"Students comment on the privileges of the Sixth Form; they are given more responsibilities both within the prefect system and the Student Voice Forum."

Ofsted 2014

Welcome to Desborough College's Sixth Form

Assistant Principal & Head of Sixth Form

Mr D Clawson


I am delighted that you are interested in finding out more about our Sixth Form, as we certainly have a lot to celebrate and be proud of at Desborough College.

One cornerstone of our success is our strong examination outcomes on both academic and vocational courses, which has seen Desborough achieve year on year improvements in all the government’s performance measures. In August 2017, our students enjoyed a pass rate of 98% on their A-Level courses, with over 50% of these grades being A*-B. On our BTEC courses, our students have a 100% pass rate, with 80% of students achieving the highest Distinction* or Distinction grade. In terms of value-added, how our students perform compared to others across England, we continue to be proud of the significantly above average progress that the students who choose Desborough College, make each year. I’m immensely proud of our students, and in what they achieve in their time with us, and continue to achieve once they’ve left us.

Outside of the classroom, our Sixth Form students enjoy a diverse enrichment programme, offering opportunities to improve their employability through programmes such as Young Enterprise, Chinese Studies (Mandarin Language), Extended Project Qualification, Cisco certification, Sports Leadership or to pursue their sporting ambitions on one of our many successful sports teams.

Our young people are also encouraged to take on leadership positions, either formally as part of the Student Leadership Team, or as a Senior House Captain or Mentor for younger students. Opportunities are also created for our leaders to attend leadership conferences and receive formal training to help them in their respective role.

At all times, our students are supported and guided as they consider their future pathways, with a robust process in place to prepare students for university admission and to coach those who wish to make an application for Oxbridge. We also place great importance on exploring apprenticeships and other training opportunities, and our students are equally supported should they choose these pathways

I’m confident that our ever-improving learning environment and resources, as well as a dedicated team of teachers, tutors, and support staff, makes Desborough College the ideal place for your son or daughter to accomplish their goals.

Should you like any further information, or would like to come and see our Sixth Form in action, please do get in touch at: sixthformadmin@desborough-college.net

Mr D Clawson