Welcome to Sixth Form at King’s. We strive to give our Sixth Form students an opportunity like no other, extending their experience beyond typical expectations.
Our Sixth form is small by design, which allows us to be responsive in meeting students’ individual needs. Each student is mentored and their progress and well being is carefully monitored, with parents being involved throughout the process.
Attending a Sixth Form within a school gives our students the best of both worlds. King’s Sixth Formers enjoy independence and freedom, however they can still benefit from being part of a whole school community. Musical performances and productions, drama and dance, art exhibitions and representative sports all form part of Sixth Form life at King’s.
Leadership and development opportunities available in the King’s Sixth Form are considerable. Students may apply to become a Head of School, Senior Prefect, House Captain or Peer Mentor to name a few. We expect our Sixth Formers to serve as role models to our younger pupils in terms of their behaviour, values and attitude.
Our dedicated Sixth Form Centre, Dulverton House gives our Sixth Formers a base within the school. Dulverton has study and social facilities, a kitchen area, teaching rooms and a Wi-Fi network for the use of electronic learning devices. Our Virtual Learning Environment makes all teaching and learning resources available interactively from home or school.
Our approach to teaching and learning emphasises colaboration, support and challenge in equal measure. We support, extend and challenge our high-achievers and ensure that students with additional learning needs are supported. Our students consistently achieve higher grades than their standardised-test predictions; in short, our approach adds significant value.
While we take academic achievement seriously, we also consider educating the whole person to be vitally important. We aim to equip our students with the values, attitudes, skills and knowledge that bring success in future employment, study and life. We do this in the Sixth Form by teaching study skills, emphasising self-discipline and by building team and co-operative skills. We promote independence, responsibility, initiative, awareness of self and concern for others.
We offer a broad enrichment programme to our students in the Sixth Form. Individual careers advice and a selection of talks and visits support the process of application to higher education and/or employment.
We encourage initiative and provide an environment in which creativity can flourish and individual talent is recognised and nurtured. All this creates a solid foundation for our students to move out with confidence into the world beyond King’s.
We hope to welcome you to King’s so you can find out more about how your son or daughter can benefit from the King’s Sixth Form experience.
Head of Sixth Form