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Welcome to the Sixth Form

Welcome to the Sixth Form

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"The sixth form is a strength of the school, with outstanding leadership and management. The needs of students are very well met through the broad range of subjects offered, the extensive opportunities to develop personal skills and the close care and support provided. Students talk with passion about the opportunities they have to develop confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills and they feel fully prepared for their next stage. Students appreciate the guidance provided by their mentors. "Ofsted 2015

At the bottom of this page you will find links to the School Prospectus documents. 

Staff Welcome

A message from the Sixth Form Staff;

Welcome to Queen Elizabeth’s Sixth Form. We do hope that you will consider the wide variety of opportunities that our co-educational sixth form has to offer - the academic elements of which can be seen in the Options Guide (2021 version available here).

In January 2019, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School was rated as the highest performing Grammar School at A Level in the whole of Kent, the highest placed amongst 32 selective schools.

The value added score of 0.26 means that students, on average, achieved one quarter of a grade  higher than their expected target grades.

2018 was a record breaking year for our A level students with the highest number of successful Oxbridge entries, the highest number of students progressing to Russell Group universities, the highest number of A* and A grades and the largest number of first generation students succeeding in university applications. We are delighted that our students reached such an excellent standard in their academic studies.

As well as their great academic success, we are very proud of the way in which our sixth form students regularly engage in the wide range of extra-curricular activities such as acting as school ambassadors, running charity events, creating the annual school pantomime or the work they do as Senior Students of the school.

We have over 200 students in our sixth form who are well-supported by a very well-qualified and hard-working teaching staff. The excellent pastoral system which exists in the main school continues into the sixth form. Every student is a member of a form group with a form tutor who ensures that each and every student is fully encouraged to achieve his or her full potential.

We also offer a joint study programme with the Abbey School in Faversham and students can choose to study at both schools in order to access the best combination of subjects for their needs. Please see the Options Guide for further information.

Our main aim at Queen Elizabeth’s is to produce confident and resilient students who are independent and reliable. We try to ensure that each student achieves their academic potential and has a positive plan for life beyond school.

We believe that Queen Elizabeth’s has a welcoming, tolerant and hard-working ethos and whether you want to further your academic career in order to progress to university level, or you want to find the best alternative route to your future, Queen Elizabeth’s is the place for you!

Philip Larter

Assistant Headteacher, Key Stage 5

Emma Dickson

Head of Sixth Form

 

Student Welcome

A welcome message from the Headmaster's team here at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School;

Queen Elizabeth’s from a student’s perspective is a friendly and supportive learning environment. There is always someone to turn to for extra support and all students are happy to help one another. The sixth form only study room is a great place for private study during the day, and the library has everything you may need. At the sixth form you are treated as an adult, preparing you for your next steps after leaving. 

Whist academics are a strength, the Sixth form is also an enriching learning experience, with plenty of enjoyable extracurriculars to attend and join! There are plenty of extra opportunities from STEM competitions, international exchanges, debate society and sporting teams. The wide range of what is available means that there truly is something for everyone, and a way to fully integrate into sixth form life.

For students at Queen Elizabeth’s sixth form you get the opportunity to fulfill your true potential and develop yourself. It is a strong community that looks out for each other and you will never feel alone at the sixth form. Whether you aspire to go to university or complete an apprenticeship or go straight into work, the school entirely supports you when deciding on your next steps.

Who's who?

A guide to who is who in the Sixth Form Office;

Mr Larter - Assistant Headteacher, KS5

Mrs Dickson - Head of Sixth Form, Oxbridge Co-ordinator

Miss Slane - KS5 Support (part-time), Careers Guidance and Advice Co-ordinator

Mr M Cowlam - KS5 Learning Supervisor and Student Administration

Sixth Form Facilities

Study Room

A dedicated space for students to focus on their academic studies. There are desktop computers, desk space enough for over 50 students and multiple charge points for devices.

Common Room

A spacious area with sofa style seating, tables and chairs. There is a small kitchen area with a microwave and a kettle that the students are free to use.

Sixth Form Office

Dedicated office for Sixth Form staff where students can come to discuss anything including further education, their studies or emotional wellbeing.

Subjects to Study

Students who decide to study at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School have a variety of subjects to choose from. Below is a comprehensive list of A-Level subjects with a link to their relevant page on the website.

You can also read more about the courses and how to apply by visiting the Kent Choices website - click here.

Art

Biology

Chemistry

Computer Science

Economics

English Language

English Literature Environmental Science (Enhancement)

Extended Project (Enhancement) (See Kent Choices Website)

Film Studies

French

Geography

German (Alternate years, not available in 21/22)

Government & Politics

History

Mathematics

Mathematics - Further (See Kent Choices)

Mathematics in Context (Enhancement) (See Kent Choices)

Music

Physical Education

Physics

Product Design

Psychology

Sociology

Spanish

Work Experience (subject to restrictions) (See Kent Choices)

Sixth Form Agreement

In the Page Downloads section at the bottom of this page you will find the Sixth Form Agreement. This document outlines our expectations of each student that attends the Sixth Form here at Queen Elizabeth's, including behaviour, dress code, attitude to learning and where to go if they have any concerns.

Page Downloads Date  
Welcome to the Sixth Form 2020 2021 01st September 2020 Download
Sixth Form Agreement Final 1 28th August 2020 Download