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.
Sixth Form News
- Best Ever Academic Results For Princethorpe’s A-Level PupilsPrincethorpe College is celebrating its best ever set of A-Level results. 107 students sat A-level examinations this summer, over a third (34%) have been awarded A* or A grades, more than 80 % have achieved A* to C grades and the College has again had a 100% pass rate.
- Upper Sixth Say Farewell With A Thanksgiving Eucharist And Fabulous BallPrincethorpe’s Upper Sixth celebrated the end of the examination season and their time at Princethorpe with a beautiful Thanksgiving Eucharist and a fabulous farewell Ball.
- Year 10 Get A Taste Of Sixth Form LifeThe Trinity Term has been hectic for Year 10 pupils, filled full of revision and internal examinations as they prepare for Year 11 and the run up to their GCSEs. So on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 June they all enjoyed the chance to step back from their studies and to think about the future as they sampled life in the Sixth Form and considered the subjects they might choose to study at A-level.
- Another Exceptional Summer Art, Photography And Design ShowThis year’s Summer Art, Photography and Design Show opened on Thursday 21 June with a special evening reception for the artists and their families, friends and guests.