At Reigate Grammar School, we believe that the Sixth Form should be a time for serious study as well as extensive opportunities for enrichment.
We therefore offer our students the chance to excel academically at the same time as developing their own leadership skills and experiencing a wide range of activities and opportunities across a range of areas and disciplines.
Obtaining excellent qualifications and developing a love of subject and learning are fundamental aims but these are balanced with developing personal qualities and characteristics through involvement in activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, the Combined Cadet Force, music, drama and sport, as well as our extensive co-curricular programme.
Our academic courses are A Levels; we do not offer vocational qualifications. However, we do offer an exciting and wide range of subjects to choose from alongside our unique non-examined 6Plus course, which provides skills and experiences beyond the curriculum to aid transition from GCSE to A Level and from A Level to university and professional life.
The Sixth Form prides itself on taking the lead in the school and local community and all members of the Sixth Form are invited to take up leadership positions. Leadership in the Sixth Form at Reigate Grammar School means offering Sixth Form students opportunities for not only responsibility but also creativity, enterprise and project-management. Our Prefect, House Leadership and Mentoring programmes are open to all Sixth Formers and are of great value to the entire school community.
Pastoral care and nurturing all aspects of the student is a key responsibility of the school and something we take great pride and care in. All Sixth Formers are placed in a small form group of no more than fourteen with a subject specialist in one of the subjects the student is studying for A Level. Students are with their tutors for the two years of their Sixth Form and help to develop the student’s very own bespoke Personal Development Plan which sees each member of the Sixth Form plan a programme of where they want be by the time they leave us at the end of their Upper Sixth year.
Whilst academic success is fundamental, the development of leadership skills important and effective and personalised pastoral care critical, it is our co and extra-curricular programme that defines who we are. All members of the Sixth Form are encouraged to participate, and even take the lead, in at least one co or extra-curricular activity during their time with us. From sport, to the performing arts, from the hugely popular Thank Science it’s Friday discussion group to the History and Politics Society, there is something worthwhile and valuable for everyone to think and act creatively beyond the classroom but most of all pursue their passions.
However, above all the Sixth Form is a tolerant, supportive and diverse community, both socially but also as a physical environment and we are very excited to be opening a new Sixth Form Centre in Easter 2017 with state-of-the-art learning resources and social spaces that will ensure all Sixth Formers learn and collaborate in engaging surroundings.
If you are a current member of our Fifth Form, please talk to our Sixth Form or a member of the Sixth Form team. If you are not yet with us, come and visit us to see and hear for yourself; we would be pleased to show you why we believe the RGS Sixth Form might be the perfect A Level education for you.
Mr Huw Jones
Head of Sixth Form