On entering the Sixth Form a new relationship is established between staff and students. Essentially students will notice that they are given more responsibility for their own learning. In subject teaching they will sense a less formal atmosphere and they will have more time to develop their own ideas and interests in time allocated to private study. Time in the Sixth Form is at a premium with so much to do and successful students quickly learn how to use their time wisely.
Alongside academic commitments, there are many opportunities outside the classroom to get involved in wider school life and the local community. Students have much to offer the rest of the School and contribute to its positive ethos in many different ways. Naturally they set examples in their work, behaviour and support for others. Sixth Formers take leadership roles in the School Parliament and provide valuable teacher support in lessons and during extra-curricular activities, paired reading and mentoring pupils lower down in the school. This desire to serve others is evident both inside and outside of School and it is our proud tradition that students not only combine rigour and high achievement in their work, but also do so in relation to serving the local community.
The Sixth Form has its own committee, responsible for the day-to-day management of the Sixth Form and for arranging an active programme of social and charity events. It also acts as a useful channel of communication between students and staff. These positions of responsibility and enrichment activities ensure that students develop their skills to enable them to become flexible and mature learners, ready to move into higher education or employment.