Eaton Bank Academy

Welcome to Eaton Bank Academy
Sixth Form

If you are interested in joining the Sixth Form, please contact Mr Carvell for more information.

For more information about 2021 subject options please see the attached documents on the footer of the page.

Sixth Form Application Form for Sept 2021 – please click here

Sixth Form Open Evening – Staff Presentations

Mr Carvell’s Opening Presentation

A-Level Art and Design

A-Level Biology

A-Level Chemistry

A-Level Computer Science

A-Level Dance

A-Level Drama and Theatre Studies


A-Level Economics

A-Level English Language

A-Level English Literature

A-level German

A-Level History

A-Level Media Studies

A-Level Music


A-Level Physics – Physics (including recorded voice over and chat comments)

A-Level Photography and Three Dimensional Design


A-Level Psychology

A-Level Sociology

A-Level Spanish

A-Level Textile Design

BTEC Sport

EPQ Project


If you are interested in joining the Sixth Form, please contact Mr Carvell for more information.

We are exceptionally proud of our Sixth Form and the quality of education provided for Years 12 and 13.

  • Success
    – We are rated in the top three Sixth Forms in Cheshire East (Grades A* to B, 2019)
    – 100% of our students achieved their first choice University place in 2019
    – For those not going to University, students achieved local and national Higher Level Apprenticeships
  • Support
    – We offer a comprehensive UCAS support programme
    – Our dedicated tutor and academic team are available to support Sixth Formers throughout Years 12 and 13.
    – We provide one of the highest ratios of staff to Sixth Form students in Cheshire East, ensuring we deliver an exceptional level of individual support
  • Growth
    – Students have access to a wide range of extra curricular, enrichment and leadership opportunities.

Achieve the highest academic standards

Eaton Bank Academy delivers the highest academic standards for all students. Sixth Form students benefit from experienced teaching staff, who are highly qualified specialists in their subject areas. For the most academic students, the Honours Programme provides access an even broader array of opportunities, such as master classes, subject conferences and further qualifications.

Stand out from the crowd

Life in Eaton Bank Sixth Form is about much more than just academic courses. Students pursue a wide range of leadership opportunities through sport, charity fundraising, community work, mentoring or Young Enterprise. Work placements are also an important part of Sixth Form life, with students achieving placements in both local and national organisations.  Eaton Bank Sixth Form provides students with the opportunity to travel both nationally and internationally. Recent expeditions include the annual ski trip, the Art and Design Faculty’s visit to New York and a visit to do charity work in The Gambia.

Secure your destination

Eaton Bank Sixth Formers have a consistent track record for securing first choice places at university, on the most competitive courses and at the highest ranking universities. Our one-to-one expert careers support ensures students secure their destination of choice, whether that is university, employment or a higher level apprenticeship scheme.

If you require any further information about Eaton bank Academy Sixth Form, or would like to book a tour of our facilities, please contact the Director of Sixth Form Mr Stuart Carvell ( or Assistant Directors of Sixth Form Mrs Lucy McLaughlin ( / Miss Jade Podmore (

Sixth Form Tutors

12EST    Mrs C Venables & Mrs E Stone 

12TPE    Mr T Pearson 

13BWI    Mrs B Williams 

13TMC    Mr T McNulty 



Sixth Form Administrators – Mrs O Peckham (



Start Well
If you’re joining us from within Eaton Bank Academy you probably already value the strong relationships you have with your teachers. We can ensure that our high quality Sixth Form teaching builds upon what you have already learned so you can really ‘hit the ground running’.

Fulfil your potential
Students who join eaton bank sixth form consistently meet or exceed their potention. 11-19 learning institutions attract the best teaching staff and our teachers are fully qualified specialists in their field who know how to give you the best possible chances

Achieve the highest academic standards
Challenging and vibrant courses, taught by experiences and passionate teachers ensure the best possible examination success. For the most academic, our Honours Programme enables them to access an even broader array of opportunities, such as master-classes, univeristy visits, subject specific conferences and further qualifications

Secure your destination
Eaton Bank Sixth Formers have a consistent track record for securing first choice places at university, on the most competitive courses and at the highest ranking universities. A dedicated team carefully guides students applying to university through the UCAS process. All references are highly personalised and quality assured.

Develop skills and expertise
Eaton Bank Academy is building solid relationships with local employers to ensure that our students have the attributes they need and the opportunities they want to gain the best possible employment outcomes

The right course for you
We only run well regarded courses and offer excellent guidance on how to choose courses that will help you fulfill your ambitions.

