Courses on Offer
We offer a wide range of AS and A Level courses allowing students to persure areas of academic interest. For more information please visit our ‘Entry Requirements’ section.
|Art||Drama and Theatre||Music||Psychology|
|Sociology||Computer Science||Media Studies||Product Design|
|Further Maths||Physical Education||
The courses listed are a guide to what is available, and are subject to demand and time-tabling, change and availablity.
Most of our Sixth Formers go on to university. We offer students expert advice and guidance when they make their choice of course and university. We organise visits to H.E. Fairs and university open days and we have excellent links with universities. We run many sessions to support students when making their applications. We also provide advice, guidance and assistance for students who have decided not to apply for University.
We also provide the Cambridge Pre-U which is an exciting post 16 qualification that prepares students to make a success of their subsequent studies at University.
You will have a personal tutor who will provide regular support and advice. Student progress is carefully monitored and appropriate action will be taken to deal with any under- achievement. Our Student Support Officer is also available to provide advice.
Sixth Formers follow a course in Citizenship, designed to complement their other studies. This course will help students develop important skills and provide them with the knowledge and understanding to help them become active and responsible citizens in society.
Private & Independent Study Periods
All our Sixth Form students are timetabled for private and independent study periods during the school day. Students do not have ‘free periods’. It is our belief that students should at all times be engaging in meaningful learning and using their time during the school day to improve their scholarship. We support them by providing them with the resources and space to become the best academics they can be.
Sixth Form Guardians
Students in the Sixth Form have an opportunity to become a ‘SKS Sixth Form Guardian.’ Our Sixth Form Guardians operate under the leadership of the Head Students. It is through the Head students and the Sixth Form Guardians that a range of social and sporting activities are organised. A ‘Buddies’ scheme operates, whereby Sixth Formers act as advisers to younger pupils. Sixth Formers also act as mentors for Year 10 and 11 pupils giving them academic support. Other students work in local primary schools, acting as mentors to primary school children. They provide advice and encouragement to help them adjust to school life. There are a large number of trips and visits organised both by subject departments and by the Sixth Form team. These include cultural trips abroad and fun activities such as ice-skating that enable students to get to know each other.