Welcome to 6th Form
The Sixth Form is a vibrant body of students who continue to display multiple talents in so many areas, both academically and socially. There are a wide variety of subjects to choose from including; Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education, Applied ICT, Business Studies, Geography, History, Photography, Marine Science, English Literature, English Language, French, German, Spanish, Performing Arts, Global Perspectives, English as a Foreign Language and Art, giving each individual student the opportunity to reach the highest academic level in their chosen studies. We plan to add Economics in September, 2017. Our results are always excellent and well above the UK national average with some of our students achieving Top in the World and Top in Spain Awards which are given by the Cambridge Examination Board and the Edexcel Examination Board. Our former students attend universities all over the world following a variety of different courses and they continue on to accomplish great things in the work place.
English is the official language at The Lady Elizabeth School. Sixth Form studies are complemented by the Spanish Curriculum with the following subjects taught in preparation for the 'Fase Voluntaria de la PAU (Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad)' examinations: Lengua Castellana y Literatura, Matemáticas, Geografía, Historia del Arte, Dibujo Técnico, Valenciano, Literatura Universal, Física y Biología.
Entrance to 6th Form
It is recommended that pupils have achieved at least 5 GCSE passes, grade C, (new grade 4 or 5), or above, to start 6th Form studies. AS and A Level subjects are highly academic and very demanding. Many subject teachers will make further recommendations regarding specific GCSE subjects and require B grades or higher. It is our aim to ensure students choose the right programme to ensure success and achieve the A Level grades necessary for the future.
A Stepping Stone to the Future
Our students have moved on to study a very broad range of subjects including Medicine, Art and Design, Neuro-science, Nano technology, Criminology, Law, Engineering, to name but a few.
Students who left in the summer of 2016 are currently studying at universities in Spain, UK (including Russell Group universities) and throughout Europe. One of our senior pupils is doing an apprenticeship in Automotive Engineering in the UK while another is going through the entrance process for the Royal Navy.
Gap year students are enhancing their curriculum by undertaking a variety of activities such as travelling to gain work experience and learn another language (one is learning Japanese while working in a ski resort in Japan). Some choose to concentrate on perfecting their skills in Sport or Music, for example. Others undertake voluntary work; this year in particular has seen an increase in work done abroad in Animal and Marine conservation.
University requirements vary from one country to another. Many adopt a holistic approach to the application and want to see evidence of genuine interest and commitment to their subject as well as the academic capacity to study at university level. The personal statement and reference make up a very important part of the applications procedure and in the Sixth Form we are very aware of the need to have more than just academic success.
It is important that students learn to organise their time in Sixth Form. They have to become independent learners as well as be able to work as part of a team. They must be able to take responsibility, develop leadership qualities and speak in public. Through the school tutorial system, House activities, mentoring, sports and performing arts, students are encouraged to develop a broad range of skills; adding to those acquired in the classroom.
The School Flagship
Sixth Form students are seen by many of the younger pupils as inspiration for the future. It is their responsibility to set a good example at all times in their behaviour, dress and attitude.
Although no longer of compulsory school age they are expected to attend all of their lessons, every day between 08.55 and 16.30, in the same way as they would attend a workplace. The Dress Code, set by Senior Pupils, must be respected at all times.
The relationship between teachers and students is one of collaboration and teamwork in order for students to attain the best all-round academic, social and personal profile for the future. By the time students leave Laude the Lady Elizabeth School they should be ready for the ever-changing world outside. Our aim is that they become Global Professionals through their chosen path whether it be one of Higher Education, Apprenticeships, Work and/or Travel.
Mrs Maria Wickman (Head of 6th Form)
(Father of Sean Collins A-Level student 2011 - 2012)
Good Evening Richard (Headmaster) and Maria (Head of 6th Form),
I feel obliged to again thank both of you and the teaching staff at Lady Elizabeth for the contribution to Sean’s development. He came to you as a shy child and today he is an independent young man making his own way 3,000 miles from home in Arizona and doing this very well. I have attached his first semester results at the W.P. Carey School of Business where he made the Dean’s list. We realise that he may not be the most brilliant student but he took away some invaluable skills from Lady Elizabeth which continue today to be the key to his success in University and I believe will continue to serve him well later in the business world. Those skills are commitment and dedication to achieving good academic results, respect for his teachers, peers and school and the belief that working hard is important. In essence, all of the principles that he heard every day and that make the Lady Elizabeth the great learning and teaching centre that it is.
Both of us send you our best