Sixth Form Life
Girls find the Sixth Form at Kent College is one of the happiest and most fulfilling parts of their whole school career. They are studying the subjects they most enjoy, strengthening friendships, making new ones and taking on important responsibilities within the school. Some girls also choose to start boarding in the Sixth Form as it gives them a sense of independence in preparation for university as well as the chance to take part in as much as possible at school in their final two years.
In the Sixth Form, every girl is part of a new tutor group, made up of a mix of Lower and Upper Sixth Formers. She stays in this group for the full two years so that her form tutor comes to know her well, can help keep her on track and guide her towards the best decisions regarding her future.
The focus of life in the Sixth Form is Tilley House. Tilley provides Sixth Formers with their own base where they have fully equipped areas for quiet study as well as a Common Room with kitchen and cafe for relaxation. Tilley is run by the girls, under the leadership of the Head of Tilley, an upper sixth Prefect. Other girls, meanwhile, are busily engaged with other positions of leadership and responsibility, as Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl, Sports Captain, Heads of Houses, Head of Boarders, Deputy Heads of Boarders, Chaplain's Assistant and Prefects in charge of Music, Drama, Charity, Lower School and Middle School for which they receive special training in leadership skills. In fact, whether a School Officer or not, every Sixth Former has the opportunity to run or manage something, whether it is a club or society or even a fashion show.
The main change in the Sixth Form is, of course, the increased focus on chosen academic studies. Full details of the subjects on offer can be requested from the school but perhaps the most important point to make is that, unlike many other schools, we organise the timetable around the subject choices made by girls. It is therefore extremely rare that a girl cannot pursue the combination of subjects she wishes to study.
Your daughter will also get to know girls and boys from other Sixth Forms at local and national Model United Nations conferences, debates against local boys' and girls' schools, the Young Enterprise programme and at conferences arranged through World AIMS (Action in Methodist Schools).
Another change that your daughter will experience when she becomes a Sixth Former is the opportunity to undertake work experience outside school. There is also an increased focus on university entrance and decisions about her career. The girls benefit from having a fully qualified Head of Careers in school and a team of Careers Tutors to help guide her through the research and application stages of securing the university place best suited to her wishes and talents. We have a well-stocked Careers Library in Tilley and supplement our advice with talks from university speakers and trips to universities, conferences and open days.
for the Sixth Form Guide to Independent Learning.
Sixth Form Dress Code
Dress code for the sixth form from 2013 is a grey pinstripe suit with a choice of shirts, available through the school uniform website www.schoolblazer.com
For further guidelines, please click here.
Sixth Form Booklet
The Sixth Form at Kent College is friendly, busy, hard-working and fun. Click here
to view a copy of the current Sixth Form Booklet which will provide you with further detailed information about life in the Kent College Sixth Form.
School Officers Training Weekend
The new team of Kent College School Officers enjoyed an activity filled weekend in June, in order to enhance their leadership and team building skills. Activities included using the on site Kent College confidence course, abseiling and camping outside.
for further information about the enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities in the Kent College Sixth Form.
Meet some of our 2012 Sixth Form leavers:
Bianca Von Oppell has gained 4 As at A Level, as well as directing this year's school opera, The Magic Flute, and performing with the senior choir at the Barbican centre for the third year in a row.
"Having achieved 4As at A Level and now knowing I have got into my first choice of University to study English and Drama at Leeds, I couldn't be any happier. Kent College helped prepare me for these exams in many ways and encouraged us to work hard academically and to play hard at all the extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities at the school.”
Rhiannon Correa who achieved 1A* and 2As and has gained a place at her first choice university at Sheffield to study French and Music.
"I'm really pleased to get such good results and that I got my first choice university. I've been really surprised with one of my grades, I got a B at AS Level, and really hoped for an A at A2 – and I got it! The support from my teachers has been really good, I've been so happy at Kent College, and this has helped me achieve these grades.”
Kat Hoskin who achieved 1A*, 1A & 1B and has gained a place at her first choice university at Leeds to study Fine Art.
"I am relieved to have achieved such good results. I was quietly confident that I would do well as my teachers had given me so much support and encouragement. They gave me the confidence to believe I was on the right track. I'm so excited to be going to my first choice university, I really didn't want to go anywhere else and now I'm ready to leave KC.
In the Sixth Form we've gained a lot of independence which has prepared us for university. The teacher -pupil relationships change - it's more grown-up, there's mutual respect and we have to do a lot of independent learning. I'm going to miss my teachers and the support they give all of us which is so specific to KC".
Holly Jackson who achieved 1A*, 1A & 1B and has gained a place at her first choice university to study English and Classic Literature.
"I'm extremely happy with my results. Now that I know, I can't wait for the next chapter in my life. KC prepared me really well for these exams with seminars on revision techniques and time tabling. I'm going to miss how friendly everyone is at KC, but I am excited about moving on somewhere different."
Entry Requirements and moving from AS to A2
Students are expected to reach a minimum GCSE standard for each subject they wish to study at AS. Particular conditions of entry for each subject can be obtained from each Head of Department. Students must achieve a minimum C grade at AS in a subject in order to take it at A2 level.
For further information about A Level Exam results click here
For further information about the AS & A Level subjects on offer at Kent College, click here
To download a copy of the A Level Guide 2012, click here