Why Join Goresbrook Sixth Form

Welcome to Goresbrook Sixth Form

We are extremely excited that you are considering applying to Goresbrook Sixth Form. As a Sixth Form part of United Learning, we strive to bring out the very best in every student who comes to study with us.

We have fantastic facilities at Goresbrook and our purpose-built Sixth Form facility features a catering pod and university-style independent study areas to support you during your time with us.

We recognise the importance of academic success and place great emphasis on providing a supportive learning environment with specialist teaching, as well as a place where young people can thrive socially and emotionally to become well-rounded adults capable of achieving whatever they put their minds to.

Whether you are joining us from another school or our Year 11 classes, we look forward to meeting or speaking with you about applying to us.  

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What Makes Us Different?

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Students from Goresbrook are ambitious, working towards similar goals and supporting one another on the journey.  

Recently 6 of our students talked to The Guardian newspaper about the challenges of being young and ambitious in today’s society. Read about their thoughts on the world and their future: 

Read the news article here

What we offer is different

When you study with us, you’ll get excellent teaching, great offers for the best universities and opportunities that will make your CV stand out.  

Here are some things you don’t want to miss out on:  

Every student gets an iPad - All exams will be digital by 2028. Get ahead at Goresbrook Sixth Form with an ipad to support your studies.  

Access to bespoke university support and visits to 3 top universities -  

  • You will be supported to apply to university through our bespoke university programme, designed to help every student realise their potential. Receive 1:1 support with applications from representatives at Oxford University, Bath University and Queen Mary. 1:1 support is available for all law, medicine and dentistry applicants including guaranteed work experience.  
  • You’ll get to visit 3 top UK universities and this year we visited Bath (5th – Campus University), Cambridge (1st - Collegiate University) and UCL (9th – City University).  
  • Every student has access to funding for open day visits and admissions tests.  

Every student receives priority access to work experience programmes– through our partnership with the Social Mobility Business Partnership and InvestIN.  

Attendance on our annual Sixth Form Residential – This year we are hoping to visit New York!  

Many of our students have really enjoyed their studies at Goresbrook. Deangelo, Year 12 student says ‘I’ve had the opportunity to go to residentials, university tours, university programmes (QMUL centre of the cell), and SMBP partnerships’.

We focus on great teaching

We offer a wide range of A Level subjects and are committed to providing an exceptional experience for every student. When you study with us, you’ll get:  

  • Subject experts who are the best teachers  
  • Small class sizes for bespoke and personalised teaching and feedback   
  • Free Access to UpLearn. Up Learn combines world-class teaching with the latest research & technology to deliver the most effective, enjoyable and effortless learning experience for students. 
  • A Teaching and Learning approach designed to facilitate independent study in higher education   
  • A dedicated independent study space designed like a university library  

Many of our students have really enjoyed their studies at Goresbrook. Ibrahim, Year 12 students said ‘Teaching here is great as teachers are extremely organised and the lessons are well structured’ 

Our student community

Meet Michael

Founding Goresbrook Sixth Form student currently studying Politics and International Relations at Loughborough University. 

What did you enjoy most about Goresbrook Sixth Form?   

It was very sociable. You could talk to literally anyone. Teachers knew us and we asked for feedback and help easily. As a result of this, I was about to go from average GCSE grades to top A-level grades.   

What support did you get?  

Teachers are just willing to go the extra mile. I always had the resources I needed. Teachers would run interventions during the day and after school. Teachers were there to make sure any mistakes we were making were corrected.   

What is life like at University?   

I am enjoying the freedom and independence. There are great opportunities to seek your passions. I feel more like an adult, and I am learning a lot about life and budgeting!  

Meet Olaronke

Founding Goresbrook Sixth Form student currently studying Social Sciences at Kings College London.

What is the best thing about GBS Sixth Form?   

The academically rigorous environment created where students have the opportunity to thrive in their schooling but also feel safe and comfortable to emotionally develop and become better people.  

What opportunities did you get at GBS Sixth Form?  

I was challenged academically and was supported by a wonderful staff network. I had the chance to interview with world class universities like Cambridge, Harvard, Stanford and Princeton (and now I attend one!) and I became a better human through GBS’s commitment to giving us real world skills.   

Why would you recommend joining GBS Sixth Form?   

I studied at GBS for 7 years and I know I wouldn’t be the same person without it. The academic focus that this school has is wonderful but it is also a network of professionals who care about us as real people and give us the skills to tackle real life problems and to be good people.  

Many of our students have applied and been accepted to top universities in the UK.

Founding cohort destinations