Sixth Form

Welcome to Sixth Form



Thank you very much for taking the time to visit our Sixth form webpages. I do hope that you find all the information that you are looking for, and they give you a flavour of our outstanding provision and facilities. Our Sixth form is built around 2 core elements:

  • Academic Excellence
  • An Enjoyable and Enriching Experience

Balcarras will be offering virtual consultations with Sixth Form staff and subject teachers on Thursday 14th January 2021 to our current Y11 students and parents via Schoolcloud.

Balcarras will also be offering virtual consultations with Sixth Form staff on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st January to Y11 students and parents who are currently studying for their GCSEs at other schools.  These will be offered via Microsoft Teams.  If you would like to book a consultation you can do by emailing  

Please do provide: 

  • your son’s / daughter’s name 
  • a contact telephone number 
  • the preferred email address (if sent from a different email than the one you would like to host the consultation) 
  • the preferred time for the consultation – we will do our best to accommodate
  • any other questions or information you feel would help make the most of the consultation 

In addition to this, a range of other relevant resources will be live on the website from Thursday.  This will include the powerpoint presentation which would normally accompany the information talk which we would ordinarily host in the Main Hall on the Open Evening.

We are also working to finalise other resources: an introductory 'Welcome to the Sixth Form' film, a range of short films introducing each subject we offer at A-level, and an advisory powerpoint including FAQs (and answers) which we see raised and answered on most Open Evenings. Please do check for updates. 

We have extended our application deadline from 5th February to 24th February.

If you do have any additional questions that I can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact me at 

Mr D Leatherbarrow
Head of 6th Form

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