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1. Study in a Modern Learning Environment.

Thomas Whitham Sixth Form had been designed and purpose built with the modern Sixth Form student in mind. The whole campus is WiFi enabled, there are specialist rooms for every subject we offer from Biology labs to Art studios and we have the Local Library on site.

2.Learn with A Level specialists – our focus is on A Level and we do it well.

All our staff are experienced in and trained in the delivery of their specialist subjects at A Level, some have even been delivering A Levels for over 20 years. When education was shaken up in Burnley in the 2000s Thomas Whitham Sixth Form was created, taking with it a wealth of experience from the Sixth Forms at Habergham High School and St. Theodore’s RC High School. This experience has been put to good use in delivering high quality results and destinations.

3.Access unique subject combinations - we offer a range of subjects that you can’t combine anywhere else.

We offer you the opportunity to combine A Level courses with BTECs to suit your academic needs. You also have the choice of completing an Extended Project Qualification.

4. Develop your skills on our Oxbridge, medicine, law or dentistry application preparation programmes.

Getting in to the most competitive courses isn’t easy. At TWSF we try to give you the best possible chance through our career pathway programmes. These involve helping you find the relevant experience; talk with applicants who have been successful in the past and interview preparation. This year we had great success with three students being offered places to study at Oxford.

5. Receive ‘outstanding’ support from a dedicated and personal guidance team, as praised by OFSTED.

In our 2011 inspection, Ofsted highlighted the support we give our students as outstanding. This covered everything from financial advice and university applications to housing issues and job hunting. Each student at TWSF has a tutor that they see every day.

6.Take part in a wealth of enrichment opportunities

In an increasingly competitive University application process it is important to make you stand out. At TWSF we do that through our vast variety of Enrichment Activities. These take place on a Wednesday afternoon and are designed to give you something extra to make you stand out from the crowd.

7. Keep Fit with phenomenal sporting facilities including a climbing wall, gym, dance studio and all weather pitches.

Thomas Whitham Sixth Form was chosen by- Sophie Hitchon, an Olympic Bronze medal winner to take her through her A Levels including A Level PE. Need we say more?

8. Be part of our vibrant and close-knit community campus.

Thomas Whitham Sixth Form is very much a living, breathing community with a cafe, library, faith centre and partner schools on our campus. We are a tight knit community of students and staff where you can feel free to be yourself without fear of judgement and where you will form life-long friendships.

9. A supportive environment so you dont have to worry...

Financial, emotional, academic support, whatever support you need to succeed, we are here to provide. Every year we see our students succeed and go off to the best universities in the country having been give the support and guidance they needed in order to achieve the highest standards.

10. Get it all in a central location with great bus routes from Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn and Rossendale

The transport links to the Sixth Form from across East Lancashire are excellent, with buses from across the region stopping within a few minutes walk of the campus. We also have a free car park available for students who drive and sheltered bike racks for the cyclists. To find out about all our transport options click here.

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