The Sixth Form at Pitsford School is the bridge from school to university and career.
We are an academic school and we look to create the best bespoke timetable for every student, ensuring that he or she can study the subjects about which they are more passionate so that they can grow as students and so that they are ready for life beyond Pitsford, entering the adult world with a competitive advantage.
Role models to our whole community, Sixth Formers are empowered at Pitsford School to actively lead the school. Senior Prefects run the duty systems and the three weekly assemblies, House Captains direct and manage their peers and the Head Boy and Head Girl are heads of school in a meaningful way. All Sixth Formers at Pitsford are prefects and all take a lead.
Sixth Form study is more independent and self-directed than GCSE and at Pitsford School we provide Years 12 and 13 with suites of rooms, a Sixth Form Centre and (in Year 13) their own studies to support this learning, and increasing confidence and ownership in terms of learning.
Unlike the majority of schools, all the Sixth Formers at Pitsford School – not just the Senior Prefects – are given responsibility and are accountable for their actions. Sixth Formers are trained for their leadership tasks and have a large say in how they are carried out. They work in teams, with the Senior Prefects responsible for the organisation and monitoring of their team’s performance. The Senior Prefects hold additional specific areas of responsibility.
In November each year, we hold an Information Evening, when prospective Sixth Form Pupils join our current Pupils to find out more about life in Pitsford School’s Sixth Form and the different subjects on offer. We do appreciate that choosing only three or four subjects to study in greater depth can be difficult and so subject teachers and current Sixth Formers are on hand to give help and advice.
In February, we hold a Taster Day, which enables all potential Sixth Formers to sample short lessons in A Level subjects of their choice.