Director of Sixth Form's Introduction
For applications to the Sixth Form please see the Entry to Sixth Form page.
At Herts & Essex we believe that our Sixth Form is the stepping stone to every student’s future. Serious study is combined with extensive opportunities for enrichment. Students who leave our Sixth Form are enthusiastic, well-grounded and versatile young men and women who are excellently equipped to take their place in, and contribute to society.
In the Sixth Form we offer our students the opportunity to excel academically, as well as helping them to develop and enhance leadership skills through a range of activities. Obtaining excellent qualifications is fundamental to Sixth Form life, but this is balanced with the aim of developing essential personal qualities through involvement in activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and debating as well as music, sport drama, travel and charitable work.
This experience takes place in a nurturing and supportive environment where we guide students to help themselves. Students are encouraged to develop intellectual curiosity, to read around their studies and to challenge theory. These essential study skills, alongside time management and organisation, are the qualities that lead to the success that students in the Herts & Essex Sixth Form enjoy.
All of our A Level courses are academic. There is a stimulating and dynamic range of subjects available which allows students to pursue their passions, and facilitates entry to the highest quality universities and school leavers’ programmes. The exciting and highly prestigious Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research course, as well as the Extended Project Qualification, stretch and challenge students and give them a wonderful preparation for university style study.
Students in the Sixth Form have fun, work hard and make lifelong friendships. They are part of a close-knit community, in which everyone settles quickly; where there is a shared desire to succeed in all they do, and to help and support others.
Penny Richardson, Director of Sixth Form
“I love this school, I love this Sixth Form and I'll never forget it.”
Year 13 student