A programme of support that’s unique to you
Every Eaton Bank Sixth Form student receives one-to-one guidance and mentoring to help secure their success.

Widen your horizons
The enrichment opportunities on offer at Eaton Bank Sixth Form are second to none. Develop leadership skills by coaching and mentoring younger students. Volunteer in the Gambia. Take part in Duke of Edinburgh. Experience an independent work placement. Travel locally, nationally and internationally. Take part in sports and performances. The opportunities are endless…

Access specialised learning facilities
Students at Eaton Bank Sixth Form benefit from a bespoke Sixth Form Centre with separate study and recreational areas, computer suite, outdoor space and coffee shop. We also have a recording studio, specialist art textiles and ceramics facilities, dance and drama studios, well equipped science laboratories (including two brand new state of the art labs) and sports facilities.

Enjoy yourself!
Whether it’s socialising in the Sixth Form Centre, abseiling off the roof, going to parties, braving fancy dress days or just relaxing over a coffee and cake, Sixth form life makes it easy for you to develop fun and lasting friendships.

Additional Support and Enrichment Opportunities

Additional Support

We pride ourselves on the fact that every Sixth Form student at Eaton Bank receives one-to-one guidance and mentoring to help secure their success and to guide them through their applications for university and alternative career pathways.

As a result of this holistic support, our students secure places at the most competitive universities or take up sought after apprenticeships or career progression options.

Individual curriculum areas also provide extra support and guidance, including Sixth Form dedicated use of their specialist facilities or booster classes and seminars.

Enrichment Opportunities

The enrichment opportunities on offer at Eaton Bank 6th Form are second to none; personal development, work related learning and leadership skills are given a high priority, given the proven positive impact which this has on future lives and University applications.

Our students display an impressive social conscience and do a lot to help younger students through peer mentoring and coaching. Students also volunteer in the local community and make the most of work experience opportunities.

There really is something for everyone with EPQ, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, theatre visits, sports leadership opportunities, performing arts workshops and working with our feeder primary schools.

In addition to these regular opportunities, we also benefits from partnerships with local charities, which in turn, leads to opportunities for our Sixth Form students to take part in charity work and an overseas visit to Gambia.


Our students leave to go to destinations such as Cambridge, Edinburgh, Durham, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham and York Universities.

A number of our students choose alternative options post-18, including foundation courses, apprenticeships or employment including the Armed Forces, Astra Zeneca, Cheshire East Council, Bentley, local companies; with some even choosing to set up their own businesses.

We provide a wide range of support for our students to enable them to make informed decisions for their future and provide the best possible outcomes from our Sixth Form experience.

For further information about higher education and the UCAS application process, please click on the UCAS Widget link below

UCAS Widget


Higher Education and Careers

In line with our vision, we work hard to ensure that students are fully prepared for their future lives. We are proud of the fact that 99% of our most recent Year 13 leavers went on to their chosen university or career destinations.

We are honoured to have a prestigious Partnership Status with Lancaster University which will provide advice for both students and parents in matters relating to higher education, such as student finance, choosing courses and personal statements. It also provides individual mentoring and secures Eaton Bank students the opportunity to submit an early application for a Lancaster Summer School and the chance to attend free taster days for specific subjects such as medicine.

Additionally, ambassadors from the university will be on hand for campus visits, academic tasters, both at Eaton Bank and on the university campus, and other events at school such as open evenings and parent events.

Most exciting of all, the partnership will provide students from Eaton Bank Academy with a guaranteed conditional offer or interview for courses at Lancaster University; subject to meeting certain criteria.

We also take the opportunity for our Sixth Form students to visit the higher education fayre at the Manchester Conference Centre and provide comprehensive support for our students, preparing them for their applications and interviews and many other aspects of university life and study.

In addition, we also work with a number of local companies, working in partnership to deliver events such as our annual apprenticeship event, Year 9 Enterprise Day and various other specialist workshops.

We are pleased to work with a number of high-profile local companies and organisations including;

  • Airbus
  • Siemens
  • Barclays
  • Vauxhall Motors
  • Bentley Motors
  • The Plus Dane Group
  • The Francesco Group
  • Cheshire East Council
  • Young Enterprise
  • Flowcrete
  • Chartwells
  • The Cooperative

Whole school careers and enterprise is covered through the PHSE curriculum, through D-Days across the academic year, working with many of the organisations above and other local organisations such as DebtCred.