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As a Sixth Former, and especially as a member of the Head Girl Team, you are part of a close school community, which becomes inexplicably precious.
Perhaps my favourite thing about Sixth Form is that we have relatively smaller classes, which means that we all benefit from individual attention. In the run up to exams my tutors have given up hours of their time to help us as classes, but also myself as an individual. Their devotion to the school and our personal success is awe-inspiring.
The Sixth Form tutors go out of their way to help you develop your interests; the Sixth Form societies are a great example. Tell a teacher that you have an interest in something particular are interested in something and suddenly you will be bombarded with people they know who could give you information, articles they’ve found and places you should go; all of which is designed to help you cultivate your interests. You also have the opportunity to develop an EPQ; a 5000-word essay or an artefact, alongside your subjects. Working with a supervisor, who you see one on one, it is the most incredible opportunity to speak to someone about your interests, and receive personalised help as to how to write a university style essay
The pastoral support is excellent and much appreciated by all; especially Mrs Elliott and Miss Williams, who are very experienced Sixth Form Heads and are always willing to lend a helping hand. Westcombe House, the Sixth Form Centre is superb; we walked into our brand new common room for the first time and simply said… Wow. I think I can speak for my year in saying we have had an inspiring year, and we are sure that you’re going to love it when you join us.
Ella Jollands, Head Girl