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Welcome to the
Nelson Thomlinson Sixth Form

The Sixth Form Team

Mr. Tom Priddle – Head of Sixth Form

Dr. Emma Lovegrove – Assistant Head of Sixth Form

Deciding what to do after GCSE, where you should go and what you should study, is a complex and important task. Choosing the right sort of institution to suit your needs is as important as selecting the right courses.

In the Sixth Form at The Nelson Thomlinson School we offer a range of courses, excellent teaching, a team of highly skilled tutors and are very proud of the personalised service we are able to offer all our students whether they are applying for university, or training through apprenticeships or employment. We also work hard to promote a wealth of enrichment activities and opportunities for all students to develop their softer skills in preparation for the real world.

You will find that life as a Sixth-Former is very different from your life in school up to this stage. You will be treated as an adult and that means having increased freedom and increased responsibility for organising your own work. This doesn’t, of course, mean that we are not concerned about your progress – far from it. We are proud of the quality of the teaching in Sixth-Form classes. In a number of areas our staff are national figures in their field. Your tutor will regularly discuss your academic life with you in order to ensure we maximise your progress during the development of your courses.

We spend a great deal of time on the process of career choice in the Sixth Form. The nature of relationships here is such that the advice you are given will be from people who know you well and have real interest in ensuring you make the most appropriate decisions about your future. Every year the vast majority of Upper-Sixth students get their first choice destination, whether that means accepting places in higher education, either at a university, college of further education, or embarking upon an apprenticeship or training programme.

Ultimately, joining us as a student is a serious commitment as we are an academic sixth form offering traditional A-Level courses. We place a strong emphasis on academic achievement and attitude to learning. However, it is hard to put into words just what it feels like to be part of the Sixth Form, so the best way to experience it is to contact us and arrange to visit to see the Sixth Form at work. We look forward to welcoming you.

Sixth Form Information

We offer a wide range of A-level and Level 3 courses.

AS & A2 (A Level)

Art & Design


Business Studies


Computer Science

D&T: Product Design

English Language

English Literature


Further Mathematics





Physical Education



Religious Studies



A Level Equivalent Level 3 Courses:

L3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

L3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science

L3 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Core Maths (Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies)

In Year 12, most students study three A Level subjects and undertake 25-30 hours of enrichment activities.

Here are some useful documents to help with important decisions you'll need to make post-Sixth Form.