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Rickmansworth School prides itself in offering outstanding

pathways to university and life beyond school. We offer

students the opportunity to follow a broad programme of

study which leads towards Advanced GCE qualifications

and which maintains academic rigour whilst enabling individual

interests to be pursued.

All subjects are taught by specialists and

expectationsarehigh. Students receiveguidance

throughout their courses and their progress is

reviewed regularly, both by teacher assessment

and self-evaluation.

Students are expected to participate in the life of the School

by undertaking activities enabling them to develop skills in

communication, presentation and organisation. They are

also expected to work towards gaining their V50 Award

recognising 50 hours of voluntary service. Activities they

take part in may include assisting in lessons, mentoring

younger pupils or carrying out service in the wider community.

In addition, the Sixth Form manages its own activities through

the team of prefects.

INTRODUCTION TO THE SIXTH FORM

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The vast majority of Sixth Form students from Rickmansworth

School go on to Higher Education and view their time here as

an opportunity to develop responsibility for their own learning

in an atmosphere which offers them guidance through this

period of transition.

Study at this level involves considerable time and effort.

Students are expected to have the determination to work hard

and to use the private study periods provided within the

curriculum in an effective way. The ability to organise study

time is a skill which students need to develop at an early

stage and they are guided in its acquisition by work carried

out during an Induction Day.

The Sixth Formwill be moving to a brand new

Sixth Form Block as part of the ongoing school

expansion. The study centrewill be a focal point

of the expansion and will provide a perfect

learning environment for all Sixth Form students.

Mr C Eley

Associate Assistant Headteacher

Director of Sixth Form