The Langton Sixth Form is a mixed community of over 250 students, from a variety of backgrounds, who have achieved creditable performances in their GCSE’s in Year 11 and are currently embarking on AS or A2 level study. 95% of the Sixth Form go on to further study at national and international universities, with a sizeable percentage taking places at Oxford and Cambridge. The Sixth Form is characterised by a desire to learn, a readiness to display wit and humour, the desire to help others and the need to foster a good community spirit. In all, it should be both the Bridge to Opportunity and the Jewel in the School’s Crown.
The Sixth Form has a pleasant atmosphere; it is ordered, well disciplined and friendly. Our students have a reputation for academic excellence, good manners, confidence and honesty. These strengths are testament to the unusually high quality of pastoral care and guidance which have been prominent features of this school for many years and account for the high numbers of external students wishing to join our Sixth Form. Those who join are welcomed and quickly become part of the scene.
In the Sixth Form we take our grammar school status seriously and have not allowed the obvious strengths of our intake to foster a complacent culture. We are, first and foremost, an academic grammar school, though that does not mean we do not take time to develop the full potential of our students in other areas. Sixth Formers are encouraged to act as part of the team responsible for maintaining school discipline and developing a positive community spirit throughout the whole school community. Sixth Formers act as support tutors for younger students, both for academic studies and for sports; they work as form guardians and counsellors as well as being prefects and assisting with administration.
As a consequence of their part in assisting the day to day smooth running of the school the Sixth Form are afforded privileges. We do not expect our Sixth Formers to wear a uniform, only ask that you come to School tidily. We do not require you to study in your free periods, but provide ample amenities should you wish to. For those who need to relax, a social area is provided within the Sixth Form Area.
Study in the Sixth Form is definitely not easy, but it should always be rewarding. Your time with us is brief and it is my hope that in the short space of time you spend with us you feel happy and valued in your contribution to the School. There will be times of stress and times when the pressure really bites, but, planned properly, the Sixth Form could be the best time of your life. And when things go wrong, there is both a talented team of Sixth Form tutors to turn to and, in serious cases, the services of the School Counsellor.
At Simon Langton we are committed to providing the very best in terms of teaching and learning. We want you to be aware of your preferred learning style and we endeavour to tailor our lessons to cater for the learning styles of all, enabling all students to achieve their potential. We provide a balanced Sixth Form curriculum that we believe is of value and monitor the service we provide in lessons to ensure a premium quality service.
So enjoy your time with us. Work hard, play hard. But mostly, fulfil your potential in every way you can.
I hope you find studying at the Langton rewarding and enjoyable. Please download the Sixth Form Prospectus.
Head of Sixth Form
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