Parkside Sixth is an inclusive, individual and supportive learning environment in which active learners thrive. We are very proud to offer the IB Diploma Programme. Parkside Sixth is part of an Outstanding school, meaning that we offer a rich and varied experience, where you can play to your strengths while maintaining a balance of subjects which will stand you in good stead for your future. Whether your passion lies in the arts, the sciences, humanities, languages, or a mix, our courses give you flexibility to choose. We have deliberately maintained a human-scale environment, where every student is known. We pride ourselves both on our pastoral support and on our rigorous approach, offering challenging, well-respected courses.
With campuses in the very centre of Cambridge, Parkside Sixth gives you access to all the possibilities that the city offers. As a member of Parkside Sixth, you have access to a global community of learners through membership of the International Baccalaureate Organisation. You will have a qualification that opens up university study and employment the world over. Our students achieve excellent results – and have gained access to a wide range of universities including Oxford, UCL and York. In fact, at Parkside Sixth, the proportion of our students who are successful in gaining their University places is higher than the national average. While the vast majority of our students choose to attend University after Year 13, we also have students who have gone on to gain placements as both apprentices and employees at prestigious organisations.
The location of the Eden Centre, near the Grafton, Midsummer Common and the Grand Arcade, means that all of the city centre’s amenities are close by.
Your teachers at Parkside Sixth will provide you with outstanding teaching, while you will form a close partnership with your pastoral contacts, who will be critical friends to support and challenge you during your time with us, knowing and helping you as an individual. You will develop your leadership through the opportunities on offer, taking a lead in your CAS programme (Creativity, Activity, Service), co-ordinating extra-curricular activities both for the sixth form and the wider Partnership, and through the Work Experience programme.
We hope that you are interested in finding out more about Parkside Sixth and look forward to meeting you at our promotional events.