Sixth Form Entry
Students are invited to attend our Open Evening on Thursday 5th October 2017 from 4 - 7pm. In addition, a Year 11 Options Evening takes place on Thursday 7th December 2017 at 6pm at the school. The purpose of the evening will be to provide information on the Sixth Form at Skinners’, our expectations, our courses and how to apply. This is also an opportunity to gather further information about specific A-Level courses. Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet subject staff and subject prefects who will be available to answer any questions about the courses. External students are warmly invited to attend this evening, together with their parents.
The Sixth Form should be the most challenging, exciting and enjoyable time you spend at school. Challenging, as the work will get progressively harder and there will be increasing demands on you, exciting as you will have the opportunity to try new things, and enjoyable as you are no longer in compulsory education but have chosen to accept a place with us and study the A-Levels that you are best at and enjoy the most. There is a much greater emphasis on independent study in the Sixth Form and you will be expected to work hard not only in the classroom, but also in non-contact periods at school and extensively at home – we recommend a minimum of 2 to 3 hours per night.
Nearly all our students will make a UCAS application to the more selective universities in the UK and abroad – over 80% will end up going to a Russell Group university, including Oxford and Cambridge. Supporting students in this and in making the transition from being pupils at school to being ready to embark on undergraduate courses forms a key part of our pastoral programme. There are talks and visits throughout the year to make sure you make the right decision about your future and are well-informed on choices.
For further information and how to apply please look at our Application Process page.