Despite a turbulent year for Year 11 students and a very different GCSE results day, Bishop Luffa Sixth Form saw record numbers of students enrol for A-level courses this summer.
‘It has been extremely pleasing to see so many new students join us from other schools’, commented Head Teacher, Austen Hindman. ‘It was an incredibly proud moment welcoming them on enrolment day and seeing how pleased they were to have secured their places.’
‘Students from sixteen local schools have been attracted by Bishop Luffa Sixth Form’s history of strong academic performance and excellent track record for student destinations. Despite the difficulties of A’Level gradings, over 90% of last year’s Year 13 cohort gained a place at their first choice university. It’s not all about A-levels though, with many students looking forward to the rich range of extra-curricular opportunities on offer’, said Jamie Saunders, Head of Sixth Form.
One new Year 12 student, Jess Blower, who took her GCSEs at Davison School, enthused: ‘It’s been brilliant having the chance to study new specialist subjects that we couldn’t take elsewhere. It’s great to be surrounded by other students who are so enthusiastic about the subjects that they are studying.’
Her new friend Ella Penny (from Our Lady of Sion School) added, ‘It’s been great getting back into the routine of learning and interacting with other students. It’s all a brand new start. I don’t live in Chichester, so I wasn’t sure how I’d find the journey, but the school is just a short walk from Chichester station. I’m enjoying the independence of Sixth Form but am also glad of the support from the Sixth Form Team.’