Sixth Form Welcome

I took the post of Head of Sixth Form in 2019 seeking to build on the educational excellence and unique SWPS 'spirit' we are well known for; aspiring to new achievements for our wonderful Sixth Form students.

At SWPS we take pride in providing inspirational teaching and extensive extra-curricular opportunities combined with sector leading pastoral care. Our Sixth Form students understand that hard work, tenacity and academic curiosity are vital to success; and they accept every challenge with determination and good humour.

SWPS is a school that cultivates ambition, fostering a desire to broaden horizons, push boundaries, ask questions and take risks. Every student entering SWPS Sixth Form is welcomed into a close-knit community, where they are supported on their individual journey and prepared for life beyond school.

I look forward to welcoming you into SWPS Sixth Form.

Mrs F Synge
Head of Sixth Form

Sixth Form Prospectus 2020/21

Transition to Further Education

We recognise that large jump in workload and levels of challenge and independence in Sixth Form, and that some students might need a little more help in managing this. Therefore, we offer a wealth of support to help make the transition from GCSEs to A Levels.

These include:

  • Lower Sixth preparatory work booklet issued before starting Sixth Form

  • One-to-one tutoring in small tutor groups (of approximately 10 - 12) and monitoring of reports with target setting

  • Academic mentoring in addition to form tutors

  • A focused Life Skills course on developing an A Level mindset to work as a learning ramp from GCSE to A Level

  • Individual action plans for students who require extra support in assessments, public exams or are generally finding things more challenging

  • A range of drop-in clinics and structured revision plans

  • A silent study room available in the Sixth Form Centre