Welcome to a brand new sixth form offer for students on the West Coast of Cumbria.

The West Coast Sixth Form will see a range of new vocational subjects being taught at The Whitehaven and Workington Academies. These will enhance the existing offer at Workington and extend study options after GCSEs.

Entering sixth form opens up a whole new world of exciting opportunities. You’ll be guided by our experienced and dedicated staff, receive high-quality pastoral care and work in an inviting, welcoming community.

Our core offer is academic A levels and vocational qualifications recognised and accepted by universities, training providers and employers.

Alongside this is a wealth of extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities that encourage all our students to develop a wide variety of skills and competences that will support your progression to the next stage.

As a member of the sixth form, you will have the chance to engage with local businesses and the community, as well as mentoring some of our younger students.

Those who’ve studied at the two academies already will be well aware of our mantra ‘be the best you can be’. That doesn’t alter at sixth form and Respect, Responsibility and Resilience remain the three core values that lie at the heart of all our learning.

Sixth form can be demanding and requires commitment and determination to succeed. You are welcome to take a tour of facilities at either or both sites and get a feel for what it would be like to study with us. Click on Course Details to see what’s on offer to you.