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Sixth Form

Mrs Alison Folkard
Head of Sixth Form

The Sixth Form at Lingfield College celebrates consistently good results at A Level. In 2018 52% of students achieved A*-A grades and 77% A*-B grades. Over 90% of all students gained their first choice university place.

Mrs Folkard says “Many of them do far better than they or their parents would ever have thought possible. I feel privileged to see the students become articulate, well-educated young men and women. Watching them open their envelopes on Results Day and realising they have got their chosen university place is a very proud moment.”

This year, Lingfield College students will start university courses across the country which include; Law at Oxford, Natural Sciences at Cambridge, Management with Marketing at Exeter, Economics at Bath, History at Southampton, Law at Liverpool, Film Production at Lincoln and Computer Science at Warwick.  Two of our top achievers this year have taken up degree apprenticeships with Pearson Business and Nestlè. 

The students achieve these results through a combination of ability, hard work, superb teaching and the unstinting support they receive. The strong tutorial system in the Sixth Form closely supports the students with their studies and their personal development. We look after them, monitor them closely and offer an array of strategies to help them if they are struggling and to enable them to achieve the highest possible marks and grades. The ways in which students can extend their academic experience are numerous and varied, with initiatives in place, such as the Extended Project Qualification and the 4000 word Extended Essay Competition.

 

However good their final results are, A Levels and BTECs are no longer enough. To get into the top universities or gain one of the highly competitive apprenticeship programmes, students need a range of skills, achievements and interpersonal skills. The Sixth Form aims to equip them for the challenges ahead and offers a diversity of experiences that are fun, stimulating and useful.

Our Sixth Form Centre offers a modern and dynamic environment for our Sixth Formers, featuring a 150 seater university-style lecture theatre, six teaching rooms, an Apple media suite, a Costa-style coffee shop in our central atrium area, a contemporary common room and quiet study areas. The Centre is specifically designed to complement the School’s existing facilities, giving our senior students more independence, status and technologically advanced facilities.