The Marches Sixth Form in Oswestry, Shropshire, will be opening its doors on Saturday 3rd February to prospective students offering them the opportunity to experience life as a Sixth Form student. Since the Sixth Form opened at The Marches School in 2013 it has gone from strength to strength and now accommodates just over 150 students in a modern, purpose-built Sixth Form centre. Students applying to the Sixth Form from September 2018 can choose from the 24 A Levels and 6 BTEC level 3 courses on offer.

In the morning, parents will be welcomed by the Associate Headteacher and will receive a talk from the Head of Sixth Form about the curriculum on offer, academic and pastoral care approaches and post 16 reform whilst students take part in taster lessons by subject specialist teachers.

Mrs Boyes, Head of Sixth Form at The Marches School, commented, “We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for prospective students to see what it is like to study at The Marches Sixth Form. Our extensive course offer in 2018 has enabled us to increase opportunities for a wider range of students. Young people who apply to the Marches Sixth Form will be able to blend a pathway that suits them and their individual career aspirations. All applicants to the Sixth Form have a personal one-to-one interview and are given expert careers advice to ensure they choose the right courses for them.”

Mrs Boyes continued, “Excellent transport links, including private minibuses operated by the school, mean that students travel from surrounding areas including Wrexham, Chirk, Ellesmere and Powys to attend the Sixth Form. We are very proud to have recruited exceedingly bright students from such a wide range of secondary schools in England and Wales. Our offering of BTEC courses means that the Sixth Form is also accessible to an even wider range of students from Oswestry and beyond. I am excited to be able to share this information with prospective students and their families at our forthcoming Taster Morning.”

The Marches Sixth Form offers a large range of A Level subjects along with BTEC level 3 courses which are equivalent to one A Level and include – Applied Science, Business Studies, Engineering, Information Technology, Performing Arts and Sport. The Marches Sixth Form will allow students the unique opportunity to mix both A Level and BTEC courses.

The Taster Morning will begin with registration at 9.30am, tasters and talks to start at 10.00am. The two taster sessions will be forty minutes long and we anticipate the event finishing at around 12pm. To register, students must visit this link. For more information, please contact Mrs Boyes, Head of Sixth Form on 01691 664400 or email