Culford School

Welcome to Sixth Form

Virtual Open Morning


We find ourselves in unprecedented times and we at Culford are doing all we can to keep operating as normally as possible. In these pages you will find a selection of video messages from members of staff, photo and video galleries, along with lots of other useful information.

Sixth formers enjoy a high degree of independence and freedom. From the moment pupils join us and embark on their Freshers’ Week Adventure, it is obvious that this is not an ordinary school. Freshers’ Week ensures that by the end of just seven days everyone has bonded as a year group, as well as begun a development journey as you start to test your leadership and teamwork skills. Even if you have never done this before, we can assure you that you will have a great time, learn new skills and, as importantly, make new friends too.

"After Freshers' Week, it felt like we had known each other for years"

Emily, new to Culford Sixth Form

Welcome from the Head of Sixth Form

Marcus Rackowe BA
Head of Sixth Form

"...at the end of Sixth Form, pupils are ready for the opportunities ahead; ready for the world."

 

To make children ready for life means developing them into flexible, innovative, dynamic and resilient young adults. The first three are key values in a world in which change is the only constant; and young adults also need to learn resilience as failures and setbacks sometimes lead to our greatest successes.

Scholarship Information

Culford has a longstanding tradition of offering Scholarships, which are worth up to 25% of fees, and Exhibitions, which are smaller awards worth up to 10% of fees, to recognise and encourage pupils who show real talent and potential.

Application forms for 16+ Scholarships are available from the Admissions Office : Call 01284 385308 or email admissions@culford.co.uk. The application deadline for 2021/22 Sixth Form Scholarships is Friday 12 November 2021.

Scholarships and Exhibition Awards


Hear From Our Pupils

Watch our selection of videos for an insight into life in Sixth Form and what you can expect.

Life in Culford Sixth Form

"...Culford Sixth Form has the perfect balance of feeling like a sixth form college while still being at Culford "

Ciaran, Head Boy


A Level Subjects Choices

Course Information

The Sixth Form programme at Culford offers you combinations of A Level subjects to study which will prepare you for just about any degree course. You will have a considerable amount of freedom to decide which subjects you would like to study from the broad range on offer.

At Culford, students truly discover how to learn independently. Using study skills seminars and workshops you will be helped to manage your work effectively, participate in lively discussion, work within teams and reflect on successes and failures. You will learn skills that will help you not just at school, but also when you reach university and the work place. 


 

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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.

Paddy and Scott's café

Opened in September 2015, the modern Paddy and Scott’s café at Culford School is located in the Sports and Tennis Centre and is for the use of parents, Sixth Form pupils and Sports and Tennis Centre members.

Culford Sixth Formers have exclusive use of Paddy and Scott’s café from 10.30am-3.00pm every week day. In the style of a university campus, Sixth Formers use it as a place for meeting socially, discussing work projects and enjoying a light lunch, or treating themselves to a coffee and piece of cake.

At lunchtime Sixth Formers can enjoy soup, paninis, sandwiches, wraps, salads and fruit.

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I have been able to pursue my passion, win a place at the National Youth Film Academy and secure a job at a leading marketing agency. This would not have been possible without Culford's support.

Hadley, Recent Leaver
A* Art, A* Digital Media, Pass B-tec Business
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I am taught by such inspiring and energetic teachers whose passion for their subject is not only evident, but contagious!

Ophelia, Recent Leaver - Oxford University
A* Art, A* Business, A French

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Culford has influenced me in such a positive way, especially Mr Dodd. He taught me so much about the game of golf and passed on valuable knowledge I will take with me as I head to America.

Tom, Recent Leaver
Full Golf Scholarship to an American University
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Culford helped to set me up for the future by teaching me how to interact with the public and by giving me the confidence to believe in myself.

Lucy, Recent Leaver
A* Economics, A Maths, A Geography
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My teachers have supported, prepared and inspired me for my life after Culford.

Jess, Former Head Boy
A Economics, A Maths, B Geography
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Being part of the tennis academy helped me achieve my ambition to study at an American university on a full scholarship.

Kira, Recent Leaver
Full Tennis Scholarship to an American University
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Culford has shown me there is more to life than academics. It's important to balance your time and make time for your friends.

Katie, Recent Leaver
A* Biology, A* Chemistry, A* Maths, A Further Maths