Rickmansworth School Sixth Form Prospectus

INTRODUCTION TO THE SIXTH FORM

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.

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

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