Our Vision and Approach

See why learning is about more than exams and textbooks.

Dudley Sixth doesn’t believe in spoon-feeding learners with information or teaching them merely to pass examinations. Of course exam success is vital to your onward career at university or work, but so is the ability to think for yourself, to question norms and to explore the ideas that grab your interest.

Thought-provoking discussions – rather than textbooks and lectures – can help to inspire a lifelong love of learning in us all. At Dudley Sixth we aim to nurture generations of inquiring minds.

To help you thrive in your studies, we have created an environment that is happy, warm and supportive. We will celebrate your successes and encourage you to be the best you can possibly be.

Feel respected and nurtured in a place that is welcoming to all.

When you choose Dudley Sixth, you’re here because you want to be, not because you have to be. Our teaching staff are delighted about that and will naturally reward your maturity by treating you as an adult.

In return, we expect you to take responsibility for your learning, behaviour and attendance – and to show respect for the education you and your fellow learners are being offered by attending every lesson on time.

Dudley Sixth issues essential textbooks on extended loan to all learners but you will be expected to provide your own stationery. Naturally, teachers will expect you to be properly equipped for every lesson and to have done your homework!

All learners will be assessed at end of first year for satisfactory academic progress and conduct before being enrolled on to the second year.