Open Evening Event: Thursday 11 November 2021

Please contact  6thform@taverhamhigh.org

One vision. Our passion. Your future.

​"Sixth form students told us that their teachers know them well and that the range of courses on offer suits their interests"
Ofsted report 2019

"Students were unanimous in saying that they would recommend the sixth form to others" Ofsted report 2019


There is no better way to explain Taverham Sixth Form. Every member of staff shares a common desire to get the very best out of every student we work with. When you visit the school I am sure you will see the excellent relationships that exist between students and staff who realise that your education goes beyond what happens in lessons.

Taverham Sixth Form will challenge and support you to be better than you thought possible. 'Your future’ refers to our philosophy that every student who comes to Taverham Sixth Form is an individual with their own dreams and aspirations.

Our commitment to you is to build on your individuality and help you develop the edge to succeed. We wont enrol you on unsuitable courses to make you look good, or lower our entry criteria or expectations just to get as many people into the sixth form as possible; and we wont let you accept any less than your best during your time here.

We will work with you to ensure you thrive in the 21st century workplace and leave Taverham Sixth Form prepared for whatever pathway you choose. Taverham Sixth Form is an exceptional place for extraordinary students with ambitious goals. Come and see for yourself.

How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements

At Taverham Sixth Form our offer provides students breadth and depth, without limiting their options for future study or work.

The majority of our students follow an A-level course as their core learning aim. A-level students are expected to follow a minimum of three A-levels, or equivalent, which count as substantial qualifications. A-level study programmes also include non-qualification activity such as tutorials, work experience, personal or study skills through our tutor programme, and support students to progress to employment or Higher Education.

To gain entry into the sixth form for A-level study you will need six GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English and maths. We do have a number of subjects which have specific entry requirements. Please see the subject specific guidance and our curriculum pages for further details or contact the head of sixth form to discuss any queries you may have. All entry requirements will also be discussed at interview with applicants.

We also run an Access course for students who do not reach the standard entry requirements. To gain entry to this course you will need five Grade 4s or above in your GCSEs, which can include GCSE English and maths. There is an opportunity to retake either GCSE maths or English if required as part of the course. Please also see the Access curriculum page and subject specific guidance for further details.

All of our 16 to 19 study programmes, whether A-level, BTEC or Access, are designed to provide students with a structured and challenging learning programme that supports their development and progression, in line with their career plans.

Study programmes will be individually tailored but will typically combine the elements below:

  • Substantial qualifications such as A-level, BTEC and Access, that stretch students and prepare them for education at the next level or for employment
  • Retakes in English and mathematics where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade 4, usually as part of the Access course
  • Week long work experience placement for Year 12 every May to give students the opportunity to develop their career choices and to apply their skills in real working conditions.
  • An extensive enrichment programme which is made up of other non-qualification activity to develop students' character, broaden their skills, attitudes and confidence as well as to support progression. This ranges from the level 3 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) to sport, life skills and cookery

Taverham Sixth Form 2019-2020 cohort

69% of cohort continued studies at university of which:

  • 1.5%: Oxbridge
  • 15%: Russell Group universities
  • 44%: top third universities
  • 41%: Norfolk Scholars

13% of cohort: gained employment
12% of cohort: secured apprenticeships
3% of cohort: other training
3% of cohort: Gap Year                                         

  • A-level A*-B 61.5%
  • A-level A*-C 86.5%
  • A-level A*-E 100%
  • AS-level A*-B 14%
  • AS-level A*-C 42%
  • AS-level A*-E 100%
  • Access to Level 3: 100%

Norfolk County Council Services transport: post 16
Please check their website for routes, details of eligibility and how to apply:
NCC post 16 travel scheme

Queen's Hill bus service
The school runs a daily service from Queen's Hill at a cost of £2.30 per day, payable in advance of each half term. Please contact the Finance Office for details.

Public transport

Buses 28/29/X29 run from the city centre through Drayton and Thorpe Marriott to Taverham. Please check the First Eastern Counties website for details:
First Eastern Counties