nuclear energy to human genetics.

Support for All

Culford prides itself on being a supportive learning community and we give our Sixth Formers all the support they need to fulfil their academic potential.

We provide rigorous and regular assessments, feedback and advice to help our pupils get the grades they need to achieve their goals. Those who work hard, listen to our feedback and take our advice often exceed not only our expectations, but also their own.

As well as providing stretch and challenge for the most able, pupils who find elements of the course tough can access help through academic clinics and revision sessions that run throughout the year. Our teachers are also available for one-to-one  help. Individual attention is a key part of our offer and pupils tell us, through feedback questionnaires, that it is of real benefit to them.

Gifted & Talented Programme

To further enrich the academic experience at Culford we operate a year-round, Scholars’ and Gifted & Talented Programme.  This sees a series of academics and other experts in their field come to Culford to address pupils on a particular theme.  Recent themes have included politics and languages and give pupils the chance to gain even greater insight and passions for their chosen areas of study.