Sixth Form

Overview

Welcome to Quinton House Sixth Form. Our sixth formers enjoy a unique experience with many benefits, including our small class sizes, which allow us to offer a tailored approach to learning, treating each pupil as an individual. Under our individualised learning approach, we prepare a learning programme for each pupil in all subjects, setting appropriate targets for progression which create the right amount of challenge. Our ambition is that each pupil will obtain the best possible grades at A Level and achieve their full potential.

The Sixth Form facilities are located within Upton Hall and boast a stylish common room, a study room and resource centre equipped with the latest IT and kitchen facilities. These facilities allow our Sixth Form to enjoy a more independent atmosphere whilst still retaining close contact with teaching staff and peers to ensure they still receive the highest standards of pastoral care, advice and guidance.


Curriculum

Pupils are offered a wide range of A Level subjects that facilitate their entrance to leading universities or equip them for their chosen career field. Life in our Sixth Form is also about expanding pupils’ horizons and preparing them for the next stage of their life, whether this is university or the workplace. We aim to increase their awareness of the world around them; to develop life-enriching interests; and to prepare them to be leaders of their generation. Pupils are therefore also offered a varied and rich extra-curricular activity programme and many leadership opportunities within the school.

Pupils have opportunities for the acquisition of social and management skills in their role as prefects. They are expected to ‘lead by example’ and provide invaluable support in school life. Our Sixth Formers have privileges but they also carry responsibilities.

Most pupils will take four AS subjects in their first year in addition to enrichment subjects. P.E. is still compulsory for all pupils. Our programme of Personal, Health, Citizenship and Social Education (PSHE) is discussion-based and covers a wide range of contemporary issues. We encourage all our pupils to develop critical thinking and to encourage a healthy questioning of issues, a sharing of opinions and a growth of confidence through public speaking.

Subjects offered at A2 are currently: Art (Fine Art), Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Drama, English Literature, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, German, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics, Music, PE, Physics and Psychology.


Extra-Curricular Activities

All pupils take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities from playing for school teams, taking part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to giving support to younger pupils in one to one sessions. The enrichment programme widens the curriculum and includes a week of suspended timetable activities. Download our latest Extra-Curricular Booklet.


Careers Guidance

At Quinton House School we place great importance on a careers programme to prepare all pupils for making decisions on their future education and their careers paths. We are committed to providing a broad programme of careers education and guidance to encourage pupils to identify, develop and utilise their talents. Careers talks from a range of professionals are arranged to inform our Sixth Formers of possible careers and routes in to specific professions. Informed choices between employment, vocational training and higher academic qualifications are explored and discussed. Pupils are supported through researching higher education and preparing a UCAS application, with particular focus on completing a personal statement in preparation for application process for leading universities.