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Welcome to the Sixth Form

Welcome to the Sixth Form

The Head of Sixth form is Mrs Alex Francisco, who along with Ms Amelia Slocome, the Director of Higher Education, and Ms Williams, Deputy Head of Sixth Form lead a team of eight Sixth Form pastoral tutors.

Admission to the Sixth Form is dependent on good results in at least 9 GCSE subjects. For external applicants at 16+, A or A* grades are usually required in the subjects to be chosen at A level. Please see our Sixth Form Prospectus for further details.


Life in the Sixth Form

Life in the Sixth Form is different in so many ways that it can feel as though you are in a different school.

Girls have a large Common Room which they have the use of throughout the day when they are not in lessons. It has facilities for making simple lunches and hot drinks, and there are vending machines for snacks and cold drinks. They also have the use of their own study, the Quondam room and the Careers Room, equipped with computers - at the top of the school - and the cloister area outside these rooms. There is wi-fi access on the top floor of the school.

The Sixth Formers have more freedom in the way they organise work; they do not wear uniform, and if they have no lessons they are free to study at home in the afternoon.

We see the two years of Sixth Form life as time to develop from a school pupil into a student, and to this end girls are given responsibilities and are encouraged to play an even more active part in school life. Girls help to elect the Head Girl’s Team, and act as Form Prefects to younger forms. This gives valuable experience in organisation and provides a useful link between the junior and senior girls. In addition, members of the Sixth Form organise many of the clubs and societies for younger girls. They also form the editorial board of the school magazine, and may participate in the Young Enterprise Scheme.

All girls go on to higher education, and they are helped with their applications by their tutors and their teachers.

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