Welcome to our Sixth Form

 

Along with their studies, which are of the highest standards, our Sixth Formers develop their skills for life, their spirit of independence and their sense of community.

Our spacious, self contained and superbly appointed Sixth Form Centre provides a lively yet focused environment for learning. Along with the academic areas for work, a lecture theatre, library and IT facilities, there are social spaces and quiet places for relaxation and a common room with a café to catch up with friends.

By the time they have finished the Sixth Form, pupils have matured into confident, well informed and socially aware individuals, well prepared for the challenge of adult life.
Inspection 2015

To help bridge the gap between being a pupil and becoming a university student, every Sixth Former is encouraged to take on responsibilities inside and outside the School, from becoming prefects to using their time and talents to support local initiatives through our Enrichment Programme.

From the first days of Lower Sixth, we encourage them to think about what they want to achieve in higher education and beyond, so we can help them plan the best way to fulfil their aims. We support them every step of the way, encouraging, challenging and helping them to develop the personal strengths and learning skills which will set them up on their journey through life.

 

The curriculum in our Sixth Form is an individual one, based around A level subject choices. The choice of subjects at A level is so important in enabling our students to gain access to the university and course of their choice. It is equally important that students choose subjects that they are going to thoroughly enjoy. From the first days of Lower Sixth we encourage them to think about what they want to achieve in higher education and beyond, and we support them every step of the way.

Students have free choice from a wide range of subjects and unlike many schools, we offer our Lower Sixth students the choice of four subjects at A level. In the Upper Sixth, students can choose to drop down to 3 subjects but many continue with all 4 and achieve very highly. We have high academic standards and, with our guidance and support, our students work hard throughout their time in Sixth Form.

The following subjects are on offer for our Sixth Form students :

Art & DesignGeography
BiologyGerman
Business StudiesHistory
ChemistryLatin
Classical CivilisationMaths
Computer ScienceMusic
Design TechnologyReligious Studies
Drama and Theatre StudiesPhilosophy
EconomicsPhysical Education
English LanguagePhysics
English LiteraturePolitics and Government
FrenchSpanish
Further Maths

 

We are the top performing school in Cheshire. Every year, our students head off to study at the very top universities in the UK.  We’re rated the best school in the North for our leavers’ destinations, with this year 83% of our leavers studying at a Times Top 25 or Russell Group University. The Times Parent Power Guide 2018 has also ranked us 6th in the UK for our leavers’ destinations, a fantastic achievement and something we are rightly proud of.
 
We are also nationally placed in 71st position in The Times Parent Power Guide 2018, ranking us as the top performing school in Cheshire and the top co-ed school in the Northwest.
 
 
 
 
 
University Destinations 2017

The Prefect system operates in all areas of King’s. The Prefect Team undertakes duties in a range of areas including assemblies, open morning, parents’ evenings and assisting staff in the dining hall. Positions of responsibility are also assigned regarding the leading of extra-curricular, musical and sporting activities. In addition, every member of the Upper Sixth is assigned a Removes student to act as an “Aunt” or “Uncle” throughout their first year in the school as well as writing them a letter of welcome during the summer. In this way, we hope to allow all students to develop their skills as leaders and role models across the school, and specifically within the Sixth Form, whilst developing a greater sense of community.

Our current Head of School is Olivia Wade-Jones and our Deputy Heads of School are Abigail Fisher and Aditya Iyer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clubs and Activities in the Sixth Form

Beyond the academic curriculum, Clubs and Activities in The Sixth Form at King’s abound.

Music

There are 26 different music groups, ensembles and choirs. Click Here for more information.

Drama

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Sport

There are around 25 different sports on offer at King’s. These offer opportunities to participate competitively or just for fun. Click Here for more information.

Leadership and Responsibility

CCF and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the Senior School.

Model United Nations

King’s students are involved in Model United Nations events.

Clubs and Activities

Clubs and Activities in the Senior School for more information.

Trips and Travel

Many annual trips both in the UK and abroad can be taken, either in conjunction with specific courses or in addition. In 2013/14, these included:

  • Battlefield Trip to Belgium & Northern France
  • Lanzarote Ecology Dive Trip
  • Physics Trip to CERN
  • Spanish Exchange Trip
  • 1st Rowing VIII Trip to USA
  • Expedition to Nepal

You can view a list of trips for the current Academic Year here.

Related Events

  • Open Door Days

    We'd like to invite you to experience firsthand the unique learning environment and outstanding facilities here at King's Senior School. On Tuesday afternoons from 2-3:30pm, we open our doors for parents to see inside the Senior School on a typical school day. Pop into a lesson and feel the stimulating atmosphere that is King's!

    Our Open Door Days are held every Tuesday during term time.

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  • Sixth Form Interview Day

    Our next Sixth Form Interview Day is Wednesday 6 December 2017. Registration is essential, please call Erica Sears on 01244 689553 to find out more or to arrange your appointment.

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