When thinking about options beyond Upper 5 (Year 11), you might be wondering how Sixth Form can differ to your previous time in school. Here are some pointers to help you better understand what the transition from Senior School to Sixth Form looks like so you can make the right decision for you.
You’ll have the responsibility and freedom to manage your own time, with free periods alongside lessons. Also, going off-site is now an option, so visiting the local deli or popping for a coffee with friends can easily integrate with your school day.
An adult learning environment
Sixth Form is a more informal setting than other phases of schooling. You’ll be treated as an adult, adding another positive facet to student-teacher relationships and support.
More focus on your favourite subjects
By studying fewer subjects and having a wide range of A-Levels to choose from, you can prioritise learning about topics that mean most to you in greater detail.
Relaxed dress code
Sixth Form students don’t wear uniform, so you have the opportunity to express yourself and shine bright as an individual in brand new ways.
Different enrichment opportunities
Sixth Form students unlock the potential to take on new clubs and roles with greater responsibility, such as mentoring Upper 3 (Year 7) girls and leading on events and fundraisers.
Preparation for life beyond school
You’ll have help with applications, talks from industry professionals, guidance on key life skills and more at your fingertips.
When it comes to applying for university, as the teachers know you so well, they are always willing to help you find the best course and university for you. They are also able to write better references for you due to the fact they know you so well.