About our Sixth Form
Sixth Form should be a fruitful time in the personal and intellectual development of every student. Our aim is to provide our students with a purposeful and challenging experience which strengthens their capacities and interests, develops their character, and gives them the confidence to take the next step on their academic and life journey.
Liverpool College students leave the College with the academic habits, personal qualities and sense of purpose to pursue their ambitions.
Through the LCA+ curriculum, our sixth formers engage in rigorous academic study, whilst developing key character traits and skills of independence, resilience, leadership and responsibility.
As well as A Level studies, all students undertake an Extended Project Qualification, equivalent to an AS, as well as a programme of lectures and cultural opportunities. The average class size is 16 and students are taught by experienced subject leaders. Our programme of sixth form mentors as well as an extensive house system provide strong pastoral support and create a community with purpose and ambition for each student.
The Sixth Form is housed in a dedicated Sixth Form facility: Godwyn House, a refurbished Victorian villa on our campus. The Sixth Form is further strengthened by our boarding programme which brings a diverse and highly motivated group of young people to the Sixth Form.
The Sixth Form at Liverpool College is vibrant and successful. Our students thrive and strive in a caring collegiate atmosphere.
The Gladstone Scholars Programme
The Gladstone Scholars programme provides leadership education and leadership opportunities to interested Sixth Formers.
Named after William Ewart Gladstone who was involved substantially in establishing the mission and the purpose of Liverpool College, Gladstone Scholars are selected by the school for their leadership potential after an application process at the end of Year 12. They receive leadership training throughout Year 13 including a pilgrimage to the Gladstone Library in Hawarden. Scholars pursue the Level 3 Qualification of the Institute of Leadership and Management. In their role as prefects, scholars support house mentors and house activities, act as ambassadors for the school, direct and lead charitable efforts in the house system. The programme is funded through a generous donation by the Liverpool College Foundation.
EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION (EPQ)
The EPQ at Liverpool College is the epitome of our motto, “Non solum ingenii verum etiam virtutis” taken from Cicero "Not only the intellect but also the character."
The EPQ allows students to explore their academic interest further, whilst at the same time developing character traits and transferable skills that are useful in every aspect of future life. It is a core part of our Sixth Form experience and one that all students complete.
We encourage students to explore any topic they’re interested in, which may or may not match up with their A-Level choices or future plans.
Whatever area of study you really love – whether it’s Engineering, Languages, Sport or Art-based, an Extended Project Qualification gives you the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge AND impress Universities at the same time.
- It allows you to explore a topic you are genuinely interested in - either beyond the scope of your A-Levels, or something else entirely.
- It can demonstrate to Universities that you’re enthusiastic about the subject you’re applying to study especially Medicine, Engineering.
- Universities value the EPQ, and many make lower offers based upon completion of it.
- The EPQ is worth half an A-Level in terms of UCAS points - more than an AS qualification.
- It gives you transferable skills - researching, time management, evidence selection, - which are highly valued by Universities and employers.