Sixth Form

Study areas and resources

The Sixth Form Library and Study Room provides a quiet regulated setting to aid concentration and study, preparing students for the use of a university library. It is used solely by the Sixth Form throughout the school day. All students receive a library induction in early September.

Good study practice and wider reading is encouraged and the Library Staff will monitor study performance, reporting this to Heads of Year and Form Tutors.

The Sixth Form Library caters for the AS/A2 curriculum and provides books and journals geared towards exam success. Wider reading is encouraged to deepen knowledge, enrich exam technique and polish university interview performance. Wide background reading and research to supplement issued textbooks should form an essential part of sixth form study.


  • The Library has a copy of almost all books on the Sixth Form Reading Lists and will consider purchasing additional books or journal articles to support EPQ.
  • Copies of A Level Reviews for each subject which provide valuable and focused background reading.
  • Copies of periodicals aimed at enriching knowledge in each subject area.
  • Daily Newspapers to keep abreast of current affairs.

The majority of items are available for a 28 day loan period, and some reference material may be borrowed overnight.

There is a strict expectation that students work silently and do not make it difficult for staff or students to concentrate. Personal stereos are permitted as long as they don’t disturb other people. Mobile phones can be used for research if permission is sought and a computer is not available. They may not be used for any other purpose and should be kept in bags where they will not pose a distraction to concentration. Food and drink are not permitted with the exception of water. Computers are available for research and completion of assignments.

For study where discussion work is required 6th form students may work in the New Hall, the Dining Hall and the Common Room.

Library Staff:

Library Manager: Mrs Musselwhite Steel - B.A. (Hons); PG DipLib

Library Assistants: Mrs Bolland – B. Ed. (Hons), Mrs Davy – B.Ed. (Hons), and Mrs Milner – B.A. (Hons)