There are real advantages to a good 11-18 school. The Sixth Form get to develop in an environment they know and feel part of and younger students benefit from having the senior students around school. It is also easier to attract teachers keen to teach their subject to the highest level.
It is our aim to send students out into the world not only equipped with excellent academic credentials, but also with the interpersonal, social and intellectual skills to contribute as positive members of society.
Our Sixth Form is a happy place that combines great fun with impressive results.
We regularly monitor academic progress and work alongside both the students and parents to ensure that all children reach their potential.
We have an excellent record of A Level results and help all students seeking a place at university get into one. Sixth Form students are encouraged to play a full part in the life of the school in addition to their studies. Our school officers and ambassadors, who include the Head Boy and Head Girl, play a magnificent part in supporting staff and the younger members of the school community.
All students are part of a form group with a personal tutor.
This tutor acts as an academic mentor as well as offering pastoral guidance. There are regular group sessions and opportunities to discuss issues on a one to one basis. This can be to discuss any issue of concern, both academic and social. Tutors advise on time management and organisation as well as guide students for life after Sixth Form.
There is a common room which is available for study during lesson times. Outside of lesson time there is a large social area with a small kitchen area for the exclusive use of the Sixth Form. There is also a fully equipped ICT suite with a large number of computers.
There are many other facilities around the school for specific subjects including Art, Media and Music suites. There is also a range of sporting facilities on offer including a climbing wall and new floodlit all weather playing fields.
At Wallingford School we recognise the importance of developing students’ skills outside of the classroom. Because of this a wealth of opportunities has been created.
Sixth Formers may engage in tutoring students from local Primary Schools, debate at the Oxfordshire Model United Nations General Assembly and further their CV and University Applications during the Summer Activities Week.
Our Sixth Form enjoys excellent relationships with the Universities of Oxford, Reading and Oxford Brookes.
A weekly session of Personal, Social and Health Education is attended by every student in both years.
Time in the Sixth Form is packed with opportunities and Sixth Formers take a key role with extra responsibilities including being School Officers, School Ambassadors and Committee Members.
The Sixth Form Committee takes the lead in running a number of social events through the academic year ranging from team building activities to the popular Christmas Ball and Thorpe Park trip. Various trips take place to cities such as Barcelona and Paris. Students are empowered to create and implement new enrichment initiatives.