Welcome from the Head of Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form Open evening took place on Tuesday 5th January 2019 and it was great to meet and speak with so many potential applicants for our Sixth Form. If you were unable to make the evening, or have any further unanswered questions, please do get in touch with our Sixth Form Administrator (Mrs Sara Whittard: sw@strs.org.uk) who will be happy to help with your query.

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We have two main aims for our students in the Sixth Form. Firstly, that you are happy during your time at Sir Thomas Rich's and that you have access to the appropriate support should you need it. Secondly, that you are given the confidence and guidance to be as successful as possible.

Our Sixth Form team and the Form Tutors are the ‘front line’ in terms of meeting these aims. The culture of our Sixth Form is one where we encourage students to be as aspirational as possible, and to be confident and determined to achieve their potential. We also encourage students to be open about any concerns that they have, personal or academic, and to be proactive in seeking guidance or advice whenever they need it. Our team is large enough such that there should always be someone on hand to speak with you should you need to outside of your lessons.

We will expect you to be fully committed to your A Level studies and to seek out the best ways of securing success in your subjects. This will be through excellent attendance, an essential independent work ethic and of course the support of your subject teachers.

Sir Thomas Rich’s relies on all Sixth Form students, whether previously at the School or joining us for the first time, to be an active role model for the younger pupils. Alongside upholding the highest standards of work and conduct, we actively encourage our Sixth Form students to take a lead in the School, organising or supporting extra-curricular activities and school events. We are fortunate every year to have a vast number of extremely talented students join our Sixth Form, and it is these wider ranging academic and extra-curricular talents that we want to encourage you to display and pass on to others. Through this, your leadership potential is harnessed and developed.

The students that leave us at the end of Year 13 have grown in so many ways since the start of Year 12. We look forward to working with you in the same way to develop your academic abilities, personal skills and social confidence to prepare for success in your career beyond Rich's.

I hope that the information on our website and in our Sixth Form Prospectus will help to answer any initial questions that you may have. If not, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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