Academic Life

Work in the Sixth Form is academically rigorous and we set high expectations for all our A level students. We teach traditional subjects in small classes of an average size of about ten, and at most sixteen. Our teachers are well qualified specialists, enthusiastic and dedicated to promoting excellence within their subjects.

We place an emphasis on independent learning, while providing close support for pupils’ encouragement. This independence is developed in class, by tutors and by a study skills programme. We believe in moving beyond the boundaries of the prescribed a level syllabus.

There is a significant programme of academic activities outside the classroom, which brings greater breadth and depth to work inside it. Sixth Formers are encouraged to choose an extended project (EPQ) to increase their enjoyment of the subjects and to enhance their university application. In addition there is a programme of academic activities and events to stretch and widen the horizons of ambitious candidates and academic high-flyers. All enthusiasms are catered for by departmental societies, speakers and events.

Sixth Form pupils choose their own tutors to support them through two challenging and exciting years of study. The tutor will act as academic advisor and will help with UCAS applications, career guidance and any problems that may arise.

Please click through the menu to the left to find out more about what our Sixth Form has to offer.

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