SIXTH FORM CURRICULUM

Our Sixth Formers are young adults and are treated as such.  Consequently, they will enjoy considerable independence and a high level of personal responsibility in managing their time and undertaking independent study, while also benefiting from having their academic progress monitored and supported by well-qualified, experienced staff.

To enter our Sixth Form, candidates are normally expected to have gained a minimum of five GCSE/IGCSE passes at grade B or above.  Offers will be subject to an interview and the candidate’s performance in two written papers, usually in two of the student’s proposed subjects. We will also ask her existing Head for a reference. Candidates applying to study the Sciences, Modern Foreign Languages, Mathematics or Further Mathematics are usually expected to have achieved at least an A grade at GCSE/IGCSE in these subjects.

All girls currently at Godolphin have a place in our Sixth Form.  We operate a bespoke post-16 curriculum appropriate to the needs and interests of each student.  Help and advice with Sixth Form options begins at the Fourth Year Sixth Form Discovery Days and continues in the Fifth Year at our Sixth Form Open Evening.  Option choices are made in February, with students having a one-to-one interview with a “transition tutor”, who is a senior member of staff, to make sure they are making wise decisions and have explored all available options.  We do not use option blocking at the stage when students are selecting their A-levels and instead create a timetable from scratch each year to suit the choices made by the year group.  This means that almost all girls are able to study whatever combination of subjects they choose.

George Budd
Deputy Head Academic