It is clear that we are entering uncharted territory in education at the moment. Thank you to those people who have contacted me regarding their applications to Sixth Form. As you may understand we are not in a position to understand the full impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on our Sixth Form application system at present.
The past few weeks have been a great source of anxiety for many students and their parents. Hopefully, the following points will be helpful:
We remain committed to placing as many students into our Sixth Form as possible.
We will examine the GCSE grades that you are awarded in the summer very carefully and we will consider any mitigating circumstances as much as possible.
We will outline our updated admission process as soon as we have greater certainty over the process for the award of grades. This is likely to be after Easter and, we hope, by the end of May.
We will not be contacting your schools or teachers for further information at the current time. We ask you not to approach your schools or subject teachers on our behalf regarding predicted grades.
We hope that the Taster Days (29 June & 2 July) will still take place. We will contact you if this changes.
Your A-Level teachers will expect you to finish your GCSE courses and to maintain effective study habits. It is possible that some subjects may wish to assess you at the start of the course to assess your suitability for your chosen A-Levels.
We will be keen to hear how students have used their time during the next few months, the more creative the better!
We are aware that lots of you must be dealing with very challenging circumstances so please do take care of yourselves and your families.
Mr Jason Skyrme
Head of Sixth Form
Students were invited to apply for a place until the deadline on 6 March 2020. If you would like to make a late application to our Sixth Form, please click here to complete the application form.
Download the prospectus Click Here
Thank you to those people who attended the Open Evening on Thursday 21 November 2019. If you missed the event you can view the Headteacher’s presentations:
Current RLS students, Click Here
Non-RLS students, Click Here
If you missed our Open Evening we are holding an Open Morning which will involve a brief talk from the Headteacher and a tour of the school. This is on 13 February from 0945am. To book a place Click Here
Keeping in Touch for Next Year
Are you looking for a Sixth Form place for next academic year, September 2020? Complete this form to be kept up-to-date with the application process and Sixth Form Open Evening: Click Here
Are you eligible for a bursary for Sixth Form? Click Here (nb: we are a non-fee paying state funded Grammar School. The bursary is for families with low household incomes)