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95% of students are happy that they chose WCSF for their studies
93% of students believe that the teaching staff are supportive
94% of students believe that they have good pastoral support

Open up a new world by studying at the West Coast Sixth Form

Open up a whole new world of exciting opportunities by choosing to study at West Cumbria’s newest sixth form provider.

The West Coast Sixth Form is a joint venture between the academies at Whitehaven and Workington and offers fantastic opportunities for post-16 students.

You can choose from more than 30 A Level and vocational qualifications recognised and accepted by universities, training providers and employers.

There’s also 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 progression to what you want to do next.

You’ll be guided by our experienced and dedicated staff, receive high-quality pastoral care and work in an inviting, welcoming community.

We’re delighted to say that our students have a great record of achieving the qualifications they want. Workington Academy’s Sixth Form was recognised as ‘Good’ by Ofsted and in the last three years more than 98% of students have gone on to university study, apprenticeship training or employment.

Have a look around this website to find out more. Click on Course Details to see what’s on offer to you.

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What Our Alumni Say


“Attending sixth form has opened up a wide variety of opportunities for me including the Scholars Programme and Realising Opportunities Scheme which have been useful in my application to university.”


“Through sixth form I have had lots of wonderful experiences which have helped me build my confidence and inter-personal skills making me a more successful student.”