Welcome from the Head of Sixth Form

A warm welcome to the Godolphin Sixth Form, and to the tremendous range of personal and academic opportunities therein. This is an extraordinarily happy and supportive place to continue your studies, with bespoke learning programmes designed to best suit your needs. I consider it a privilege to live and work in this environment, and I would expect any member of the Sixth Form to feel the same way. You will need to apply energy and enthusiasm, a keen sense of motivation and discovery, a spirit of generosity and a sense of humour to your time with us, and all staff will expect you to take pride in your role as a member of our community, with the responsibilities and rewards that this entails. As a member of the Sixth Form at Godolphin, you will work closely with dedicated, experienced teaching and pastoral staff in order to achieve your academic and personal potential. We are rightly proud of the excellent academic opportunities available here, and of the Sixth Form’s philosophy and environment, which will enable you to develop leadership skills and to become an independent learner with a strong sense of personal responsibility and self-motivation, ready for whatever your future may hold.

The Sixth Form is strengthened each year by those joining us from other schools, both in the UK and overseas. We are delighted when new students join us and bring with them different perspectives and experiences which enrich the lives of everyone in our community. However, Godolphin girls moving from Fifth Year to the Sixth Form often talk about how different it is ‘over the bridge’, and particularly about their changing relationships with teachers. Here you will learn in partnership with the academic staff, and smaller teaching groups allow for considerable individual guidance, enabling you to get the most out of your chosen subjects. In readiness for higher education, you have a significant amount of freedom and independence and can choose when and how you study. We will help you to learn how to manage your time so that you can keep on top of your work and enjoy Sixth Form life to the full.

Being part of the Godolphin Sixth Form is an unforgettable experience, and the many benefits will last a lifetime. Our unique Elizabeth Godolphin Award programme offers an outstanding range of enrichment opportunities, and the support and guidance on offer as you progress into higher education or the workplace is exceptional. Our sixth formers do extremely well academically and leave us as independent young adults with a practical skill-set, self confidence and a strong sense of self-worth.

For a further insight into life in the Sixth Form, follow this link to our Sixth Form Prospectus 2017.

David Hallen
Head of Sixth Form