Sixth Form At Queen’s
At Queen’s, our Sixth Form is dedicated to preparing students for life after school whether they plan to go into work, university or a gap year. Queen’s College Sixth Form will support them through this important stage in their lives.
Queen’s College is one of the top schools in the South West for its academic results. Why is this, you may ask, considering that Queen’s is not a highly selective school and that we place emphasis on an all-round approach to education?
First of all our enabling and supportive ethos is at the heart of everything we do at Queen’s College. Pupils are encouraged to think independently, appreciate each other, make the most of opportunities and get involved. Our small class sizes enable our teaching staff to give considerable support and attention to each individual, challenging the academically able and inspiring pupils who need extra support to achieve beyond their expectations. Our teaching staff are all highly motivated, inspirational and caring people with a passion for their subject and whose influence goes beyond the classroom.
What also makes Queen’s special is our family network. The support the wider Queen’s College community, our parents, Governors and OQs give to our pupils and staff is really valued. Helping at open days, providing work experience, giving advice to the Senior Leadership Group and providing positive feedback are all important roles within our community and there is no doubt that the school is enriched by the wide network of people who devote considerable time and enthusiasm to promoting the School as a whole.
Queen’s College has a tremendous reputation nationally for the creative and performing arts. Its range of musical styles and the quality and creativity of theatrical productions is unique. We also excel in the creative arts where budding fine artists, photographers and fashion designers push the boundaries, innovate and take risks before going on to gain places at prestigious universities and making a name in their chosen field.
Sport is a key strength of Queen’s College and we have obtained outstanding results at national level in hockey, cross country, swimming and riding. Several teams have reached the national hockey finals in recent years – an amazing achievement considering the size of the School. Our cross country runners, swimmers and riders are representing the South West region and some talented individual pupils have national placings. There cannot be many schools which have reached this level of excellence across such a wide range of sports and the whole community has felt proud to see the school attaining such outstanding achievements.
Above all however Queen’s is a caring school founded on a Methodist ethos where good manners, consideration for others, respect for oneself and a sense of humour are valued. Our success is providing our young people with an education for life, preparing them for the future and giving them the skills and confidence to be able to go out into the world and make a difference.
It is very clear that, to quote the school motto, Queen’s College Sixth Form provides pupils with an education not just for school but for life.