Why Hanson?

Stepping stone to life and University


Welcome from K Hodson

(Associate Assistant Headteacher for Post 16)

I am delighted to welcome you to Hanson Sixth Form, and I would like to thank you for your interest in joining us. We are a large, diverse and vibrant community of 280 students. As a School Sixth Form we pride ourselves on caring for and supporting each member of the community, as valuable and important citizens. Our team will invest in you. We expect you to challenge and shape each other as kind human beings, be creative and imaginative in your thinking and most importantly of all, to challenge yourself and be driven to achieve your goals. Our curriculum provision offers an extensive range of over 30 A’ Level and L3 vocational courses. Hanson School also prides itself on the partnership with Pro-Elite Football Academy to deliver a bespoke sport development programme alongside their studies. Additionally, the sixth form offers a variety of Level 2 courses for students wanting to consolidate their qualifications. This includes the opportunity to revisit GCSE English and/or Mathematics. We are confident that you will find the courses to prepare you for your future. Our aim is to offer students with the best possible education and an emphasis on academic achievement. Hanson School has an excellent record of supporting students onto Russell Group Universities with our bespoke “Destinations Extra programme”. We have an experienced team of advisors and tutors that offer specialist support and guidance through the UCAS process, ensuring a smooth transition to the next phase of education. Those who choose not to follow a University pathway are well supported by a highly skilled careers team, engaging students in making apprenticeship applications or help to explore employment opportunities. The majority of students will participate in our extended curriculum. Subjects vary from studying the nationally recognised Extended Project Qualification, The Progression Module, Political Science & Core Maths. Furthermore, opportunities to complement academic studies range from Y12 Work experience, Student Leadership, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, the NCS programme, Sports Coaching and International Volunteering expeditions, as well as a variety of curriculum-based trips and visits.

You are currently in the process of making one of the hardest decisions of your education so far. It is vital that you make the right choice about where you study for the next two years. If you have what it takes to be an ambitious, hard working and dedicated young person, Hanson school is the sixth form for you. We cannot wait to support you on your journey! We look forward to meeting you soon.

K Hodson Associate Assistant Headteacher for Post 16