QES Sixth Form 

Welcome

By Mr Pete Rushton, Head of Sixth Form

Whether you are currently at QES or at a different school, I am delighted to tell you a little bit about our Sixth Form.

We are a large Sixth Form with about 200 students; every year the majority of QES Year 11 stay on in the Sixth Form and we welcome many students from other schools. This being the case we run a comprehensive induction programme to help you settle into Sixth Form life, access support and enjoy the experience from the very beginning.   

We offer a large range of A level subjects and most students choose to study three such courses with many completing an Extended Project Qualification alongside them. A levels are the “Gold Standard” qualifications that open the door to the largest range of Higher Education, Apprenticeship and employment opportunities and we are proud that our results remain so high.


A distinguishing features of our Sixth Form is our focus on the School Values and our definition of a QES Learner. In fact, these two key aspects are the foundations of our Sixth Form Contract. It is worth taking time to read this to make sure that you have a good understanding of the community you will be joining. We take this contract seriously and we believe that through this focus we help individuals not only gain the academic results they want to achieve, but, importantly, also develop to be fully rounded, critically minded and compassionate young adults, ready to move on in the world.

There is no doubt that the quality of relationships between members of our community is a significant aspect of our ethos. Warm, affectionate conversations overheard in the Meadow Room or as you walk down a corridor typify our atmosphere of mutual respect and consideration.  Walking around school you will see Sixth Formers studying quietly or leading an activity creating an obvious presence as active role models.

Our high expectations and standards at all levels are evident in all that we do, from uniform to the quality of teaching and advice about Higher Education.  Yet we are far from complacent and Sixth Formers are at the helm in helping us in our aspirations to improve our provision.

You will get a flavour from reading about us on this website, including our page with details of the application process  but if you are interested in coming do visit us and look around during the school day. Just give us a call or send an email to make the arrangement.

Let our Sixth Formers speak for themselves!

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Last modified: Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:38 AM