1 Smoother progression to University
UCAS statistics prove that you’re far more likely to succeed in your university application than other students nationally, including the Russell group universities.
2 Excellent forward looking advice
LaSWAP’s commitment to your future means that we have two nationally recognised Higher Education advisers to offer you advice on what course and university to choose, support with your UCAS university applications, help to complete your application and advice on accepting the right offer.
3 Broad and diverse curriculum
As four schools working together, LaSWAP offers you an amazingly varied curriculum. Choose from 34 A level subjects, 7 BTECs, the IB career diploma, 5 vocational subjects at levels 1 and 2, EPQ and the new flagship post 16 advanced maths studies (AS). As important, we also have the flexibility to let you choose subjects in almost any combination. No wonder our curriculum is consistently praised by Ofsted.
4 Better Induction and a Culture of Learning
Superb Careers and Higher Education advice builds on your prior achievements helping us allocate the right courses and help you get the most from your time at LaSWAP through interviews, advice, summer assignments and our induction process. Our programme of Supervised Study helps maintain the study skills you develop during induction, leading to greater success in your sixth form studies.
5 High Expectations
Our results consistently show we offer ‘added value’ to all our students. In our Level 1 and 2 courses, LaSWAP regularly beats the national average at all levels. Our A level pass rate is above the national average, and our qualification success rate is well above the national average. Check out the DfE’s LaSWAP Performance Table for our current results here >
6 Specialist teachers
Our size and strength allows us to recruit specialist sixth form staff and attract well-qualified, experienced staff keen to teach their subject to an advanced standard. We draw on over 300 teachers and 100 support staff from our four schools.
7 Rich mix of students
Our students tell us that they really value the diversity of students that they meet at LaSWAP. You’ll have the chance to learn with a rich mix of 1,100 students, with about 250 in Year 12 coming from outside of the four LaSWAP schools.
8 Sixth form with a ‘college’ feel
We are a school sixth form based on four schools. But the scale of LaSWAP gives us a ‘college campus’ feel. Each school is small enough to give you the pastoral tutor care you expect, while LaSWAP is big enough to give you some of the independence associated with college.
9 Enrichment Activities and Trips
You can continue your sporting, musical and dramatic interests, or get involved in volunteering, the Sixth Form Committee, or environmental work. There’s no better way to prepare for employment and university, and you get to mix with students across LaSWAP. We also offer trips abroad and vital work experience. Check it all out in LaSWAP Life or on our closed Facebook group for new students.
10 Great rehearsal for university
Moving between sites, getting to know new staff, making new friends and with countless new experiences to enjoy, you’ll develop the organisational skills and confidence that are essential for university. Our students tell us they arrive at university better prepared than non-LaSWAP students.