About Sixth Form
A Wide Choice of Subjects
There is a wide range of subjects for you to choose from at A Level, enabling you to pursue the courses you excel in and which you enjoy. Many pupils discover their individual academic strengths once they are able to focus on their chosen subjects and explore them in depth. You will be able to study in small groups enabling you to benefit from individual support and work at a fast pace. Our aim is to help you become an independent learner who has the self-confidence and motivation to succeed in whatever path you choose to follow.
We are very proud of the A Level results Queen’s Gate girls have achieved, which have gained them places at excellent universities and Art or Drama colleges.
When girls move on from the Sixth Form, they enter courses in many different subjects. Some may apply to Oxford or Cambridge, or other leading universities, while each year some choose to apply for courses in American universities. Many girls have entered colleges to pursue Art and Design courses or Drama. While many girls choose to move straight from school to university, a significant number take a Gap Year and follow special courses to improve their skills, or take up voluntary work.
Be a leader
As a Sixth Form pupils, we expect you to contribute to the life of the school in ways which help you to develop leadership skills and to assume responsibilities. You may run a club for younger girls, become a “sister” to a younger form, take on voluntary work in the community, organise charity events or apply to be a Prefect or House Captain. Sixth Form pupils have started up the ‘Wear it Pink’ Fashion Show”, ‘Sixth Sense’ (our Sixth Form news letter), and the Staff/Sixth Form Panto.
Widen your interests
Being so close to theatres, museums, art galleries and London university colleges means you can easily visit plays and exhibitions, or attend lectures and debates. In the week after you have taken your AS exams, there is a programme of visits and special events which has included trips to France, Cambridge colleges, the Houses of Parliament, the Human Genome Project, and the Tate Galleries, and a Business and Enterprise Day.
A close community
The individual support of your teachers
There are small groups for each A Level subject and extra help is always available if you need it. At the beginning of the Sixth Form, an Induction Day is held to help you prepare for the challenge of the Sixth Form and A Level study. You will have a personal work tutor who will see you regularly to support and guide you through your time in the Sixth Form. Your work tutor and the Head of Careers will help you decide on university or colleges choices and discuss your application with you.
Strong, lasting friendships
Pupils always say they value the friendships made in Queen’s Gate: old friendships strengthen; new friendships are formed; newcomers are quickly made welcome and soon feel part of the close-knit, friendly atmosphere. All Sixth Form pupils share the Sixth Form Centre which has two common rooms, a study area, a kitchen, and even a roof terrace.
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