The Sixth Form at NES
The Sixth Form is a period when students are given a measure of independence and responsibility for organising some of their own time, setting the tone for what is a transitional period from School life to University. This is encouraged by the allocation of both private study periods and "social" periods: periods when they may elect to relax and interact in the modern surroundings of the Sixth Form Centre. The long and often challenging process of developing independent learning and thinking is sharpened in the Sixth Form supported by the delivery of our Thinking Skills course.
University and our alumni
The Sixth Form is also a time for looking ahead to University and College choices, and then to the world of employment. An important feature of the Sixth Form is access to careers information and university admission procedures. A specialist careers advisor is on hand to offer advice and guidance in this respect. Many of our Sixth Form alumni are currently studying in or have graduated from some of the top academic institutions around the world, notably: Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College, University College London, Bath, London School of Economics, Kings College, Stanford, Manchester, Sheffield, Melbourne, Warwick, Bristol, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, UPenn, UfT, MIT, McGill, McMaster, and many more.
Responsibility - The Student Leadership Team
We are proud of the impact Sixth Form students make in and around the school community. Each year we appoint a Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy and girl, supported by a team of 25 prefects. We also have a peer-to peer learning coordinator, Chair of the Social Committee, a Secretary General of the MUN and an Editor of The Print (school magazine).
Maintaining close links with parents
Strong links with parents are encouraged so as to further enhance each student’s education. This takes place through the formal reporting system; specific one to one interviews with students and/or parents; feedback from or to subject teachers through the parent portal/email system; parental meetings arranged through the school appointment system and a scheduled parent day during the year.
Charity Work – Community –Social Responsibility
Sixth Form students are particularly encouraged to study independently, develop teamwork, acquire management skills and relate to academic staff in a more informal way. In an attempt to give everyone the opportunity to meet these aims, there are several duties delegated to members of the Sixth Form. A Social Committee is elected at the start of the year with the specific responsibility for organising and running certain charity and social events. Our sixth formers are an integral part of the NES community and have fostered links within and beyond the school community. Specifically, through paired reading in the primary, working with KACCH, Bayt Abdullah, KSPATH, Loyac, INJAZ and many other social enterprises.
Widening horizons through our enrichment programme
All Sixth Form tutor groups plan and deliver a tailored assembly. A series of topics are explored which are not only educational and informative, but which challenge attitudes and perceptions of the world in which our students are part. They are designed to stimulate and provoke an interest and awareness of the environment around them.
Students are encouraged to select and pursue an “A” Level program that will not only meet the requirements for university entry but will also stretch their learning and show diversity. Options are made at the end of Year Eleven after careful consultation with home and our careers advisor. Students select from a wide range of “AS” subjects which can be taken through to “A” Level. To ensure that students can cope with the academic rigors the entry requirements for the Sixth Form are a minimum of five subjects at IGCSE, preferably grade A’s in the subjects chosen.
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Uniform & Discipline
Whilst we encourage a sense of self discipline students are expected to wear the appropriate NES uniform in the manner required. Like all students they sign a code of conduct and are required to adhere to this.
Essentially life in the Sixth Form prepares students with a foundation to enter a University and the wider world with a degree of confidence and maturity. If you visit the school in term time, it is likely that you will be shown around by members of our Sixth Form.
Following a competitive application and interview process our prefects for 2022-2023 were selected to represent the Sixth Form in the whole school community. Each prefect was allocated to a particular form class from years 7-10 and their duties ranged from delivering advice and guidance lessons, alongside the form tutor, to directing younger students around the building. Generating a rapport with others whilst displaying exemplary behaviour and good manners was testament to the fact that they are positive role models and a credit to the school.