Year 12

Parents Evening 

The next Y12 parents evening will be held on Thursday 8th February, 2024. An email will be sent closer to the time with information on how to book slots with teachers. 

UCAS Convention 

Every June we take the Y12 students to the Higher Education Convention at the Birmingham NEC. At the convention there will be representatives from nearly all the universities and higher education colleges in the UK, and from gap year organisations and a number of employers too. The visit offers students an excellent opportunity to talk to university and college representatives and to collect prospectuses and information on courses.

This is an all-day convention; the trip is £12 per student and they will need to bring either a packed lunch or money to buy lunch. Payment can be made via Scopay.  If you have any difficulties paying this fee, please note that there is a Sixth Form bursary available to those in receipt of income support such as universal credit. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch or fill in a form which can be found on our website (Sixth Form Life/Useful Information/Financial Support).

Please be aware that the students will not be under constant teacher supervision. They will be allowed to walk independently around the complex.

This is a major step for students in making decisions about their future. We are very keen that all Year 12 students attend, even those who are still uncertain about whether they will apply to university or not as the day will give them an overall post-18 insight. 

Mock Examinations 

The Y12 mock exams will take place during w/o 19th and w/o 26th February, during this time Y12 students will be on study leave and will not have lessons. 

Higher Education Evening 

The Y12 higher education evening will be held on Wednesday 1st May, 2024. Please click here to view last year's presentation given by Mr Leathebarrow.

Balcarras Boost Programme 

The Balcarras Boost Programme is run by Mr Niblett and aims for Balcarras students to:

  • Self-identify as high achievers
  • Have the confidence to express academic interest in public
  • Have a plan to achieve significantly above average
  • Feel accountable with their peer group in putting their plan into action
  • Apply to top universities with a high success rate

Many Y12 students have joined the programme this year, and we will have some exciting events planned for this term. 

Please contact Mr Niblett or speak to a member of the Sixth Form team for further information. Please continue to visit this page for further information on the Boost Programme and events for this academic year. 

Contact Us  

For all Balcarras Sixth Form enquiries, please contact Cheryl Crowley on or 01242 545118.  For absences and appointments during the school day, please email:


Please click here for information on the Balcarras Sixth Form uniform.