The Sixth Form aims not only to give students a first class academic education but to ensure that they emerge as confident and articulate young people who can succeed at university and in the workplace. Our students are highly successful in gaining university offers and now secure places at the best universities in the country including Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell group.
The vast majority of Verulam students choose to continue their education by studying A-Levels in the Sixth Form where they are joined by external students seeking to take advantage of the wide range of courses on offer including: Photography, Media, Sociology as well as popular traditional subjects such as Maths, English Literature and the Sciences.
Throughout the two year course students are supported by a Sixth Form tutor from whom they receive individual pastoral support and advice on university application. Students are given ambitious targets in each subject, progress is assessed regularly and reported to parents.
The Sixth Form is co-educational and we have many female students who are part of our Sixth Form community. Independent study is vital at A-Level and so our Sixth Form students have access to a common room with wi-fi and designated study areas such as the library where laptops are available. As well as the in-depth study of their selected subjects pupils also enjoy the opportunity to widen their horizons by participating in the ‘Engaging Minds’ lecture series where experts encourage them to consider wider social, political and cultural issues.
Previous lecturers have included journalists, politicians, charity workers, industrialists, eminent scientists and sports personalities who seek to inspire students and provoke thought. Responsibility for oneself and others is a central part of Sixth Form life. Our students are enabled to develop these qualities via the prefect and house system and thus gain valuable leadership experience.