Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Sixth Form students are given the independence to take control of their own learning and achievement as they advance through their courses. Students are encouraged to develop their own passions for learning and this is supported through the seminar-style teaching where the initiative for learning is placed onto the student.
With average teaching groups of less than 10, seminar-style classes as well as lectures, and personal targets, all our students are given the support and confident to become better learners for the future. The student-teacher relationship continues to be of utmost importance throughout the Sixth Form.
Alongside their study, Sixth Form students have dedicated personal study time to allow them to manage their work load in and out of school. This, coupled with their enrichment programme all Sixth Formers take part in leads to a broad, balanced and engaging Sixth Form provision.
Range of subjects
Students choose from a broad range of subjects; they are free to mix traditional with modern, and science with the Arts to produce a combination that suits them best and prepares them for the future they want. Most students will choose to study three A Levels or equivalent at BTEC (for September 2018 we had 18 subjects on offer!). Details of all courses and options can be found in our Sixth Form Prospectus for 2019/20.
Extended Project Qualification
As part of the Enrichment Programme, all students are enrolled to take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The EPQ provides additional UCAS points and lets students embark on a research project that they are passionate about. The EPQ is a fantastic addition to UCAS applications, it gives extra UCAS points and it provides students with confidence, research skills and presentation skills.
For the summer of 2015, our A Level results were outstanding. With some truly exceptional performances (such as Mark Huskinson’s A*, A*, A) and strong value added all round, we truly do provide outstanding academic provision coupled with a first class enrichment programme. In the summer of 2016, our pupils, on average, scored a grade above their target, they achieved 15% more A grades than targetted and 100% pass rate. In the summer of 2017 our results speak for themselves with 27% obtaining A/A*, 96% acheiving A*-C and 100% pass rate.
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