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
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
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