Sixth Form

Comment for UCAS

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is a selective secondary school of around 1300 students with 330 in the coeducational Sixth Form.  Our intake is determined by the Kent test and unlike a number of super-selective secondary schools in the region we have a wide range of ability for a selective school from the 1st to around the 40th percentile. As one of the lowest funded state secondary schools in the country we pride ourselves on the fact that despite limited financial means we help produce outstanding young people who achieve the highest levels of academic and personal success.

All students in Year 12 take four subjects. Only students studying legacy subjects took AS level examinations in 2016. Students taking linear A level courses took an internal exam at the end of Year 12 that together with ongoing assessment throughout the year formed the basis for their UCAS predicted grade.  On their UCAS forms, students enter the overall grade achieved for all legacy subjects taken at AS level, if they plan to re-sit a unit they are advised to enter pending for the unit grade.

The majority of our students drop one subject at the start of Year 13 and will take 3 subjects through to A2 level/A level. An increasing number of the cohort also opt to also study our hugely successful EPQ programme.