We have a thriving Sixth Form at Amersham School which is continuously growing. We realise that advanced level study requires different learning and teaching styles and this, combined with the fact that students already know and feel comfortable with their teachers, contributes to their success.
Our results are excellent and we are very proud of our extensive curriculum programme offering a wide variety of AS/A2 level subjects.
The many enrichment activities, including the Community Sports Leader Award, Young Enterprise, Duke of Edinburgh's Award, guest speakers, careers fairs, peer listening, prefect system, and running the School Council, to name but a few, help to develop students' sense of responsibility and prepare them for future challenges.
Our Sixth Form students are positive role models for the rest of the school. Our Sixth Form students now have a responsibility to mentor our younger students. We are very proud that each year many students are successful in gaining admission to universities and colleges of higher education, as well as to professional and vocational establishments.
Amersham School is dedicated to its students, their learning and their learning environment. With the continued expansion and success of our Sixth Form we are now implementing - with the help of students, parents and the Amersham School Association (ASA) - significant improvements to our Sixth Form Common Room. We aim to give our students an area which is conducive to work and socialisation. The Common Room has already been redecorated and refurbished and with further help and support from the students, parents, ASA and local community, we hope to extend our provision for post-16 education.
Why choose our Sixth Form?
- High quality teaching by staff who know you and can therefore help you to achieve more
- Excellent examination results
- A broad and balanced curriculum
- A friendly atmosphere
- Strong pastoral support
- Excellent mentoring scheme
- Specialist support for Higher Education applications
- Specialist careers and employment advice
- Your own area of the school for study and socialising
- Excellent range of extra curricular opportunities including cultural trips abroad
- High expectations and high achievement
- The chance to take on responsibility
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Sixth Form Dress Code
The dress code for the 6th Form students at Amersham School is business attire only. Students should be dressed as if they are working in a business environment to support our specialist designation as a Business and Enterprise College. Jeans, shorts or trainers are not permitted.
Key Stage 5 curriculum
We aim to provide a broad range of choices for our Sixth Form students together with a range of opportunities to develop the skills necessary to be successful in the Twenty First Century.
One Year Courses (Level 2)
||First Diploma in Business
||First Diploma in Information Technology
||First Certificate – Public Services
Two Year Courses (Level 3) Advanced
- Business Studies
- Design Technology
- English Literature
- Media Studies
- Information Technology
- Physical Education
- Childcare and Education
- Theatre Studies
All courses are subject to there being sufficient interest to create a viable teaching group.
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
- Community Sports Leader Award
- Young Enterprise
- General Studies
- Critical Thinking
- Work Experience
There are also a wide range of subject specific visits and trips as well as a variety of social events organised by Sixth Form students themselves. There is usually an annual Sixth Form trip to either Europe or America.