In addition to our school Open Mornings in October, March and May, we hold a specific Sixth Form Open Evening usually in October each year. If you wish to attend any of our Open Mornings or find out how to apply for a place in our Sixth Form please email Admissions.
In the Sixth Form, a wide range of A level courses are offered. Students joining the Sixth Form usually study three A levels. These are normally accompanied by an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
The Sixth Form is a time when girls experience rapid personal and intellectual development, as they become young adults. Your daughter will be encouraged to use these two years as a stepping-stone towards the greater freedom of university and adult life. She will have more freedom to organise her time, make individual choices and enjoy a range of privileges. Girls recognise that by setting clear goals, working hard and taking full advantage of the many extra-curricular opportunities available, they can achieve top grades and establish the foundations for personal fulfilment and a rewarding career. The Head of Sixth Form, individual tutors and subject teachers play an important part in providing appropriate advice and guidance in supporting each girl’s academic and personal progress.
The Sixth Form Centre, Highcroft, provides individual study bedrooms for boarding students and study facilities for day girls, together with a common room, a sitting room, a kitchen and Wi-Fi. Flexi-boarding rooms are also available for day girls who wish to take part in evening activities (clubs, concerts, etc.). Day girls may also stay overnight at no extra cost on weekly Sixth Form lecture evenings.
There are many opportunities for new experiences and the development of skills. Girls attend seminars and tutorials, covering issues such as effective study skills, techniques for learning, examination technique and preparing for interviews. The rich and varied Lecture Programme features speakers who are invited to communicate first-hand to inspire the girls. Students participate in an extra-curricular programme of art, music, drama and sport, in addition to many scheduled talks, debates and clubs. Your daughter can join the Social Committee to help organise events such as the Summer Ball, undertake voluntary work, join the Charity Committee or take the course leading to Leiths Certificate of Food and Wine.
As the most senior members of the School, all Sixth Form girls become involved with school leadership opportunities in the Senior and Prep school and join the team of Prefects. Head Girls and Hall Captains are elected from the Upper Sixth by Senior 5, the Sixth Form and the staff, and play a key part in day-to-day school activities. Many Sixth Form girls enjoy the added responsibility and contact they have with the rest of the school and many of the ideas for new activities come from the girls themselves.
Sixth Form girls do not wear uniform and are responsible for choosing their own clothing which must comply with the school’s Sixth Form dress code.