Abbeyfield School Chippenham Wiltshire > Sixth Form
Our Sixth Form speaks for itself. Click on our video clip to see more about what is important to us and how we bring the reality of ‘I can…’ to life.
As a school we are extremely proud of our Sixth Form community. We have outstanding staff, students and resources that combine together to add value to all that we do. Sixth Form studies are of vital importance in preparing you for the next step in your life, whether that is more education at university, another provider or moving into the world of work.
More time for every subject
Research show that one of the most important factors in academic success is time with qualified and enthusiastic teachers. Abbeyfield takes this very seriously. Our teachers are recruited on the basis of what they can offer to our sixth form and for 2016 we have rewritten our timetable to give each student 33% extra time with teachers. This approach has allowed us to adopt an Oxbridge tutorial model – additional teaching time and seminar style small group or one to one tutorials.
(Abbeyfield Head Boy and Head Girl)
Pathways through Abbeyfield Sixth Form
Abbeyfield is an inclusive sixth form but recognizes that our students have different starting points and aspirations. We have adopted a pathways approach helping to cater for all students that meet our standard entry criteria
1. Pathway to Russell Group universities including Oxford, Cambridge and medicine courses. This pathway is particularly suitable for students who gain high GCSE grades in a range of subjects. Students on this pathway should include 2 facilitating subjects at A level in their choices.
2. Pathway to university and higher education. This pathway is most suitable for students with good GCSE grades in the subjects they wish to continue with. Students on this pathway may mix traditional A level subjects with BTEC courses.
3. Pathway to Apprenticeships and work. This pathway is more practical and involves study of BTECS with perhaps an A level course.
If you are new to Abbeyfield, please feel free to contact me via email for further discussion or to arrange a tour. We look forward to receiving your application and working with you during your Sixth Form career.
Mrs R Haig-Williams
Head of Sixth Form