The Sixth Form has a lively atmosphere with a diverse social mix of students. Those who are finishing their time at Wellington welcome a number of boarders from the UK, the Far East, Europe and Africa and day students from local schools. It makes for a vibrant place to learn together and a good preparation for work and university. Sixth formers are given greater independence and their own space to work and socialise.
We adopt a timetabling philosophy that puts student choice at the centre and offers a broad, academic curriculum at AS and A level. (A Level Booklet.pdf )
Many sixth formers testify to the mature and lively atmosphere of their classrooms: they enjoy Advanced level study, the small class sizes, and speak warmly of the partnerships they have with their teachers and the guidance they receive as they make choices for their futures.
Strong emphasis is placed on preparation for leadership and this begins with a leadership course in the Lower Sixth. Students arrange social events and charity fundraisers and many of them take on important leadership roles within the School.
We have an enviable reputation for Oxbridge success, but we are just as pleased with those who achieve their best at a lower level, and on average at least 85% of students get to their university of choice.
"Guidance for university is both painstaking and effective" (ISI Inspection Report, 2007)