“Many students choose to stay on into the sixth form. This is because they value the school’s promotion of academic excellence and the support it provides for their higher education aspirations. Neither in this, nor in any other respect, are they disappointed. Rates of progress to high levels of academic achievement at A level are exceptionally good, and nearly all students secure the university place of their choice." OFSTED
Pastoral and Careers Support
While life in the Sixth Form brings with it the pleasures of new freedoms (no uniform and a changed relationship with staff) and increased responsibilities, it is also a demanding two years in which pupils must decide on the direction of their immediate and long-term futures.
To ensure as smooth a journey as possible, pupils have a Form Tutor to support them through their A level studies, and offer guidance and support, with additional help available through the Director of Achievement and the Sixth Form Careers Coordinator. Girls both receive, and are encouraged to seek out, comprehensive information and assistance on future career aspirations, university choices and UCAS applications.
The Wider Curriculum
As senior members of a school community of over 950 girls, the highest standards are expected of the TWGGS Sixth Formers, and it is through their own extra-curricular activities and support of staff and younger girls alike, that they demonstrate their ability to meet this challenge daily. The Sixth Form years also showcase the girls’ development of a sense of wider personal responsibility to society highlighted, for example, by their commitment to the Voluntary Service Unit and support of charitable fund raising activities.
There is a team of 20 senior prefects led by the Head Girl and two Deputy Head Girls. These are prestigious positions elected both by the Sixth Form student body and staff. Responsibilities are varied but include key presentations on such occasions as open evenings and Year 11 options evening.
Sixth Formers can continue with opportunities such as Duke of Edinburgh Awards and CCF.
Additionally, they are instrumental in the successful running of a range of clubs for girls lower down the school, encompassing Sport, Music, Art and Drama.
Also see related pages: Academic Curriculum