Sixth Form

The Sixth Form years have never been more critical. With increased complexity and competition for university places and careers, the choices that are made now will undoubtedly have a major effect on the futures of all Year 11 pupils.

The Sixth Form at Princethorpe offers great choice, quality teaching in small classes, a vast array of sporting, co-curricular, leadership and service opportunities coupled with excellent pastoral care and guidance, tailored to the needs of today’s young adults. Our staff give outstanding individual support to all students and this remains an essential feature of Sixth Form life.

This is a particularly exciting time to be joining the Sixth Form at Princethorpe with more pupils than ever before staying on to study A-levels, as well as increasing numbers of external candidates. Our unique Princethorpe Diploma encompasses and embraces the qualities sought by both universities and employers, and our dedicated Sixth Form facilities - which include the Sixth Form Resource Centre - are designed to specifically meet the needs of the modern Sixth Former.

We believe the Sixth Form at Princethorpe provides an excellent all-round education and is the perfect stepping stone for university, college and life beyond full-time education. It is our aim that by the time that our Sixth Formers leave school, they have become mature, successful, well-rounded young people, with a strong set of moral values to guide them through adult life.

What makes us special?

This is a dynamic and caring Sixth Form, big enough to offer a wide range of A-level subjects, but we like to think we are not so big that things seem impersonal. In fact, every Sixth Former at Princethorpe is treated as an individual and we offer guidance and care to all. Our Sixth Formers develop a close relationship with their Form Tutors and with the Head and Assistant Heads of Sixth Form. We pride ourselves on good communication with students and, very importantly, with their parents.

Our care begins with the help we offer in choosing A-level subjects wisely and then continues in our close monitoring of academic progress. We help students, whatever their level of ability, to reach their academic potential and then make the right decisions for the future.

Sixth Form is very definitely a time for self-development and fun and we offer a wide range of activities which reflect the emphasis we put on helping students to become happy, well-balanced and successful young people. Our Lower Sixth Formers help younger pupils in their lessons, carry out some duties such as supervising pupils in our tuck shop and act as ambassadors for the College when showing around prospective pupils and their parents. All have a number of opportunities when they are encouraged to speak in front of a relatively large audience – a group of their peers or, on occasions, a group of parents. We do feel that our Sixth Formers gain a great deal from these opportunities and it is lovely to see them grow in self-esteem and social graces over the two years.

New Sixth Form Dress Code

After consultation with students in the form of a survey, followed by committee meetings between staff and Sixth Form representatives, a new dress code for Sixth Formers has been compiled and is now in force. Please click here to view.

Mr Ben Collie

Head of Sixth Form, Teacher of Biology

Mrs Anne Allen

Assistant Head of Sixth Form

Mr Cyprian Vella

Teacher of Religious Studies, Oxbridge Coordinator

Mr Roderick Isaacs

Assistant Head of Sixth Form, Teacher of Religious Studies

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