The Sixth Form at AKS is an exceptional preparation for life beyond school.
It is a demanding, lively and focused environment, where senior pupils take greater responsibility for their own learning and personal development within a framework of high expectations and personalised support which enables them to maximise their potential. You can read our Sixth Form prospectus here.
We work with students to secure the necessary grades and personal attributes to enable them to succeed in their chosen field. If students are unsure which pathway they wish to pursue, we help guide and advise them accordingly. We provide personalised support throughout the applications process, from choosing the most suitable degree course and institution to writing personal statements and completing UCAS form.
However, AKS Sixth Form is about more than just achieving the right grades. Our Sixth Form Enrichment Programme helps students grow in maturity and develop the attributes sought by graduate employers. These include:
- Personal attributes: external and internal speakers and workshops focusing on effective study and time management skills, personal responsibility, self-discipline, self-care (including health, safe driving and student finance);
- Broadening horizons and global outlook: educational trips, external speakers, Round Square initiatives and international conferences;
- Social conscience: external speakers, AKS Action programme, charity fundraising initiatives, community partnerships;
- Further education and careers: personalised support throughout the applications process, careers guidance, annual careers fair, trips to further education institutions and organisations.
Students develop not only through this programme, but through their leadership roles and responsibilities which enable them to build social skills, teamwork, personal organisation and confidence. Initiatives include our ‘Reading Buddies’ scheme, which supports our prep school reading programme whilst also providing the opportunity for sixth formers to develop their communication, empathy and coaching skills.
Our exceptional co-curricular programme continues into sixth form, including: sport, drama, music, academic and cultural societies, Community Service, Young Enterprise, CCF and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. There are also a wide variety of academic, cultural and sporting trips both within the UK and overseas.
AKS sixth formers have the use of separate facilities commensurate with a college environment, including their private entrance, a designated study room, spacious and well-equipped common room/kitchen and the use of our Pavilion café.
Our sixth form uniform is aligned to business dress, akin to expectations in a professional environment.
Over the past five years: 60% of A level grades have been A*, A or B and over a third have been A*/A.
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.
To find out more, please register for our Sixth Form Open Evening on 12th November, or contact us directly to arrange a visit: email@example.com or 01253 784100.