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    County Upper Sixth Form
County Upper’s ‘outstanding’ sixth form offers a range of exciting courses and experiences. From traditional GCE ‘A’ levels to our well-established technical awards, we are able to provide all our students with an excellent foundation to prepare them for the next stage of their lives, whether that is university, college or apprenticeships.
The overwhelming majority make a successful transition to higher education. We take great care to help students find the right course at the right university for them. This includes a comprehensive Oxbridge programme and sees a large number of students move onto Russell Group universities.
Alongside our academic excellence, we are
proud to provide a friendly, work orientated environment where great importance is attached to independent learning. This is supported by positive relations between staff and students. Our experienced sixth form tutor team regularly monitors the academic progress of each student and oversees their personal development and wellbeing. A strong pastoral programme of workshops, visiting speakers and visits throughout the year enrich the students’ education and prepares them for the adult world.
We encourage students to make the most of the wide array of extra-curricular opportunities available here. These include over a hundred clubs and societies a week and a large number of residential
visits across the world linked to every subject area and to recognised schemes, including the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Some links, including the Anglo-Japanese Science Summer Schools, attract national recognition. Sixth formers experience considerable success through extra-curricular opportunities. For example, our debating teams compete in the top competitions with students from major independent schools; our computer scientists have represented the UK in Canada, Europe and China and our art students’ work has been recognised by leading Art Colleges.
Students are actively encouraged to take on leadership roles across the school, to further develop their skills and confidence. All subjects have captains, whose role is to promote the values and ethos of the department, and provide and engage the lower school students in activities. Sixth formers chair the Student Council and many of our societies; they lead some of our fifteen music ensembles; help run drama club and, as Captains of Sport, represent us at a range of events where the department’s success is recognised regionally and beyond.
Our Sixth Form students organise our annual charity week. Engaging the lower school, staff and the wider community across a range of activities, everyone enjoys a fun-filled week around curriculum study to raise tens of thousands of pounds for local and regional charities, whilst promoting the special atmosphere for which County Upper is renowned.
We warmly welcome you to come and look around for yourself; you won’t be disappointed!
    “I came to County from a school without a sixth form. I knew I wanted the support of a school environment and the opportunities for leadership with younger students, together with the greater independence and huge range of experiences I had been told sixth formers are offered at County. From
day one, I was made welcome and thanks to the excellent teaching and wider opportunities I not only had a great two years but got 4 A*s and a scholarship to the university of my dreams! I would de昀nitely
recommend it.”
    County Upper Sixth Form Student
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