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.

From September 2017, we will offer an extensive range of A-level, BTEC and Pre-U courses and the expertise to help students choose the right combination of subjects, either to equip them for a particular degree course or to give them the greatest number of future options. We select the best type of qualification for our students and do not limit them to purely A-levels; from September 2017 we will offer BTECs in Performing Arts and Food and Nutrition and the Pre-U in History of Art.

Godolphin Sixth Form students are given an impressive choice of subjects. For more information about the subjects offered in our Sixth Form, please refer to the Sixth Form Prospectus 2017 or view the link below.

 

 

Most students study three subjects in the Upper Sixth with an additional fourth subject in the Lower Sixth. Some students also study for an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).  We have the expertise and specialist knowledge to provide the necessary guidance and advice to help you make the right subject choices in the Sixth Form.

The Sixth Form teaching groups are kept small to allow for considerable individual guidance and support, and to enable you to work closely with your subject teachers.  Together with your Personal Tutor and the Head of Sixth Form, they monitor your progress to help you to work to achieve your best.


George Budd
Deputy Head Academic