Sixth Form

Rookwood will be launching a Sixth Form in September 2021 and is welcoming enquiries to enrol.

The Sixth Form will maintain Rookwood’s emphasis on having small class sizes, based on an understanding that young people achieve their best results when they are known and treated as individuals.

Rookwood Sixth Formers will benefit from flexible, tailor-made support, expert teaching and significantly more contact hours per week than they could expect from state provision. Close links with the rest of the school will allow all students, not just a chosen few, to show their leadership qualities and set themselves apart from the crowd.

Rookwood is rightly known for its excellent pastoral care, and this will continue to be available through the Sixth Form, with a nurturing tutor group system and regular individual mentoring. However, with an eye on their future in the workplace or at university, we will encourage students to be proactive and self-reliant where possible.

Academically, a wide range of subjects will be on offer – enough to allow application to any undergraduate discipline in the UK. Beyond this, there will be a strong emphasis on additional academic curiosity, with the question “what have you done that nobody made you do?” being central to putting together a strong application for university or other routes. Regular monitoring will ensure that students achieve to the very best of their potential.

Rookwood Sixth Formers will be encouraged to be ambitious, with regular aspirational speakers including published academics and those in senior professional roles from a variety of industries. All students will receive extensive, bespoke support to guide them towards their chosen future, and the pioneering students who choose to commit to the first year of Rookwood’s Sixth Form will receive excellent academic teaching alongside superb preparation for their adult lives.

This is an exciting time for Rookwood, and we are eagerly preparing for our first Lower Sixth students. We believe that from the very first cohort, we can offer a remarkable Sixth Form experience – warm, supportive, ambitious, unique. Our students will feel nurtured and guided through the academic challenge of their A Levels, and prepared to go out into the world as resilient, capable young adults.

For further information or to register for an Information Evening, please fill in the form below. Or speak to our Registrar, Christa Walker on 01264 325910.

Sixth Form Enquiry

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