Midsomer Norton Sixth Form is the largest sixth form campus in the Norton Radstock area with approximately 450 students spread over two sites. We are based at Norton Hill and Somervale Schools, both of which are high performing. We have a vibrant and lively learning environment where students have a vast array of opportunities available to them. Students have the benefits of being able to use two sites both with bespoke Sixth Form centres, libraries and IT facilities.
Students are able to choose from over thirty different courses including A Level and BTEC options. Outcomes are consistently above national average in terms of attainment and over the past three years students have made progress above the national average. In 2020, students achieved above the national average with 41% of students achieving A* and A grades, 68% of students achieving A*-B grade and 94% of students achieving a C grade or higher. 100% of students passed and 96% went on to their first choice destination.
The Sixth Form encourages students to be ambitious for their future with a high proportion of students progressing onto higher education. In 2020, over 30% of students progressed onto the top third of Universities. The Sixth Form is also a link school for Harvard UK with trained counsellors to support student applications. Two students in recent years have successfully progressed onto US universities obtaining the highly sought after full scholarships.
The size of our site, and our culture of high achievement means we can offer a wide variety of courses and a wide programme of extracurricular opportunities. These include a successful outdoor education programme encompassing both the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and Ten Tors. There will also normally be opportunities to take part in a wide variety of trips, such as the History trip to Rome and the Geography field trip to Devon. There are a great variety of Drama and Music groups and opportunities allowing you to get involved in performances, even if you don't take these subjects. Students will benefit from the refurbished theatre due to be completed in Spring 2021.
We are a high performing sixth form with a reputation for supporting our students and enabling them to achieve their ambitions.