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Sixth Form

Your Guide to School Life

Welcome to Sixth Form

Your Senior Years (age 16-18) are the most important, challenging, and perhaps most rewarding years of your Whitgift life.

Whether you choose to study for International Baccalaureate (IB), A Level, or BTEC qualifications, you will find Whitgift an inspiring and engaging learning environment – unlike any you’ve known before. Sixth Form is a very different learning experience, designed to prepare you for your chosen path after Whitgift, whether that lies in Higher Education or not.

You will enjoy more independence and be trusted with more responsibility. You will learn to manage your own time effectively and take initiative. And you will develop mature and personal relationships with your fellow students and teachers, who will continue to inspire and stretch you academically, helping you to achieve more than perhaps you believed you could. 

You will of course be supported along the way. Your Form Tutors and the Sixth Form team will be there to inspire, encourage, and advise you throughout. You’ll also be able to make use of the purpose-built Sixth Form Centre, with a Common Room for relaxing and socialising, leading off to private study rooms, extensive computer facilities, offices for careers and university advice, and the extensive pastoral team, who are there to support you. 

Of course, while of chief importance, your academic success is not the only goal of a successful Sixth Form career. And you will find that, wherever your talents or interests may lie, Whitgift’s extensive co-curricular programme will offer you incredible opportunities to excel and to develop your leadership skills, collaborating with younger students and helping them to develop, as you were helped before. Ultimately, your Sixth Form education is designed to prepare you to leave us as a well-rounded, capable, and grounded young man, well equipped to succeed in whatever path you choose to be your own.

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"Throughout my time at Whitgift,  I have had the full support of the staff, in all my endeavours. Whether it be academically, in sport, drama or music their understanding and encouragement has been a fundamental part of my learning experience. Taking part in the many opportunities that Whitgift offers has boosted my confidence and enriched my education".