Welcome to TCS6

The Sixth Form experience is a crucial time in your education journey as it helps to determine the path you take in life. It should be the most enjoyable and fulfilling time of your school career.

We are delighted that many students, from our own school and beyond, find TCS6 the right centre to achieve their potential; the right place to be stretched in their learning, and the right place to balance a social life with a great choice of enrichment opportunities.

Both academic and vocational excellence is at the heart of our provision at TCS6. We offer a wide range of courses, delivered by experienced subject specialists with a proven track record in delivering a high quality education for our young people. We offer a range of opportunities to broaden student horizons, to challenge themselves and to contribute to the school and wider community.

TCS6 has a purpose built Sixth Form Centre which provides facilities for private, group and on-line studies, as well as providing areas in which we can provide academic and pastoral support and guidance. Our curriculum is challenging and flexible with targeted intervention and support put in place. Close monitoring of progress, attendance and motivation together with regular reporting to parents help us to maximise the achievement of our students.

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Why Choose TCS6?
At Teignmouth Community School we are aware that the choices made at this crucial stage can open the right doors, create opportunities and build the confidence and skills to succeed and achieve later in life.

Most of our students continue with us from the school but we also welcome students from other schools and colleges. Whether you are a parent or student, we hope this guide will help you make the right decision and give a true flavour of the breadth of opportunity offered by TCS Sixth Form.

We aim to help students achieve success as well as acquire the personal and professional skills that they will need in higher education, work and for the rest of their lives. We are very proud of the academic results achieved by our students over recent years and they are evidence of the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers and parents. Each year a significant number of our students progress into a range of higher education providers, including the most prestigious universities. Our level 2 vocational courses prepare students for work or further study and will usually include work experience.

As well as being successful in their chosen courses, we encourage students to participate in a broad range of extra-curricular experiences, within the school, the wider community and also internationally. We are proud that so many of our students volunteer their time and take such an active role in fundraising.

The Sixth Form team is led by Laura Milsom Director of Sixth Form, and Melanie Deeks, the Deputy Director of Sixth Form. Our experienced tutors compliment our excellent team of post-16 teachers. Each student’s progress and well-being is followed closely and we pride ourselves with offering a supportive and encouraging environment in which students can learn and develop.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit or meeting please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you have any queries or would like to arrange a visit or meeting please do not hesitate to contact us as follows:

01626 774091
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What will I be studying?

Students who choose TCS Sixth Form can make a real success of their post-16 study, leading to success in a good job, an apprenticeship or progression to college or university. There are many paths to success but we are confident that with our quality teaching and learning we can help our students succeed.

Which courses should I choose?

First, make sure you are going to enjoy it.  Do you like this subject now?  Success in public examinations requires a great deal of work and you need to enjoy what you do.
Next, think about your future – which courses will help you with what you intend to do after the Sixth Form?
Thirdly, your achievement in Year 11 will determine the pathway most suited to you to ensure progress and progression.

What will determine whether I am given a place?

All successful applicants will be given an offer conditional on the following criteria:

  • GCSE and BTEC grades.
  • Percentage attendance during year 11 (usually this must be at least 90%).
  • A reference from the previous school will be required for external applicants.

What do students say?

  • “A relaxed but hard-working atmosphere.”
  • “Teachers treat you with respect.”
  • “The work is much harder.”
  • “We have facilities for working and relaxing.”
  • “It’s a good place to make friends.”
  • “Good relationships between teachers and students.”
  • “Treated more like an adult.”
  • “You are taught more in-depth.”
  • “Lots of sporting activities.”