We have long experience of very successful delivery at A-Level and our success rates have consistently ensured that both schools are well within the top 10% of post-16 deliverers.
Sixth forms at Twyford and William Perkin offer exclusively A-level provision with over 25 courses on offer.
Ada Lovelace offers T-Levels in Sixth Form.
The Trust has developed three specialist subject hubs which attract students with marked aptitude in Music, Sport or Digital Science. The hubs have enhanced facilities and a large team of specialist staff.
Twyford hosts the Specialist Music College, catering for students with an interest in either Classical or Popular Music or Music Technology and has extensive facilities and extracurricular programmes covering a wide range of ensembles and styles of performance.
William Perkin is the Trust’s Sports hub which includes Academies in Football and Cricket run jointly with Brentford and Middlesex County Cricket. It has a Science specialism and STEM subjects are the most popular choices for students at the school.
Ada Lovelace has a Digital specialism and offers T-Levels in Digital Production, Design and Development and Laboratory Science.
The full range of courses available within the Twyford Trust is as follows:
The vast majority of courses are offered at both Twyford and William Perkin and the course content is co-ordinated between the schools in order to ensure that standards of delivery are equally high. Students in the sixth form centres can access the Trust’s resource bank (Copia) in order to recap on lessons, make use of revision/support materials or use past papers and model answers.
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CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS & PE
English Language (W)
RE (Philosophy & Theology)
Government & Politics (T)
Film Studies (T)
Music Tech (T)
Physical Education (W)
(Where subjects are run in only one centre this is indicated by T – Twyford or W - William Perkin after the course name)
Ada Lovelace sixth form offers T-Levels in Digital Production, Design and development and Laboratory Science. These courses are designed for students who want to pursue post-16 study which relates directly to the workplace. T-Level courses are equivalent to 3 A-Levels and include a 45 day work placement and much more. Find out more on the Ada Lovelace website.
William Perkin and Twyford have a strong track record of success in achieving places at Oxford, Cambridge and on the most competitive university courses such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science. Specialist additional programmes run for potential Medics, Engineers and Law students as well as an elite lecture series The stretch programme at William Perkin comes under the umbrella of CASE and at Twyford is referred to as TAP.
Specific support is also given in preparation for university entrance exams such as the BMAT, UCAT etc as well as for STEP papers in Maths and there is opportunity for students to complete Extended Project qualifications in their areas for interest.
At Ada Lovelace, T-Level students follow an innovative leadership and soft skills preparing them for the world of work ahead of their industry placements and applications for degree apprenticeships, apprenticeships and university courses.
Stretch and CIAG Programmes
Pastoral Support and Guidance
Students in Twyford, William Perkin and Ada Lovelace follow the same programme of pastoral support, though the timetabling of the sessions are slightly different between the schools. We use the same framework of Christian values which we refer to as the 10:10 ethic to engage with current affairs and ethical issues.
The pastoral programme also covers PSHE and relationships and sex education.
Every student is in a tutor group and their form tutor is their first port-of-call if a student is in need of support. The form tutor will ensure each 6th former uses the career guidance from the pastoral sessions and assemblies to identify appropriate progression routes beyond the 6th form. This preparation work happens during Yr12 in order to ensure all students are ready to make well informed UCAS choices/acquire work experience placements from the end of Yr12 and to consider other post-18 options such as degree apprenticeships and apprenticeships.
Community Service and Wider Learning
The Trust has strong Christian values and sees community as important. We have designed 6th forms to be supportive environments and as well as the Form tutor/head of year support which students will be familiar with from Yrs 7 – 11 there are a number of additional adults to provide help and guidance including a 6th form administrator, careers advisors and counsellors.
All Trust schools also expect all students to contribute to the school community by undertaking community service (e.g. in class support or coaching in Sport or Music) and/or taking a student leadership role such as a mentoring young students, running student council or coaching in sport or music. There are wider learning activities for 6th formers – but there is also an opportunity for post-16 students to support teachers in running clubs in their own specialist areas also.
Shape of School Day
One of the differences between the three existing Trust sixth forms is the shape of the school day. Students in both A level sixth forms have study periods, however at William Perkin all academic lessons take place in the morning and so students have opportunity to put some of their afternoon time into community service or wider learning in additional to their work.
At Twyford, lessons are slightly longer and are spread throughout the day and students are therefore likely to undertake their wider learning after the school day or in free periods (they are likely to have 2 per day). Both schools have large dedicated 6th form study space for silent independent work in study periods at whatever time of day and have a university style all-day café for more informal group work.
Students at Ada Lovelace have a schedule which varies according to project work, specialist workshops and external speakers which more closely reflects the workplace in addition to their timetabled lessons.
Post-16 applications are not just to a school but for a specific set of courses at that school. Each course specifies the minimum entry grade required. The entry grades for A Levels are the same in both William Perkin and Twyford.
The entrance criteria and minimum entry requirements for Ada Lovelace, Twyford and William Perkin can be found below.
Sixth Form Entrance Criteria and minimum entry requirements
For students themselves, the choice of school is likely to be influenced by
- Specific course choices / timetabling combinations in a specific school
- Preference for one of the different models of school day
- Proximity to the school / journey time
For a particular school, preference is given to students who attended that school in Yrs 7 -11 followed by looked after and previously looked after children, followed by students currently in Yr 11 in other Trust schools and then students from other schools in the wider community.
Students could apply to more than one school . An application to one school will not impact on the consideration of the candidate’s application to the other. A conditional offer of a place in the sixth form is usually made in early March.
A student’s place within the sixth form remains conditional until their actual GCSE results are confirmed as meeting the minimum entrance criteria and specific course criteria.
Students who have been awarded a conditional place but have not met the criteria in a particular subject may be able to select a different subject in August, but only where there is still capacity.
The Twyford CofE Academies Trust is very proud of its students' achievements in external examinations across all key stages.
For details of our latest A level results please follow the links below to the school websites where you will find the full report and performance data: