Sixth Form Life
Gordon’s Sixth Form offers independent learning within the framework of a supportive structure. We believe in all our students and staff aiming to be the best versions of themselves. This ethos incorporates a focus on excellent A-Level results but more than that, nurturing: curiosity, interest and achievement beyond the A-Level curriculum.
We achieve this through our outstanding co-curricular programme. Apart from a range of academic co-curricular options such as Chemistry Olympiad, Preparation for Medical School, Further Biology and STEP maths classes, our academic Good to Great programme offers students opportunities to take part in; Model United Nations, Debating, LAMDA (Public Speaking); as well as an Independent research project (Extended Project Qualification) where students independently research and produce a project in a field they are passionate about. We believe in our students leaving Sixth Form well prepared for post–18 life. We therefore offer an Open Study programme where all Sixth Form students become first aid qualified, learn to cook for university, learn about life skills such as finance, and are taught the basics of politics so they are ready for their right to vote. In addition, courses such as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) provide our Sixth Form students with an extended skill set, which can support them after Sixth Form.
Gordon’s Sixth Form students have private study rooms within their houses, access to free hot drinks at break times, and a bespoke Sixth Form centre, which is their own space with a popular common room, a courtyard and a garden where they have the freedom to socialise or study. Click here for further information and application forms.