Prospective Sixth Form Students

Maiden Erlegh School Sixth Form is an integral part of our whole school and many students carry out leadership roles within the Sixth Form team and beyond. Our students are regarded as role models for the rest of the school and, as a result, are offered many exciting opportunities, both in school and outside of school.

Maiden Erlegh’s motto is “opportunity, diversity and success for all” and no matter your background, you are most welcome here. We understand that education, at any level, depends on understanding the strengths, aspirations and needs of the whole student body. Our holistic study programmes are key to ensuring that we deliver this rounded education in our sixth form. Students joining us have a range of diverse interests and aspirations, which enrich our Sixth Form and make it even stronger and even more vibrant.

One of the benefits of being a large Sixth Form is the chance to offer a broad curriculum. This allows students to specialise in subjects which may not be available elsewhere. Lessons are delivered by subject specialists who know what students need to do to achieve the top grades. All Sixth Form students are allocated a tutor to support them academically and pastorally. They work with their students, to ensure they are enjoying sixth form life and managing their studies and wellbeing. Tutors also play a pivotal role in ensuring their tutees make progress, by monitoring their Individual Learning Plans with them, advising on finding work experience placements, and supporting applications for university, employment or apprenticeships. It is very important to us that students develop an understanding of how to combine hard work with other activities in a balanced way, and the tutor plays a key role in supporting their tutees in this.

We make no apology for having high expectations of our Sixth Form students. Our pursuit of excellence has led to exceptional examination results year on year, with many students going on to prestigious universities and courses, or to high quality apprenticeships. We expect sixth formers to share our aim for excellence and look to them to be role models for other students, both in the way they work and present themselves and the school.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for showing an interest in our Sixth Form and I hope to be welcoming you in to our community very soon.

Paul Gibson, Headteacher