My name is Mr Muttock, Head of Sixth Form at Thurstable - Welcome to our Sixth Form Open Evening for 2021.

A school Sixth Form, such as ours offers a unique opportunity – a 7 year educational and aspirational journey. We will get to know you, be able to advise you, and target your areas of strength and development.

Our VI6 programme is a truly unique opportunity to study A-Levels at Essex University, taught by outstanding teachers, in a university environment.

Our outcomes in the Sixth Form, both in A-Level and BTEC subjects are outstanding – 87.4% A*-C grades and 52% of all grades A*-A in the last examination series of 2019.

We encourage our learners to become independent, be aspirational and have a desire to succeed. Last year one of our Sixth Formers achieved 4 A*grades and has accepted a place at Cambridge University to study English Literature.

We see education within the Sixth Form as a lightbulb – the cap of the bulb being the lesson, its content and skills - and the glass being all of the additional independent work and revision which ultimately leads to well rounded, outstanding people and learners.

I look forward to meeting many of you soon.