Life in the Sixth Form gives girls the opportunity to develop independence and exercise their own judgement. 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 use the newly opened Fitness Suite during free periods and sign out of school during the lunch hour.
Tutor Groups in the Sixth Form
Sixth Form tutor groups are small so that the form tutor can 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.
PHSE is delivered in form groups and The Sixth Form has its own dedicated Assembly on Wednesday morning. A specialist company, Elevate Education, is employed to give a fresh impetus to study skills. The PSHE programme develops an independence of mind in addressing topics such as applying and budgeting for university as well as living independently away from home. Individual interviews with the Head of Sixth Form lead to detailed and individualised support for your UCAS application.
Registration takes place in tutor groups at 8.35 am and 3.35 pm. Exemplary punctuality and attendance are essential.
At the beginning of Lower Sixth, girls are assessed using the ALIS ability tests and target grades are set. Regular one to one tutorials with your tutor make sure that they know your daughter very well and that they set academic targets every term. Parents are informed every half term them of their daughter's progress.
Extension sessions offered by subjects to enhance learning and prepare for university entrance by looking at topics not on the syllabus whilst subject clinics are available to equip students with strategies to address any challenges.