Sixth Form pupils follow a curriculum which is designed to be stimulating and which will encourage them to develop as independent learners. We offer a variety of courses in the Sixth Form, including A-level courses in over 20 different subjects, the Cambridge Pre-U qualification in English Literature and the AQA Extended Project Qualification. There are no restrictions on the combinations of subjects and we design teaching groups to be small in order to maximise learning. Most girls choose to study four subjects in the Lower Sixth and then continue with three of these subjects in Upper Sixth. However, there can be variation, with some girls choosing five subjects in Lower Sixth and a few focusing on only three. We are proud to be able to offer this tailor-made approach.
In addition to studying their chosen subjects, all girls follow a PSHE course, incorporating advice and guidance on making university applications and decisions about their future. Girls are encouraged to take part in physical activity as well as contribute to the community; many visit local care homes to talk to and support residents.
Most Sixth Form students’ timetables will also include private study sessions. During these sessions, the students are expected to complete their homework, carry out research, do wider reading and consolidate their learning. We actively encourage girls to study beyond the syllabus and departments will provide reading lists and extension material. Girls can also approach our School Librarian for additional support and resources. Private study sessions help students to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop the essential study skills that they will need at university and beyond.
For further subject information and details about curriculum changes, please view our Sixth Form Academic Options Booklet available for download below.