What sets Meoncross Sixth Form apart is the dedication of staff to creating the optimum environment, culture and ethos to encourage and nurture the very best from every student. Understanding each student as an individual, delivering excellent pastoral care and enabling students to achieve their own goals are the priorities for Sixth Form staff.
The level of independence required can be both exciting and a little overwhelming. There is also additional pressure to be involved in many other activities, including an often blossoming social life! The whole experience is also over extremely quickly, with a student’s Sixth Form career lasting twenty short months before it is time for them to move on to university or employment.
Making the transition from Key Stage 4 to Key Stage 5 can be daunting, with no compulsory subjects and the ability to select three or four AS/A-level or even CTEC options, plus their extracurricular choices. At the same time, the emphasis moves from the teacher to the student who must take personal responsibility for their studies, workload and organisation of deadlines. This is a skill that some find challenging.
We offer a wide range of A-level and AS subjects, as well as the opportunity to re-sit GCSE English, Science or Mathematics. Timetables will always be tailored to a student’s personal interests.
In Upper Sixth all students will have at least two periods a week for study skills, UCAS applications and the Extended Project Qualification. The latter is part of the Meoncross Sixth Form commitment to developing independent, self-motivated learners and is highly praised by universities and employers, who value students who can demonstrate their ability to research and analyse material independently. The EPQ is awarded UCAS points at the same level as an AS qualification, making it very useful for pupils wanting to distinguish themselves from similarly qualified candidates.