Academic Excellence

The curriculum is based on students studying three principal subjects to A-level. Students selecting Mathematics and Further Mathematics are encouraged to take two additional subjects and all students are encouraged to broaden their studies with an Extended Project (EPQ) or other academic enrichment activities.

A-level qualifications are a substantial academic commitment and students should expect to spend as much time working independently outside of lessons as they do in the classroom to achieve their potential. The annual Sixth Form Opening Evening is an opportunity to speak with Heads of Department and subject teachers about the curriculum offered in the Sixth Form and your personal suitability for those courses. Tailored advice is available from our academic leadership team.

Sixth Form students can choose from the following options:

  • Art & Design (Fine Art)
  • Art & Design (Photography)
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Extended Project Qualification
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Latin
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Sport & Physical Education

Exam Results

Preparing and supporting our pupils for their public examinations is central to the Wellingborough School ethos. Regular assessment and full examination at the end of Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth supports students in achieving their potential in public examinations.

Grades2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
% Pass Rate99.0%99.6%98.4%100%
% A*9.4%7.2%12.6%20.1%
% A*-A34.4%38.6%34.7%48.1%
% A*-B65.6%69.1%67.9%81.0%

Learning Development

Additional support is offered to pupils who experience difficulties in any aspect of their learning and to help build their confidence and self-esteem, and through appropriate support, enable them to realise their full potential. Our team work closely with pupils, teacher, parents and external specialists to assess and support pupils both through the learning development option above and one-to-one and small group sessions either within the timetable or before or after school.

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