Sixth Form Centre

Sixth Form Centre

Differentiated areas exist to allow students to study collaboratively or silently and also to socialise and relax (table tennis, pool, wii and the snack area being particularly popular!) The Centre is supervised and remains open on week days until 9pm and on Saturday mornings, allowing students the opportunity to study without distractions.

Ethos

The Sixth Form at Queen’s prides itself on being a warm, welcoming and aspirational environment. Teachers, tutors and the Sixth Form Team all work together to encourage each student to be the best that they can be in all areas of school life and to be happy, healthy and caring individuals. Our aim is that every student leaves equipped with the social, physical, mental and academic skills to give them a great foundation for life.

Staff

The Head of Sixth Form, Sharon Wilde, monitors the well-being and academic progress of all students, liaising with academic staff and Sixth Form Tutors. The latter oversee both the academic and pastoral progress of their tutees, meeting with them in a group twice/ week and on a 1:1 basis at least once/half-term. In addition there is a Sixth Form Manager so students always have a member of staff on hand for support.

Leadership

All our students are role models for the lower years and the leaders of the future. Year 12 students have the chance to lead Sixth Form Assemblies and help with charities, whilst also being offered the chance to participate in the prestigious Ivy House Award Scheme. In Year 13 there are many leadership opportunities: School Prefects, liaise with the whole school, Sixth Form Prefects run the Sixth Form Centre and organise social events such as the Christmas Ball and the Summer Ball, whilst House Prefects take specific responsibility for helping with younger years.

Routine

Students are encouraged to use their study time fruitfully. If day students are on top of their studies or need to arrange work experience during study periods then they are allowed off-site during the day.