About Our Sixth Form

Why Choose The Whitehaven Academy Sixth Form?

We want to give you the best possible chance of progressing into your chosen career and we will work with you to provide a relevant range of subjects and qualifications to enable you to do so.

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has identified in its extensive employer skills survey that employers require a range of competency and experience from young people. Our pathways will enable you to gain the skills and experience that employers are asking for.

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and UKCES have identified skills needs in the following industries and we have responded to this research by developing curriculum pathways to deliver relevant qualifications for these areas:

  • Digital, creative and media
  • Agriculture and land based
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Rural and visitor economy
  • Construction
  • Nuclear and energy

Whether you see yourself progressing to university, further education, an apprenticeship or employment, we have a pathway of study that can help you get there.

Our partners include local and national employers, outstanding apprenticeship providers, further and higher education institutions, giving you unrivalled opportunities for work experience, further education, and careers advice and guidance.

In addition, we offer a wide and varied range of extra-curricular activities to help you improve your business skills, life skills, employability skills and entrepreneurship skills.