Students are guided through the process to enable them to become mature independent learners and thinkers.
As a traditional Sixth Form that offers traditional academic A levels post 16, virtually all our sixth formers transfer from school to higher education. Our Sixth Form is, therefore, a link between the school environment (years 7 – 11) and post 18 Higher Education.
The gap between GCSEs and A levels is a very big one that cannot be underestimated and there is a huge step up in the academic demands on the student. Students are guided through the process to enable them to become mature independent learners and thinkers by the end of the two year Sixth Form journey.
Academic progress is monitored very closely and a student's academic potential is carefully matched to university entry profiles (A level entry requirements). The bottom line is that; with good A level grades a student will progress onto a good university course. The academic structures and organisation of the Sixth Form are designed with this end target in mind. There is a three day UCAS Induction programme in the second half of the summer term for the L6 to direct their attention to the decisions that they will have to make in their first term of the U6, but our elite applicants will have begun their application preparations along time in advance of this.
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