Mark Bedford - Head of the West Coast Sixth Form
I’m delighted the West Coast Sixth Form offers students further opportunities to learn, develop skills and launch their careers.
Workington Academy’s sixth form was praised by Ofsted in its 2018 inspection for our strong vision, individualised study programmes and comprehensive focus on personal development. We wanted to extend that opportunity to the whole of the West Coast and continue to develop our range of course options to meet changing demands.
To add to our academic A Levels and vocational qualifications we have a new range of courses in Applied Business, Health and Social Care, Performing Arts, Applied Science, Sports Science and IT.
We were thrilled with the interest and take up for our first year. It’s particularly pleasing that students who previously studied at the academy in Whitehaven decided that staying with a trust and teachers they know was the right option for them.
We’ll be arranging an open evening in January 2021 – it may have to be virtual, we’ll have to wait and see what the restrictions are at the time. But if you’ve got questions now, then there’s no need to wait. You’ll find contact details elsewhere on this website.
We’re very excited about all the options now available for students and thank you for your interest in continuing your education with the West Coast Sixth Form.
Marie McMurdo - Head of WCSF TWA campus
It is wonderful to be able to offer students such a wealth of opportunities not only within their learning, through the wide range of courses on offer, but also as part of the strong enrichment programme across both campuses.
We aim to provide a range of experiences to students, to allow them to gain a broader understanding of the wider world.
WCSF provides student with the right level of guidance and support to ensure they reach their full potential. There is an established pastoral structure that focuses on student well-being, progress and development throughout the two years.