The Sixth Form at The Cedars offers unparalleled opportunities for personal and intellectual growth in a stimulating and supportive environment.
Our vision is of a small Sixth Form with a strong academic focus. Students have a high degree of responsibility for their learning, and take part in – and even organise on occasions – a range of enrichment activities. There are opportunities to engage in research and to deepen knowledge of areas of interest through co-curricular projects. We wish to establish a culture imbued with a spirit of intellectual adventure in which learning is valued for its own sake. Alongside their A Level subjects, students benefit from a core Eudaimonia course which stimulates interest in diverse topics and builds cultural literacy through trips, visiting speakers and other activities. We endeavour to forge new links with higher education institutions and build on our existing links with Imperial College, King’s College London and University College London.
Our Sixth Formers make up a small group at the top of the school. As such they occupy a position of responsibility. They are expected to act as role models and exercise leadership in different contexts, and our goal is to support and inspire them to acquire the requisite personal qualities. We see an intrinsic link between leadership and service, and we aim to provide opportunities for students to help others, both in school and in the wider community. Involvement in extra-curricular activities such as music, sport, debating and other clubs is strongly encouraged.
It is essential that students who join the Sixth Form are able to succeed in an academically demanding environment and, for that reason, we have set the entry level at five grades at 7 and three grades at 6 from the best eight GCSEs, and at least a grade 7 in each of the subjects to be studied at A level.
For the coming academic year 2019-20, we are pleased to announce that a number of Becket Scholarships are available for prospective Year 12 students.
The Becket Scholarship is open to students who are likely to achieve highly in their GCSEs (typically an average point score of 8 or above, based on best 8 GCSEs), and who have also made exceptional contribution to the the life and ethos of the school (or their current school, in the case of external applicants). An application form will be available shortly.