Studying in the Sixth Form
You will follow an academic programme of four or five AS Levels of your choice. You should choose subjects you enjoy, are confident in and that are an essential part of your future career plans. We have an excellent range of academic AS subjects and there are many opportunities for interesting combinations.
Small class sizes with experienced and committed staff ensure that you will be given the time and support that you need to fulfil your potential. Departments also provide a wide range of field trips in order to extend the experience of the subject beyond the classroom.
There is an extensive enrichment and extra-curricular programme on offer including sport, drama and music. In addition to this, Sixth Formers play important roles as mentors for younger pupils and in organising activities in the Senior and Prep schools.
You will be entered into the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This is a qualification recognised by a number of universities and gives pupils additional UMS marks. In addition, it increases wider learning, prepares you for writing dissertations whilst at university and often creates a discussion point at university interviews.
The project is based on a topic of your choice and is often an extension of one of your study areas; it can be an area of personal interest or activity outside your main programme of study. All projects must include a written report of between 1000-5000 words. The exact length of each written report will depend on the nature of the project, the subject area or topic chosen and the other evidence provided.
Evidence can include:
- an artefact, model or construction
- a CD/video/DVD of performances or activities
- an audiotape/multimedia presentation
- a slide or PowerPoint presentation
- a photographic record of the project.
One lesson a week will be spent researching your EPQ under teacher supervision but you are also encouraged to work in addition outside this time.