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Ms K Smyth - Headteacher


            Hello and welcome to Cardinal Heenan Sixth Form Centre.

            Cardinal Heenan Sixth Form has a long tradition of   extensive, supervised and well-resourced study centre,
            success, achieving excellent results at GCE A level, AS   private study spaces, IT facilities, teaching rooms, canteen
            level, BTEC and NVQ. This success is due to the hard work   and social areas, the centre provides an environment
            and dedication of both students and staff who work closely   designed to meet the needs of all students.
            together. We would like you to be part of our future success.
                                                              Although located separately to the main school, the Sixth
            The Sixth Form provides a caring, supportive environment   Form still benefits from the skills and subject expertise of
            where individuals matter. We aim to develop in all of our   over 100 staff and has full use of further specialist facilities   of our Year 13 students achieved at least B grades at A
            learners a keen sense of responsibility, a desire for the   within the main school. With over 200 students in the Sixth   level and all our A level students secured at least a pass
            acquisition of knowledge and the ambition to succeed in   Form, it is possible to offer a broad range of courses and   grade in summer 2016. Particular mention needs to be
            their lives today and in years to come. We offer a very rich,   experiences.                       made of the following, who all secured a clutch of A/A*
            flexible and challenging curriculum to all of our Sixth Form                                       grades: John-James Brown, Shaun McCormick, Daniel
            students as well as extensive opportunities for enrichment.    I would particularly like to share with you how much we   Murphy and Robert Webster. You can read more about their
                                                              pride ourselves on the information and guidance provided   achievements – and the achievements of our other students
            We pride ourselves in the strong sense of camaraderie   by our dedicated and specialist staff. The information and   - on our website:
            across the whole learning community, which makes our   guidance given to Cardinal Heenan Sixth Form students was
            school environment a wonderful and unique place to attend   praised by Stephen Twigg MP in the House of Commons in   The following pages provide information about the
            daily.  The mutual respect between our students and staff   July 2014:                             opportunities available in Cardinal Heenan Sixth Form and
            is evident in the warm, welcoming atmosphere that visitors   “We need to achieve a cultural change involving   details of the application procedure. Please see page 12
            often remark upon.                                independent advice and guidance in schools. The shadow   for a list of all the Sixth Form courses available in 2016.
                                                              Secretary of State spoke about that, and we must get it right.  More detailed subject/course outlines may be found on the
            We offer access to excellent facilities, highly motivated   Some schools do get it right, and we should praise them. In   school website. We are always looking to extend the range
            and passionate staff, established support networks and a   the Budget debate, I spoke about Cardinal Heenan School   of courses that we offer in Cardinal Heenan Sixth Form, so
            caring environment. This enables our students to achieve   in my constituency, which has done some fantastic work.”    if a course that appeals to you appears not to be available,
            their potential whilst preparing them for further study or   (Stephen Twigg, House of Commons, 9 July 2014)  please make this known to us. We will always do our best to
            employment post 19.                                                                                accommodate your needs.
                                                              I would also like to say how very pleased I was with our
            The new purpose-built Sixth Form Centre (constructed in   most recent A level and AS results, especially as our last   Thank you for your interest in Cardinal Heenan Sixth Form.
            2012) ensures students entering Cardinal Heenan Sixth   3-year trend has seen improvement year-on-year, both at
            Form will have access to up-to-date facilities. With its   AS and A-level/A2. In summer 2016, an impressive 56%   Ms K Smyth - Headteacher

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