Marches Sixth Form leads the way in Shropshire


Marches Sixth Form leads the way in Shropshire and makes significant investment in student facilities

The Marches Sixth Form has recently opened 5 new study areas designed to support our Sixth Form students with independent learning.

The business studies centre provides a state of the art learning environment for students along with a second study room and three new classrooms.

A second study centre for private study area will be next to open, stocked with PCs providing the tools for independent learning in the excellent surroundings. The new PCs ensure the sixth form remains at the forefront of technology creating an enhanced teaching and learning environment.

The Marches Sixth Form is also celebrating following the confirmation that they are leading the way in Shropshire for Progress 8.

The Progress 8 score is usually between -1 and +1. A score of +1 means that pupils in that sixth form achieve one grade higher in each qualification than other similar pupils nationally. A score of -1 means they achieve one grade lower. The average Progress 8 score of all secondary schools nationally is 0.

The Marches Sixth Form has achieved a score of 0.16 which places them number 1 in Shropshire and in the top 17% of sixth forms and colleges across England for achieving above average, outperforming many other local schools.

Alison Pearson, Headteacher comments “I am delighted to offer an inclusive solution for our students with an exciting provision through investment in our facilities that students need to learn. We have an additional food room in the pipeline for September which caters for a popular and successful subject area.

I am proud of the sixth form, both in the results and student attitude to learning. We are now leading the way locally and demonstrate exceptional teaching to support our students.

We work hard to develop all age groups and prepare them for student life in university or the world of work and beyond.”

For more information or to arrange a visit to view the facilities, please contact 01691 664400.

  • Published on 28th February 2020