Something For Everyone At The Sixth Form Open Evening

Our Sixth Form Open Evening took place on the evening of Wednesday 11 October. It was an ideal opportunity for Year 11 pupils to discover what Princethorpe’s Sixth Form has to offer. Over the course of the evening some 130 internal and external applicants and their parents toured the school, visiting the various A-level departments, meeting staff and current Sixth Formers and hearing more about subjects and exciting enrichment and co-curricular opportunities.

With some 26 different courses available there was plenty to choose from, including completely new subjects to consider such as Law and Psychology. The diversity of subject choices the College offers is a real strength when so many mainstream schools are restricting student choices these days.

Headmaster, Ed Hester, Head of Sixth Form, Ben Collie and Sixth Formers Tom Warne and Aimee Sen-Gupta, gave a series of short overview presentations and it was great to see the new theatre packed to the gunnels with parents and prospective pupils. Excellent academic results are of course a vital feature of any Sixth Form provision, but Mr Hester talked about the College’s family ethos, the focus on adding value for the individual, supporting students to achieve their personal best as well as the uniquely Princethorpe opportunities, such as the Princethorpe Diploma, that add so much value to students’ future university, apprenticeship or employment applications.

As always the evening was very busy with plenty of interest being shown across the subjects. Sixth Formers acted as tour guides for our external visitors and talked enthusiastically about their experiences. External candidates have the opportunity to join us for Sixth Form Taster Days in either December or January. More information on these days is available from the Registrars.

Head of Sixth Form, Ben Collie reminded everybody, “The next stage is to decide on the subjects you might wish to study, as a rule of thumb focus on the subjects you enjoy and are doing well in. Current Year 11s will be well supported throughout the process, which will pick up speed after the GCSE mocks in January.”