We are very proud of our inclusive, high achieving Sixth Form.
Students at Benfield benefit from small teaching groups; specialist teachers and the support of a non-teaching Year Leader who is available throughout the school day to give advice, support and guidance.
We are proud of the excellent academic achievements of our 6th form students and each year many leave us to take up high quality training courses or places at some of the country’s top universities. We also enjoy great success on our vocational courses, which can lead to university study or work based learning.
Our staff know all of their students extremely well and work hard to ensure they achieve their full potential. When they leave many students look back with gratitude on the way their teachers believed in them and never gave up on them during their courses.
“I thought it was a pain at one point that my teachers were always on to me to get my work done and meet deadlines. I’m grateful now though – I wouldn’t be going off to college if it wasn’t for them” – Year 13 pupil (leaving to study computing at Newcastle College)
“I didn’t really believe I’d get to a good university but my teachers did and they encouraged me so much I started to believe in myself a bit more. I’m off to the London School of Economics now so I’m very happy!” - Year 13 pupil
“I was so well prepared for uni that I won a £1,000 scholarship in my first year because I’d already covered some of the stuff and was well ahead and on top of the work” – First Year Undergraduate student in English and History at Newcastle University (ex Benfield pupil).