Message from Mr Wainman, Headmaster:
Silcoatians and their parents had much to celebrate today after a year of exceptional A Level success. Students achieved a 100% pass rate, with 43% of grades being at A* to A, 70% of grades at A* to B and 91% of grades at A*-C. Our superb examination results reflect the commitment of our teachers and the hard work, diligence and resilience of our students, who have risen splendidly to the challenges of the past two years. I am justly proud of this year’s A Level candidates and the top tier of students’ grades are indicative of how Silcoates is growing from strength to strength.
We congratulate everyone on their achievements today and we wish our students continued success on their future pathways.
I am justly proud of this year’s A Level candidates and the top tier of students’ grades are indicative of how Silcoates is growing from strength to strength.Mr Wainman, Headmaster
Sixth Form students are given expert help and advice on university applications and personal statements from the Deputy Head, the Head of Sixth Form and the Sixth Form tutors. The School hosts a ‘UCAS Day’ and a Higher Education Conference.
In addition, all Sixth Form students attend a UCAS Convention in Year 13 and a Post 18 Higher Education and Apprenticeship Fair in Year 12. Interested students attend the annual Oxbridge Conference.
To assist with course selection, Year 12 students complete an online questionnaire called Centigrade, which matches students’ interests and abilities to degree, foundation degree, HND or Diploma Higher Education courses. Students complete the Spartan and Stamford tests to identify their skills, attributes and interests further.
Year 12 students undertake a week’s Work Experience placement in the Summer Term, followed by a feedback session, including student presentations and undergo formal business interviews arranged by ‘BEES’.
There is a comprehensive mock interview programme, which involves verbal and written feedback. Mock interviews match the style of interview they are going to experience e.g. Multi-Mini Interview, stimulus, panel and group and high level applicants are mentored.