Welcome to Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys Sixth Form.
The Sixth Form has approximately 350 students on roll, the majority of whom have come through the school. A few external entrants join the school each year. There are currently 59 female students in the Sixth Form.
Our aim is to provide a wide range of A level courses and to support students in their studies whilst providing the opportunity to contribute to the varied extra-curricular life of the school. At the heart of the Sixth Form lies a strong system of pastoral care; students are assigned to a Form tutor who will be on hand to advise them in planning for their future and will also offer pastoral guidance.
In the Sixth Form teachers will treat students as adults, responsible for their own learning and success. While students will receive a great deal of support, they are expected to demonstrate qualities of self-motivation and diligence, commit themselves to their chosen course of study and contribute to the general life of the whole school.
We look forward to working with you.
Mrs C Fernandez, Head of 6th Form (Maternity Cover)
|Ofsted quotes, inspection January 2013:
“The sixth form is good. Students’ … above-average A-level results prepare them well for the future. Most students … move on to university courses of their choice.”
“Teachers guide students well, often through challenging individual conversations and through the many ‘surgery’ sessions. Marking is exceptionally supportive in the sixth form.”
“Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted exceptionally well through the extensive range of enrichment activities…. Students show a strong awareness of others, organising activities to fundraise for the head student’s annual charity.
|“What I think sets the Sixth Form experience at TWGSB apart is the fact that it isn’t simply about preparing you for applying to further education. Whilst it undoubtedly does this, I found my two years at TWGSB to be about so much more. The opportunities to take on extra responsibilities and really immerse myself within the school community led to some of my fondest memories from my time at the school. Looking back now it is these experiences that I’ve really taken forward into my time at university, and I firmly believe my time in the Sixth Form allowed me to leave TWGSB a confident and well- rounded person.”
Joe Tarbert, Ex-Student. Currently studying Law at Cambridge University.