Academic learning is at the heart of everything we do, but our 6th Form is about opening as many doors as possible for pupils and making their next step one that makes the most of their potential. We encourage them to look beyond the classroom and prepare 6th Form pupils for the wider world with a lot more than a series of impressive results.
Mr Peter Timmis, Head of 6th Form
Universities and employers acknowledge that academic achievement is very important, but at the same time they are also looking for life skills, employability, resilience, initiative and independence – and that’s exactly what our 6th Form experience delivers.
Our pupils take ownership of their learning by furthering their profile academically and indulging their interests outside the classroom. By taking on leading roles, such as Senior Prefect, Team Captain or leading an extra-curricular activity, they demonstrate responsibility and maturity. Similarly, more pupils than ever before are taking Duke of Edinburgh Silver or Gold awards, which shows fantastic life-skills and commitment. The young adults in our 6th Form community are truly well-rounded and inspiring.
Hear from Harriet
Here, Harriet talks about why life in the 6th Form at Wisbech Grammar is right for her.
At Wisbech Grammar School I felt constantly challenged to push myself to exceed what is expected. I learned so much about myself and what I am capable of through the continued support provided. The school is special for so many reasons; the incredible people, the opportunities given to me and the sense of community embodied throughout.
Starting my A levels was nerve-wracking enough, let alone starting at a completely new school! However, straight away I realised that there was no need to feel apprehensive as I was made to feel welcome in the family atmosphere of the School. There is a special sense of community that is very rare in a school. There is an extensive network of support provided as well as a huge, seemingly never ending range of opportunities that you can get stuck into.
6th Form Subjects and Options
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