GCSE to Sixth Form

Nearly all of our GCSE students go on to study at Sixth Form level in a British Independent boarding school, with many securing places at Taunton School to study A Levels, the IB Diploma, BTECs or at TSI to take the Foundation Programme.

For those wishing to stay on at Sixth Form level, we make the process as simple and stress-free as possible, with a number of events in the Autumn term designed to provide our students with the best possible advice on their next steps.

These events include:

  • Assemblies and PSHE lessons to outline the four different educational pathways that are available
  • Sixth Form Information evening where students get the chance to speak to all of the subject teachers in the Senior School
  • Presentations by senior Academic Staff to explain the differences between the IB, A Levels, Foundation and BTECs
  • Scholarship meetings to explain how our students might go about applying for scholarships in the following areas: Academic, All Rounder, ICT, Design Technology, Computer Science, Drama, Music, Art, Sport
  • Senior School Familiarisation Evenings where students have the opportunity to explore The Guvvy (our Sixth Form centre) and to meet with key members of staff at the Senior School to ask and answer any questions they might have

Informal interviews are held in mid-November, meaning that students will receive an offer of a Sixth Form place before the Christmas break.

For those who are not successful in their initial application, there is a second round of interviews held in early February.

Note that students who show exceptional academic &/or co-curricular talent may be offered a Sixth Form position within 4 weeks of the start of the Autumn term.

If students wish to apply to other schools for their Sixth Form study, we are happy to guide, advise and assist students, parents, guardians and agents in choosing an alternative educational pathway, whether that is in the UK or abroad.

For more information on our Sixth Form, click here.

Sixth Form to University

Upon successful completion of the course, students on our NCUK International Foundation Year have a guaranteed place at one of 16 Universities in the UK, as well as a huge selection of other courses at Universities within the UK and around the world.

Students receive frequent and timely careers advice throughout the year and are also fully supported with their University applications.

For a comprehensive list of NCUK universities and for further information on potential degree courses, please visit the NCUK website at www.ncuk.ac.uk.