Sixth Form should provide pupils with the independence, skills and confidence to flourish personally and academically
Small, focused teaching groups – of less than 10 students – in our Sixth Form allow us to personalise the education of each individual. We can be flexible, dynamic and adaptable to the capabilities and needs of students as they progress through their courses.
We have an outstanding breadth of courses on offer mixing BTEC and A level to give pupils access to a truly bespoke education. For example, for September 2015, we had 19 subjects on offer for pupils to select from (for more information please see the page on academic).
Entry to the Sixth Form
Our entry recommendations onto courses are exactly that – recommendations rather than a set of rigid requirements. Decisions are based on our personal knowledge of the student as well as their grades. As a school, we know that every single pupil has a great deal to offer and deserves access to an outstanding 6th Form Education.
In the 6th Form, we continue our Senior School drive to give pupils control of their own learning and allow them the freedom to make mistakes, take risks and develop their own learning style in an environment where they continue to be supported. Our approach balances a nurturing and supportive environment with the freedom and challenge necessary for pupils to develop their independence.
Part of the community
Pupils are inspired to be active in their community through the 6th Form Committee, reading or teaching PE to younger pupils, or by acting as a school ambassador in other ways. Each member of the 6th Form has a responsibility within school (from representing the school on ALPA, the parents’ association to supporting the coordination of the 6th Form enrichment programme).
Outside of school, our enrichment programme allows pupils to discover new experiences, enrich their understanding of the world and add so much desired skills to their CV (for example, our 6th Formers have recently attained their Food Hygiene Level 2).
We inspire pupils to choose the right career path for them by providing talks from eminent, industry-leading figures. Specialist university and career advisors help them to make informed choices about their future.
Practical sessions from cooking and healthy relationship advice to managing a bank account also help to prepare our students for adult life. While this is a crucial component of the enrichment programme, we take any opportunity to help develop the responsibility and independence required for our pupils to further their life skills.