Date Posted: 26th October
Categories: Sixth Form
If you’re a student aged 15 and 16, you are likely to be in the middle of your GCSEs or starting to consider your post-16 education options. Independent schools that offer Sixth Form provision can be a great option for those looking to progress their academic and practical skills in preparation for university, further study and their future careers.
Independent Sixth Forms are equipped with a range of great facilities for learning and discovery both inside and outside the classroom, often offering unusual extracurricular activities or leadership opportunities. Whether you want an excellent academic experience or access to all the best sports equipment, a thriving social community, personalised career guidance and space, independent Sixth Forms can provide this.
Students typically report an outstanding schooling experience and respond well to the great sense of community and great opportunities provided to them throughout their time.
In this article, we’ll explore what a private Sixth Form is, and why going to one could be the right option for you.
An independent sixth form offers pupils a wide array of subjects, with options in A Levels, BTecs, International Baccalaureates and more. These sixth forms will usually have registration fees, followed by payments made each academic year, varying between schools and courses.
In turn, you will receive personalised teaching, with smaller class sizes and greater individual attention to help you develop academically and grow in confidence as a person.
Sixth Form is the final two years in Senior School, and is a continuation in education after one completes their GCSEs. Students are usually aged 16-18 when in Sixth Form. Traditional Sixth Form Colleges are usually separate from secondary schools whereas private Sixth Form education is usually found within a school environment.
Traditional Sixth Form Colleges provide free tuition however independent Sixth Form schools come with fees. In return, you get access to
specialist teachers to vast facilities to dedicated and personalised career guidance to first-class technology.
Other differences include:
There are many benefits of attending an independent sixth form. You may want to pursue this route of learning as:
These are just a few of many advantages that an independent Sixth Form can offer.
Wycliffe Sixth Form is set in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, offering 27 A Levels including Japanese and Psychology three BTecs (Business, Digital Production and Sport), so there’s no shortage of choice for students. Outside of class, Wycliffe offers over 60 extra-curricular activities from Esports, bee-keeping to debating to fencing, hockey and drama.