Sixth Form Enrolment 20222021-11-09T11:45:25+00:00

Welcome to Ravens Wood Sixth Form

Governors, Staff and students at Ravens Wood, extend a warm welcome to our prospective Year 12 families, for the academic year 2022/2023. Our aim is to ensure you receive as much information as possible about Ravens Wood Sixth Form, to enable you to make informed choices of the courses you wish to study.

Please view our virtual tour information at your leisure.

‘Teachers plan effectively for the needs of the students.
Across a range of subjects, students are confident in their
learning. The high quality of students’ written work reflects
their commitment to their studies’.
Ofsted 2018

Sixth Form Prospectus

Our interactive prospectus can be found below. Alternatively, you can download a copy in PDF format.

‘Students are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or
employment because they take appropriate qualifications and achieve well.’

Ofsted 2018

Our School aspires to provide each and every student with an exemplary education. We achieve this goal by carefully crafting a student-centred approach where individual needs are matched with a broad, ambitious and exciting curriculum of awe and wonder. The School envisions that when our students graduate, with their personal educational achievements maximised, they are perfectly positioned to seize the opportunities that lie before them.

Here at Ravens Wood, our ethos is embedded in our aims:

  • To develop a Culture which fosters a love of learning and intellectual curiosity within a strong and supportive community.
  • To deliver a rich and varied curriculum which leads to high academic performance and provides our students with the Currency to open doors to the future.
  • To equip students with the tools to develop their individual Character, in an environment which promotes dignity, integrity, self-discipline and self-esteem.

We believe in communicating as effectively as possible with parents/carers, appreciating that your son or daughter’s journey with us is very much a team effort.

Ms S Spence, Headteacher

‘Sixth Form students take part in a wide range of enrichment activities that enable them to develop their skills and interests. Students develop leadership skills through helping in classes, mentoring and assisting with extra-curricular clubs’
Ofsted 2018

Subjects Available to Study at Ravens Wood

A Level Options

BTEC Options

Subject Entrance Requirements

Please use the button below to download a copy of our entrance criteria

Download Entry criteria
‘More students than the national average go
on to higher education or apprenticeships
when they leave school’
Ofsted 2018


Frequently Asked Questions

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Or see below

What are the entry requirements for Ravens Wood Sixth Form?2021-09-14T13:00:32+00:00

To study A Level qualifications, students require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including Grade 5 in Mathematics and Grade 5 in English Language and/or Literature.  A minimum of a Grade 5 is required at GCSE in the subject students propose to study at A Level.

To study BTEC Vocational qualifications, students require 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including Mathematics and English Language and/or Literature.

View our Entry Criteria

How many subjects can I study?2021-09-14T12:59:57+00:00

Students will be asked to select 3 subjects to study at Ravens Wood, with those who achieve highly at GCSE offered a 4th subject; All courses run as linear, two year A Levels.

View Our Subject Specific Prospectus

Which subjects can I study at A Level?2021-09-14T12:59:26+00:00
  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design Technology
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Economics
  • English Language and Literature Combined
  • English Literature
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • German
  • Geography
  • Graphics
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • Philosophy, Religion and Ethics
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

View Our Subject Specific Prospectus

Which Vocational subjects can I study?2021-09-14T12:59:01+00:00
  • BTEC Extended Certificate in Business
  • BTEC Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport (worth 3 A Levels, a full-time course)

View Our Subject Specific Prospectus

How do I apply?2021-10-11T11:44:57+00:00

Apply online under the post-16 section of the RWS website or by using the links towards the bottom of this page.

View Our Process for Entry in 2022 Page

When is the deadline for applications?2021-09-14T12:58:06+00:00

Friday 17th December 2021.

What happens if I miss the deadline?2020-10-15T17:36:18+00:00

Contact the Sixth Form Office to discuss further or email

What happens after I have submitted my application?2021-09-14T12:56:31+00:00

We will process the applications and send conditional offer letters by the end of March 2022.

Will my son (currently attending Ravens Wood School) have the opportunity to discuss his choices with a member of our staff?2020-10-15T17:37:22+00:00

Yes. All current Year 11 students will meet with a member of the senior team to discuss their GCSE progress and their future subject choices.

What happens if I wish to change my subject(s)?2020-10-15T17:09:32+00:00

Contact the Sixth Form Office to discuss further or email

When was the last Ofsted inspection and what was the outcome?2020-10-15T17:10:20+00:00

Our most recent OFSTED report was in April 2018, in which we were graded as a good school in all areas. The full OFSTED report is available on our website – Click here.

What were the School’s GCSE / A level results this year?2021-09-14T12:55:31+00:00

You will be aware that our students did not sit their examinations in the summer of 2021, and performance tables for 2021 have been suspended. We therefore continue to publish the 2019 results on our website – Click here.

Where can I find information with regards to Ravens Wood’s provision for SEND students?2020-10-15T17:38:26+00:00

The SEND section of our website details the Pupil Development Department staff and their specialisms. The SEND information report for the last academic year is also available. If you have further questions concerning our SEND provision, please contact us via the following email address:

How do you support students’ emotional health and wellbeing?2020-10-15T17:38:38+00:00

At Ravens Wood School, our students’ Personal Development is an integral part of our curriculum. Staff and students work together, to create a School with a culture of ‘Keeping Safe in the Sixth Form’ and safeguarding.  This is supported by our extensive Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum provision across Years 12 and 13. For more information.

View Our Keeping Safe in Sixth Form Page

How does Ravens Wood prepare all students for Sixth Form study?2021-09-14T12:54:08+00:00

All students complete our three-stage Induction Programme which takes place from June to August. This is designed to immerse students in the subjects they have chosen, prior to meeting our teachers in the Autumn term.

View Our 2021 Induction Page

‘Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the
school. Pupils are mindful and thoughtful about the needs of others. They develop quickly into young, caring adults.’

Ofsted 2018

Apply for Entry in 2022

External Applicants

Our Sixth Form Open Evening for external applicants will take place on Wednesday 10th November 2021. Presentations will take place at 6pm and 7pm and places must be booked in advance using the links below. Please note that spaces are limited and bookings will be closed when capacity is reached.

> I’d like to book for the 6pm presentation

> I’d like to book for the 7pm presentation

Internal Applicants

Our Sixth Form Open Event for internal applicants will take place on Wednesday 8th December 2021. Further information can be found in the letter below.

> 14.10.21 Parents, Carers and Students Re Year 11 Futures Day 2021

Applications open at 6pm on the 10th November 2021

Internal candidates should complete this form: Internal Applicant Online Form

External candidates should complete this form: External Applicant Online Form

Friday 17th December 2021
Closing Date for Applications

‘Students receive helpful careers information about university applications, apprenticeships and employment opportunities’

Ofsted 2018

Useful Links

‘In the Sixth Form study areas, students’ behaviour is excellent. They are hard working and mature in their study habits.’
Ofsted 2018
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