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Welcome to the Sixth Form

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WELCOME TO THE HUGH CHRISTIE SIXTH FORM

Sixth Form at Hugh Christie has something to offer all students, whatever their ability. As well as a full academic A level programme, we also offer a range of vocational courses at Level 3 and the International Baccalaureate Career Pathway, which itself, blends together vocational courses along with other academic studies.
 

Sixth Form Applications:

To apply to the Sixth Form, please use UCAS Progress - click here to go to the UCAS site.
We are a friendly sixth form environment that offers a warm welcome to both Year 11 Hugh Christie students as well as those at other schools wanting to join our fantastic Sixth Form.
 

The Team 2018-19

Head of Upper School and Sixth Form - Mr Justin Sheppard -jsheppard@tonbridgefederation.co.uk
Head of the Sixth Form Curriculum - Mr Palak Shah -pshah@tonbridgefederation.co.uk
 
We have an experienced and supportive tutor team, comprising of:
  • Mr Matt Goss (IBCP Coordinator / Teacher of Law and Health and Social Care)
  • Miss Sarah Jacobson (Head of Media and UCAS Coordinator)
  • Mrs Laura Jackson (Head of History)
  • Mr Ross McPherson (Head of Photography)
  • Miss Georgina Stevens (English Teacher)
  • Miss Nikki Underwood (Science Teacher)
 

Achievements

We are a successful academic Sixth Form. This year all students wishing to go to university achieved a place  including Russell Group Universities. In 2017, our results were a 99% pass rate with 75% of these grades being A* to C. 35% of our students have entered the world of work full time or as a gap year taking with them the employability skills that we have helped them develop during their time with us. 
 

Facilities

The school has excellent facilities for Sixth Form students. Specialist subjects are very well resourced. Students have access to a large Common Room and a dedicated supervised study room.
 

Community

Sixth Form students are expected to play an active role in not only the Sixth Form community, but the wider school and local community as well. All students take on a Service Learning activity, which could include being part of a social or sports committee, peer mentoring for younger students, supporting a department or participating in an activity outside of school. 
 
Students are encouraged to develop their enterprise skills and have organised visits to Alton Towers, West End theatres, organised their own Christmas party and the ever popular annual summer prom.
 
We are delighted each year to welcome international students into our Sixth Form. Over the years we have welcomed students from all over the globe, ranging from Germany, Czech Republic, Norway and even as far as Japan. It creates many cross cultural opportunities for both our guests and our own students who benefit tremendously from the experience.
 

What Ofsted Say...

"Leadership of the Sixth From is strong. Students have access to a wide range of courses. Students taking A-Level qualifications make good progress."
 

Student comments:

"Teachers show you how to think for yourself and to use the skills you learn to develop as an individual" - International Student
 
 “It is the student-teacher relationships that help us achieve”. -Yr 13 Student
 
“The teachers are really good I am hoping to get good grades out of my studies”. Yr 12 Student