Saint George's Church of England School (Gravesend)
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM SAINT GEORGE’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND SCHOOL (GRAVESEND) FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 APPLICATIONS*
Applications Open: - 4th November 2020
Applications Close: - No close dates
Entry Requirements: - Vary by course - please visit website for full information - https://www.saintgeorgescofe.kent.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/21-22-Entry-Requirements-.pdf
How to Apply: - Please apply via KentChoices
Open Event: - 4th Nov – 4.00 pm – Sixth Form Virtual Event and resources available after at https://www.saintgeorgescofe.kent.sch.uk/student-zone/sixth-form/
Welcome to Saint George's Church of England School (Gravesend)
Almost every student this year has achieved entry to their first choice university where they will study a diverse range of subjects from medicine to film making. In 2016, 88% secured their university place. In recent years we have seen an increasing number of students join Russell Group and Oxbridge universities in particular; a trend that continues this year with 29% going to Russel Group universities.
If you have any further questions about Saint George's Sixth Form, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Director of Sixth Form
Saint George’s Church of England School is a mixed comprehensive. Saint George’s Sixth Form is open to all, regardless of creed, gender or ethnic origin. Anyone can apply to join the Sixth Form provided they will benefit from the courses they intend to study. It is expected that the majority of the students in Year 11 will apply to continue into the Sixth Form. There will also be an increasing number of places available to students from other schools. Priority will be given to those students who will follow two year courses. The maximum size of the Sixth Form is expected to be 220. The majority of students in the Sixth Form will study Level 3 courses.
A student must achieve a minimum of 5 grades at A*-C at GCSE to be admitted to Sixth Form. Grades 4-9 in English and Maths can be included. There are specific entry requirements for each subject available at Sixth Form which students must achieve to gain a place.
Every attempt will be made to offer the students their first choice of course, but it must be realised that occasionally courses are over-subscribed and in this case academic criteria will be used to select students for the course.
For a full list of subjects available for study at Saint George’s and details of the courses see the Programmes offered by us on this site.
On entry into the Sixth Form, students are asked to sign a contract stating that they are committed to serious study, punctuality and full attendance at lessons, registration and relevant worship. All absences must be verified.
Saint George’s is proud of its strong reputation for looking after its students. Each student is assigned to a tutor group. This member of staff has responsibility for day to day contact and administration, as well as being the first person to talk to about future plans, personal problems or difficulties with work. In addition, our Director of Sixth Form, Miss Francis, supports students with raising achievement and maintain the standard of work required.
Life in the Sixth Form is somewhat different from school pre-16. All the students have chosen to join the Sixth Form, and the relationships between students and staff reflect this. It is expected that students will take a large measure of responsibility for their own learning, working to longer deadlines than in the past, using private study time constructively and asking staff for help and guidance when needed. Teaching groups are smaller and often great emphasis will be placed on discussing concepts in class time, with reading and writing up of material being done in private study time and at home. Often it will be necessary to read ahead prior to a class in order to be able to contribute to discussion.
An elected Sixth Form Committee organises a number of events. In addition, students are invited to contribute to the wider school community; coaching sports teams, assisting younger children with learning or personal difficulties or by accepting a greater degree of responsibility as Sixth Form Prefects and Subject Representatives.
Our experience has been that student who commit themselves to the life of the Sixth Form gain enormously from their studies and from everything else that the Sixth Form has to offer. They are better able to find success in the step they take at 17, 18 or beyond, and we are confident that if you choose to join us, you will continue this tradition.
What makes us different?
• Silent study areas
• Group study areas
• Sixth Form common room
• Additional Sixth Form computer room with laptops