Welcome

We are delighted that you are considering joining the Sixth Form at The Blue Coat School. If you are keen to become part of a positive, vibrant and high achieving establishment, where you will be encouraged to extend yourself and strive for excellence, then Blue Coat Sixth Form is most definitely for you.

Blue Coat is a well established academic Sixth Form offering a high quality of A Level teaching. We have high aspirations for all of our students based on the resolute belief that each individual should be given the chance to be everything that they can be and everything that they are meant to be“.

Smiles all round – A Level Results Day 2019

Our exceptionally high standards and established tradition of academic achievement means that each year over 90% of our Year 13 progress to university. We are very proud of the wide range of institutions which our students access, with a third of our cohort taking up places at prestigious Russell Group universities. In addition each year several of our students are successful in securing places at Oxford and Cambridge University and universities in the USA. In recent years we have also seen a growing number of our students secure places on extremely competitive high level apprenticeships with providers such as Rolls Royce and The Home Office.

The success of our students at Blue Coat is a tribute to their hard work and self belief, supported by structures that we have put in place to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to achieve their goals.

These include:

  • Expert A Level teaching in all subjects
  • A wide range of A Level courses
  • An additional ‘Futures’ pathway designed to ensure increased breadth and skill acquisition
  • An excellent support programme for applications to university and higher level apprenticeships, which includes a comprehensive programme of support for applications to Oxbridge and early entry courses such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary science
  • Extensive leadership opportunities which include working with staff, pupils and the wider community of Oldham
  • An ethos and culture which supports our multi faith, multi ethnic, multi talented Sixth Form community
  • Dedicated pastoral support and daily interaction with an experienced Sixth Form tutor which ensures that student welfare is at the centre of all that we do.

We want all of our students to do well, but also want to ensure that your time at Blue Coat is a happy one, where you feel valued as an individual, act as a role model for our younger students and where you leave us with the necessary skills and personal qualities needed to ensure continued success.