Our aim is to produce a purposeful working atmosphere with mutually respectful relationships between students and staff, whose common purpose is the students’ success and well-being. Most of the time is spent in lessons and tutorials but there is also study time to enable students to follow their own research; students are actively encouraged to plan their own study organisation.
We offer a wide range of AS, A Level and vocational courses. You will find more details in this prospectus.
All sixth form students are assigned a personal tutor, whose role is to support you throughout your time in sixth form. They will help you settle in and adapt to the new expectations of sixth form learning. They monitor your progress and will make every effort to get to know you well and be available to help whenever needed.
Director of Sixth Form
The Director of Sixth Form is there to ensure that all students receive the support they need and to maintain an efficient, orderly learning environment.
Our careers co-ordinator ensures that a careers education and guidance programme is available to students throughout sixth form. Students can take advantage of specialist advice and attend a number of organised events which focus on employment opportunities and higher education.
Visiting speakers from outside agencies are arranged, alongside visits to universities. A number of sessions are given over to the university application process, as many students wish to take advantage of this. Experienced staff and tutors play a key role in supporting students through the process.
All students are encouraged to be involved in a wide range of extra- curricular activities – from Duke of Edinburgh’s expeditions to voluntary work around the school or in the community.
Commitment to your future
We will all be working towards the common aim of supporting you to achieve your goals. This service is extended for many years after you have left the sixth form if you require references, careers or higher education guidance.
Our spacious sixth form facilities are continually being improved. All of our art students benefit from studying in a purpose-built block with large studios and a gallery.
All students have access to a well-stocked resource-based learning centre with modern workstations. Audio-visual facilities are available for student use and the learning centre also houses the sixth form library. This is staffed to help students in their research; it also includes facilities for private study.
All individual subjects have facilities appropriate to their needs. Most teaching occurs in seminar rooms but practical courses, including science and business studies, have their own specially-equipped learning centres.
The extensively wooded grounds are extremely impressive and provide a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere.