Discover how academic challenge, specialist guidance and excellent enrichment opportunities help students celebrate their full potential in King’s Sixth Form, including the top performing co-ed school in the North West at A Level 2019.
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.
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 & Design||Geography|
|Design Technology||Religious Studies|
|Drama and Theatre Studies||Philosophy|
|English Literature||Politics and Government|
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 Mia Hard af Segerstad Smith and our Deputy Heads of School are Georgia Spender and Max Williams.
Beyond the academic curriculum, Clubs and Activities in The Sixth Form at King’s abound.
There are 26 different music groups, ensembles and choirs.
There are many opportunities for pupils to get involved in fantastic theatre productions, musicals, festivals, weekly drama clubs and theatre visits. There are also many opportunities to help back stage and take part in production and technical aspects of theatre work as well as taking on acting roles.
There are around 25 different sports on offer at King’s. These offer opportunities to participate competitively or just for fun.
King’s students are involved in Model United Nations events.
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:
Come along to our Sixth Form Information Evening on Thursday 10 October from 6pm - 8pm and discover how academic challenge, specialist guidance and excellent enrichment opportunities help students celebrate their full potential in King's Sixth Form, including the top performing co-ed in the North West for A Level results in 2019.
You will have the opportunity to meet the teachers, chat to current students about life at King;s and view a presentation from the Head of Sixth Form, Mr Josh Carter.
Please note, this is an event for external applicants only. Current King's School pupils will be contacted separately regarding Sixth Form information events.