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Sixth Form

The vast majority of students at King's continue their studies into the Sixth Form. The school also admits a significant number of external entrants to the Sixth Form each year. Boys from a wide variety of schools join us to study A Levels and they feature prominently in our academic and extra-curricular successes. The Sixth Form of approximately 270 students is characterised by strong academic, cultural and sporting traditions, high all-round standards. The Sixth Form is a happy, purposeful community with a pleasant learning environment. Both these characteristics enable it to be a highly effective bridge between school and HE or the world of work.

At present Sixth Formers study 3 or 4 A Level subjects. All students have a dedicated hour of tutor time each week and participate in Games and Enrichment Activities which include Personal Development, Careers and HE guidance. Students also have the opportunity to study The London Institute of Banking & Finance’s Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) which the school believes provides a strong foundation for ensuring strong personal financial literacy. The Certificate is delivered off timetable and offers the double benefit of securing UCAS points equivalent to A/S. In the Sixth Form we enjoy close working relationships with our sister grammar school, Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School as well as other providers. These links provide the opportunity of a wider range of courses to follow as well as accompanying social benefits.

As well as a broad choice of academic subjects the school offers a wide and growing range of opportunities to develop the transferable skills, competencies and resilience which foster confidence and are so attractive to future employers. First class opportunities for extra-curricular involvement, leadership and personal development include: - An extensive competitive and purely social sporting offer; Duke of Edinburgh Award; Academic and social mentoring schemes; orchestras, bands and ensembles; a CCF contingent of over 150 students; a range of charity work including the King’s School Toy Bank; School and House perfecting roles and paid employment as lunchtime supervisors.

Our aim is to help all sixth formers integrate quickly, make a smooth transition to A Level courses and fulfil their academic potential whilst developing into responsible and respected leaders in the community. Our Examination performance is both impressive and consistently so. Indeed, last year’s academic successes ensured that more than 94% of our students were able to move off to their first choice university courses (including three to Oxbridge and seven to Medical School), all of the remainder moved onto Apprenticeships, training or direct entry into their chosen careers. Each student benefits from a system of regular monitoring and reporting and from individual guidance, support and advice provided by the pastoral team. The Head and Assistant Head of Sixth Form is supported by an experienced team of tutors and support staff in overseeing the academic and personal development of all students. The Sixth Form Common Room offers a coffee bar and a well-used space for either collaborative work or relaxing. The neighbouring Newton Block has a dedicated and fully supervised Study Centre with full computer access for silent work. The school plans to expand both social and study spaces as the increased student numbers work through to the Sixth Form.

In short King’s believes that by involving our students we both encourage and enable them to involve themselves proactively and positively in the school and wider communities.

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