Learning in the Sixth Form

The Sixth Form is a fundamental part of Guildford County School: without it, the school would be a very different place. The Sixth Form helps to define the ethos of the school, encourages positive relationships, enables us to offer wider opportunities, provides intellectual stimulation, promotes higher aspirations for all, and enhances the reputation of the school immeasurably.

Our aim is to maintain our outstanding Sixth Form for the benefit of our students.

Curriculum provision is innovative and we are able to offer a large number of A level courses. We have responded to the Government agenda on inclusion by creating a one-year foundation course (level 2) to support students not reaching the 5x grade 5+ threshold at GCSE level. All students will have the same opportunity to contribute to the life of the Sixth Form and the school, and will have access to the same quality care, support and guidance.

We provide opportunities, facilities and encouragement for all our students to develop into independent learners. We will create a framework of personal supervision and guidance to help students grow into young adults and take on more and more responsibility for their learning, their success and their futures. Students have supervised private study sessions and guidance what activities they should be undertaking in independent study.

Most students take 3 A level courses, some take 4 A levels. We believe we are unique in enabling students to take an ‘Exploratory’ course for September of Year 12 if they wish, to allow them to ensure they are making the right decisions regarding the courses they wish to follow. We also offer AS Maths in addition to 3 A levels for those that wish to continue to improve their mathematical skills alongside 3 A levels.

We want our students to be happy in their Sixth Form experience and to be able to look back at their achievement and contribution with pride and pleasure.

If you require further information please contact Julie Phillips, Sixth Form Faculty Coordinator - jphillips@guildfordcounty.co.uk