Our Sixth Formers are ambitious, aspirational, motivated and independent. They know their own mind, take responsibility for their actions, work hard and have fun.
For those girls transferring from Year 11, the Sixth Form offers a seamless transition – new subjects, new teachers but an environment where you are confident and at ease as leaders and role models. For academically ambitious young women joining us in Sixth Form, girls are warmly welcomed and rapidly feel at home.
Dedicated Sixth Form Centre
Our Sixth Form Centre is a dedicated area for our Sixth Form girls, and consists of a spacious common room, seminar rooms and private study area. The Sixth Form Centre has daily newspapers, networked computers and Wi-Fi.
The Common Room is the social hub of a friendly, happy and industrious Sixth Form – a relaxed and adult environment for young women preparing for university life. Many lessons are taught in dedicated seminar rooms in the Sixth Form Centre however Science, Music and Art lessons are all taught in subject specialist rooms. The Sixth Form study area is dedicated to private study.
Sixth Formers may take lunch in the main dining hall but hot meals and a cafe service are also provided in the Sixth Form Common Room.
Sixth Form Tutor Groups
Sixth Form tutor groups are small, allowing the form tutor to monitor academic progress on a personal level, challenging and encouraging students to set aspirational goals and develop those individual intellectual and cultural interests which provide balance to the academic rigour of A level study and which make a UCAS application stand out.
At the beginning of Lower Sixth, girls are assessed using the ALIS ability tests and target grades are set. Regular one-to-one tutorials enable tutors to get to know girls well and set academic targets every term. Parents are informed every half term them of their daughter’s progress.
Extension sessions are offered by some subjects to enhance learning and prepare girls for university. These sessions cover topics not on the syllabus, whilst subject clinics are available to equip students with strategies to address any challenges.
Beyond the Classroom
Music, dance and drama are an integral part of the Sixth Form life as Sixth Formers become leaders and soloists in a rich range of choral and orchestral performances and take leading roles on the stage. Students have one timetabled period of PE each week. They can select from team sports, yoga, aerobics, table tennis and badminton. In addition, Sixth Formers are important members of school squads and organise sports clubs for younger members of the school. They have priority use of the well-equipped fitness suite during the day and may choose to exercise in a study period, at lunchtime or after school.
The smart dress code aims to give girls the freedom to express their own style and individuality in the context of a purposeful working environment. Sixth Form students may also sign out of school at lunch hour.