Sixth Form

A Level study in an exciting, vibrant and dynamic learning community.

Lincoln Minster School offers a unique and enviable study experience to each pupil who joins our Sixth Form.

The quality of our Sixth Form Centre and the facilities we offer are exceptional.

Our vision is to cultivate an independent learning community where each pupil feels a sense of belonging; motivated and determined to make the most of every opportunity.

We are utterly committed to offering you the very best quality of teaching, learning and academic support.

The exceptional quality of our pastoral care will ensure that your time in our Sixth Form is spent productively, whilst being successful, fulfilling and enjoyable.

Together, we will work towards promoting your progress, through providing an enriching, engaging and challenging study programme.

Opening up doors for a successful future.

We regularly achieve in the region of 90% of all students gaining entry into their first choice university, as well as having managed to secure places on competitive apprenticeships with companies such as Siemens and BAE Systems.

AS and A2 studies are challenging but immensely rewarding, requiring a high level of motivation and responsibility; determination is crucial, as is a willingness to be involved fully in academic study.

Our pupils will be expected to embrace and adapt to a variety of teaching styles and learning strategies which might be different from those they will have encountered at GCSE level. The expectation is that our pupils will become increasingly enterprising and emerge as skilled, knowledgeable and competent independent learners.

If you visit the school you will be shown around by a member of the Sixth Form as we feel these amazing young people represent what we are so proud of at Lincoln Minster School.

Reasons to choose Lincoln Minster School Sixth Form

  • Superb support throughout the university entrance process. This begins early as we want to secure for each student a chance to impress and stand out.
  • The excellent careers service. The Careermark testifies to the quality of this provision which was graded as outstanding (ISI report).
  • A sharp focus on quality of teaching and learning. Well-qualified teachers with a proven track record of examination success, together with high expectations, have led to the school appearing high up in value-added tables.
  • Investment in top-quality facilities. You don’t have to have superb facilities to succeed but in the 21st century access to the most sophisticated teaching tools makes sense and optimises contact time.
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Exciting co-curricular activities and enrichment programme

Universities and employers are searching for candidates who possess a range of skills; a willingness to lead and participate, as well as those with solid academic results.

Negotiating your way through a highly competitive market place can be difficult, so we aim to equip and encourage pupils to develop a most impressive CV – one which will get them noticed for all the right reasons.

Every pupil will, therefore, participate in a comprehensive Key Stage 5 PSHE Programme with options ranging from: Study Skills, Stress-Busting and Relaxation, Independent Living (budgeting & personal finance, ironing, sewing, sexual health, relationships, drugs and alcohol and personal safety), as well as visits to Universities to attend personalised workshops in order to prepare for the UCAS application process.

Participation in a full range of extra-curricular activities, such as: Music, Drama, the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, Young Enterprise, the Magna Carta Debating Society, the Pegasus Society, Project India, the HOST project and The Earl Grey Society, to name but a few! They all come highly recommended by our own pupils. Such activities will broaden your horizons immeasurably and create a real sense of belonging to a community and inspire a sense of decency through your contributions.

In Year 12 all pupils are attend one Games session a week, where they can choose from a variety of different physical activities from the traditional sports such as rugby, hockey, football, squash, badminton alongside activities such as sailing, cycling and climbing.

We are committed to promoting the benefits of having regular exercise as part of every pupil’s weekly routine. Gym sessions, yoga and running are also offered during games sessions to ensure there is something for everyone.

A rich and varied curriculum to prepare you for further study and your future career.

Providing a curriculum which is rich in academic rigour, breadth and variety is essential. We offer an extensive choice of A-level courses and are confident that we meet the needs and requirements of our pupils. Meeting and talking to staff and pupils who teach and study these courses will help you in the decision making process. You will need to gain an overview of the structure and subject content of the A-levels that might be of interest to you and receive guidance on how then to select your final A-level choices.

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is offered to all pupils in Year 12, and provides an excellent opportunity to develop independent learning skills. Pupils are provided with detailed guidance in the planning and execution of a research project on a topic of their choice. Crucially the content of the project is driven by the pupils, with teaching staff acting in a supervisory role, much like the experience of an undergraduate dissertation.

Our excellent links with the University of Lincoln allow for pupils completing the EPQ to spend time in the University Library, learn how to access online resources and work with the team there. The qualification is fully accredited and attracts UCAS points on a similar tariff to AS levels, whilst being respected for attaining the same academic standards as an A2 level. The depth of understanding gained, along with the experience of producing a project of this nature, is superb preparation for study at university as well as being an opportunity for pupils to direct their own curriculum.

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How Do I Qualify for a Place in the Sixth Form at LMS?

The minimum requirement for progression into the Sixth Form is five ‘good’ passes at GCSE level, at grades A*, A, B or C. It is important to stress the desirability of grades A or B in those subjects to be taken at A level. It is important to note, however, that C grades do not prohibit the possibility of further study. We will always seek to support the development of learning and understanding and enable our pupils to make concrete progress which exceeds their own expectations.

If you are in any doubt about your ability or suitability to study particular courses which interest you, then please get in touch and we will be able to offer appropriate advice and encouragement.

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What next?

Have a read of our Sixth Form Curriculum Guide for further information about option choices in Key Stage 5 at Lincoln Minster School.

If you are not currently a GCSE pupil with us, we highly recommend a visit to see our facilities, meet teachers and allow us to answer any questions that you may have. Register for one of our Open Days or arrange a visit.

For more information and the Sixth Form Dress Code, visit our Information for Parents page.

We are only a phone call away so if you want to ask us anything, please get in touch.

A message from headmaster
Mark Wallace
Sixth Form