The Sixth Form at AKS prepares students for life at university and the world beyond.
It is a demanding, lively and focused environment, where senior pupils take more responsibility for their own learning and personal development within a framework of high expectations and personalised support from their teachers, so pupils can maximise their potential. You can read our Sixth Form prospectus here.
One of our fundamental aims is to work with students to secure the necessary grades and qualities for their chosen pathway. If students are not sure what their objectives are after A levels, then the staff are here to guide and advise. Every sixth former is given personalised help in applying to higher education, from choosing the most suitable degree course and institution for the individual student to writing their personal statement and completing their UCAS form.
However, the Sixth Form is about more than just about achieving the right grades, it is also the start of developing study skills, time management, responsibility and self-discipline that will be required in later life and is desired by graduate employers. The enrichment programme that is on offer provides a wide range of activities that completes an all-round education. These include sport, drama, music, academic societies, cultural societies, Community Service, Young Enterprise, CCF and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. The Sixth Form prides itself on the many academic, cultural and sporting overseas trips on offer.
AKS students are extremely proud of their Sixth Form and have special facilities, such as their own Common Room, and wear a distinctive uniform, which is akin to what would be expected in a professional environment.
It is a happy, successful, dynamic and busy place to learn and develop.
A wide range of Sixth Form Scholarships are available. These range from academic scholarships to music, design, drama and sport. Scholarship examinations normally take place in February, and details are available from our Admissions Secretary. Academic awards are made after the publication of GCSE results.