Welcome From Our Head of Sixth Form
Sixth Form is the most exciting stage of your education so far. In choosing your A-level pathway, you begin to specialise in the subjects that will shape your future. So, what can you expect?
At Blackheath High Sixth Form, our curriculum is future-focused, academically challenging and intellectually engaging, giving you the opportunity to express your intellectual creativity and individuality. Our tutorial and seminar style teaching prepares you for higher education and the world of work beyond school, where independent thought is valued and encouraged.
We believe in strong co-curricular activities to broaden your experience - from rowing on the River Thames to performing at the Edinburgh Festival. We encourage all students to engage with the numerous societies we have, take part in charitable endeavours and manage whole-school events such as the renowned Annual Winter Fashion Show.
Our Wollstonecraft Speaker Series hosts pioneering role models each week, with the series designed to inspire critical thinking, innovation and confidence by sharing how they implement change. Listen and ask questions to UCL Prof. Micheletti about vaccine development, campaigner and author Caroline Criado-Perez on exposing gender data bias, and BBC Broadcaster Angela Saini on science and women.
In taking on these opportunities, you will be well nurtured and empowered by teachers who know you well. We want to help you make your own unique journey. To do this, we provide you with a tailored careers programme from our Head of Futures to help you discover your bespoke pathway and ensure you are well-equipped for the future. In supporting you establish your future pathways you will have access to a host of world-class GDST resources and opportunities.
Because we are a Tooled Up Education school, you also have access to a fantastic online library of evidence-based resources. With videos, podcasts, webinars and blog articles, there is a wealth of information covering family life, digital safety, education, and mental health, helping you to navigate your challenging Sixth Form years and equip you for the wider world of work.
We believe that a diverse and inclusive environment benefits the whole school community. Several scholarship and bursary options are available to exceptional Sixth Form girls, giving the opportunity to attend Blackheath High School to applicants who might otherwise not have been able to consider it. Download our scholarships and bursaries booklet to find out more.
Time and time again, our alumnae tell us that they regard Blackheath High as their extended family and the strength of these relationships is something we are incredibly proud of. Once you leave Sixth Form you will remain part of the GDST family for life.
We warmly invite you to visit us in our brand new state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre, to experience life at Blackheath High Sixth Form.
Frederique Cheyns, Head of Sixth Form