What you can study

Learn, develop and grow

It’s not just the great results that make Writhlington the Sixth Form of choice – it’s everything else we do, the little things that make the difference to you now and in the future.

Our programme of study creates open minded, inquisitive, independent young people with the confidence to go and make an impact on the world. We pride ourselves in having:

    • an outstanding tutor programme, focusing on the Sixth Form Mindset
    • 15 minutes of DEAR time (reading for pleasure) at the start of every day
    • fortnightly Life Skills sessions
    • Weekly university style enrichment sessions
    • opportunities for work experience in Years 12 and 13


Students choose a pathway from the ones listed below, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a wide range of traditional and applied courses.

A Level courses:

Applied Subjects:

In addition to classical subjects we also offer an extensive extra-curricular and Life Skills programme, aimed at nurturing your social, physical and mental well-being

Choose either 3 or 4 subjects from option blocks A, B, C, D (only one subject per option block)

If you have picked 2 or more blue subjects you should consider applying to Mendip Sixth Form

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All our students are supported in their studies to make as best progress possible.  Students with a Special Educational Need are supported in and outside of lessons through differentiated work and word processing / exam support if required.  All SEN students in the Sixth Form have a 1-2-1 meeting on a regular basis with our dedicated HLTA who helps to track their progress and can support with intervention on an individual basis. This ensures that students have a personalised programme of support throughout their Sixth Form studies.

If you would like some support, then please do not hesitate to contact the SENCO in school, or a member of the Sixth Form team.