Impressive A Level Results and an Award Winning Careers Provision are only two of the elements which make RGS Sixth Form special and rewarding. Come and see what else we can offer you as you head into the Sixth.
“I can’t think of a more supportive environment to be in while studying”
Approaching adulthood at RGS, Sixth Formers are not only the visible example of all that is best at RGS, but are well placed to make a significant contribution to the quality of the RGS experience. They take key roles in co-curricular activities, helping to coach younger pupils in a variety of areas – thus developing invaluable confidence in teamwork and leadership – and striving for the best possible academic results.
In the Sixth Form key decisions will be made about each student’s future and the Sixth Form team, together with the Tutors, will guide your son or daughter towards greater independence and resilience, aiming to facilitate the skills needed to succeed in a demanding and fluid world.
We are very experienced in supporting the University application process, guiding students to a wide range of universities every year (including Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group institutions) and similarly supporting applications to Art Colleges, Drama Schools and Music Conservatoires. We also provide Careers advice and support for those seeking to go straight into employment or onto work based training schemes. Last year, students went on to high level apprenticeships at Deloitte, the BBC and Jaguar Land Rover.
We expect students to fulfil the following criteria:
• To achieve a minimum of six GCSE passes at Grade 6 (old grade B) and no less than Grade 6 in any subjects, except Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics which require a Grade 7 (old grade A) that you wish to study in the Sixth Form. New subjects, such as Economics, Politics or PE will look at your results in GCSE subjects, which contain similar content or require similar skills; for instance, Economics will look at Mathematics and English, Politics at English Literature, Religious Studies or History
• Have a good report from Year Eleven
• If you are joining from another school, you will be asked to sit a Verbal Reasoning Test and have an interview before being offered a place. We will ask for a reference from your present school. You will also need GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above (old Grade C) in English and Mathematics.
• If you are already at RGS and do not achieve a Grade 4, or better, in GCSE Mathematics and English Language you will be expected to resit these subjects while in the Sixth Form