Sixth Form (16-18yrs)
King's Sixth Form offers both academic excellence and outstanding support and guidance for students as they study in our Sixth Form for the important final two years of school. Our students consistently achieve some of the best A Level results in the country: 40% of all grades at A*/A and 70% at A* - B. The emphasis is not just on good results, but on supporting well-rounded individuals who are well prepared for university applications and the world of work.
Please do come and visit us: we would be delighted to welcome you at our Open Evening in the Autumn term and share what our Sixth Form has to offer.
Mr Richard Davies, Principal
We welcome a good number of students from other schools in addition to many of our own students who have studied at King's for GCSEs. Students very quickly settle in to our friendly and vibrant Sixth Form. Year groups are typically around 100 - 120 students with tutor groups of around 14 students per group.
We appreciate the importance of fostering independent learning, personal organisation and a balance between work and play. We offer a wide range of subjects and most of our students study three A Levels, although in some cases (often where Further Mathematics is studied) four subjects are chosen.
A breadth of learning is maintained through an Extended Studies programme which includes a course in Global Perspectives in Year 12 and the prestigious Extended Project Qualification or an alternative qualification (such as Sports Leadership, Art Award, Japanese) in Year 13. Students also enjoy a wealth of recreational activities, careers support and tutorials. Sixth Form life extends well beyond the classroom and includes a range of activities including Young Enterprise, Model UN, World Challenge expeditions to places like Costa Rica, India and Java, volunteering, charity work, DofE and extensive trips and enrichment activities.
“Throughout the school, pupils show highly positive attitudes, both in their academic studies and in their participation in out-of-school activities. Pupils, including in the sixth form, develop a wide variety of skills, often to high levels, including in sport, art and music.”