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At Sherfield School, we offer a unique Sixth Form Centre to prepare pupils for the transition from school to university.

Sixth Form is an exciting time for pupils, as they are able to select the subjects that they are most interested and enthused by. In the Sixth Form, pupils enjoy a greater range of freedoms and responsibilities, although still benefit from the support that is provided by a school. Many of our Year 11 pupils stay on into the Sixth Form, although we also welcome applications from students from other schools, who wish to join the Sixth Form to take advantage of the facilities, environment and personalised teaching that Sherfield offers. A number of different curriculum pathways are offered in the Sixth Form, which ensures that students are studying courses which are suited to their individual aptitudes and abilities.  

Sherfield Sixth Form offers an excellent academic education within an environment where support and guidance for the individual is paramount.  The Sixth Form Centre helps to prepare students for university life, with quiet study areas, common rooms in which to relax and socialise, as well as kitchen facilities. Personalised careers advice and support with preparing university applications are embedded into the Sixth Form programme of study, with additional support offered to pupils who wish to apply for Oxbridge or Medical courses at university.

Contact Admissions to arrange a visit to the school and find out more about Sixth Form scholarships: / +44 (0) 1256 884 800 

 Huge thanks too for the care and attention you have shown to our son over the course of his sixth form career. Whilst at times a seemingly momentous challenge, at the beginning of his journey at the school, changing country, school system and language, I can honestly say that he has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Sherfield with you and the broader school community. 

Under your leadership and mentorship, he has really risen to the challenge of working hard and engaging with his tutors over the last two years – this has been very visible to us during the last weeks where our house has turned into an online learning centre!

We are full of respect and admiration for the pastoral approach Sherfield is taking towards schooling. 

Year 13 Parents

The level of support given by my teachers has been fantastic especially as I know that others at different schools and colleges have not been so lucky. 

Year 12 Student

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Last year 100% of pupils passed 3 or more A Levels, demonstrating once again that Sherfield is the place for serious Post 16 study.

Our A Level progress score is 0.5 which means our pupils achieved grades 0.5 higher than they were expected to. For progress at A Level, Sherfield are 48th out of over 6000 schools and 31st out of over 700 independent schools.  This progress score is higher than 127 schools and colleges within a 20 mile radius including Wellington College, The Abbey School, St Jospeh's College, Salesian College, Reddam House, Pangbourne College, Luckley House, Lord Wandsworth, Frensham Heights, Farnborough Hill, Bradfield College, Alton College, The Sixth Form College Farnborough and Queen Mary's College.

20% of pupils achieved AAB or higher in at least two facilitating subjects (subjects that are commonly needed for entry to leading universities). This percentage is higher than Salesian College, The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, Frensham Heights, Leighton Park School, Shiplake College and Queen Mary's College.

For a full list of our results please visit our results page.

Advantages of Sherfield Sixth Form vs a Sixth Form College

Sherfield Sixth Form is a lot smaller than a college, which means that a more personalised approach to academic and co-curricular activities can be taken. Whilst we aim to provide the freedom of a college, with off-site privileges and a more relaxed dress code, whilst also providing students with a structured and supportive environment for their studies. This helps students to manage their time effectively so that all deadlines are met and sufficient time is spent on independent study.  

Advantages of Sherfield Sixth Form vs a State School Sixth Form

Sherfield class sizes in the Sixth Form are considerably smaller than those in a state school, which means that teachers can personalise the teaching strategies they use in lessons. This helps to ensure that students are always challenged in lessons and are able to engage in effective dialogues with their teacher on the material they are learning. Small class sizes also mean that students are able to access additional one to one support and benefit from regular assessments and personalised feedback on their examination technique.  

Advantages of staying on at Sherfield Sixth Form vs moving to a Sixth Form College

Staying onto the Sixth Form at Sherfield allows student to build on established relationships and take on additional leadership roles and responsibilities in a familiar and friendly environment. Students make exceptional progress in the Sixth Form through the supportive study environment we offer, as well as the long-established insight their teachers have into the strategies they need to implement to help students succeed. In addition to regular assessment and feedback, we also offer two mock exam periods in Year 13, which provide students with an opportunity to revise material covered in the first year, ready for their final examinations.

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