Why Choose Charters Sixth Form?

Whilst in the Sixth Form, your goals will become more focused and you are looking for opportunities to develop as an adult; Charters Sixth Form provides a welcoming and open atmosphere in which you can do just that.
We have a team of experienced Sixth Form Tutors to help you meet the many demands of Sixth Form life.  Small tutor groups usually led by one of your A level/BTEC subject teachers, allow your tutor to get to know you well, providing you with effective support, advice and encouragement. You will enjoy a more interactive relationship with teaching staff who share your commitment to academic achievement.
The Common Room is the hub of Sixth Form Life.  You will also have access to the Durning Room which is a supervised silent study area that is open from 8am -5.45pm in the evening.  To keep you going throughout the school day the Sixth Form has its very own Pronto Café which is open from 8am -2pm every day.

Taking the Lead

Throughout your two years in the Sixth Form, those who are keen to take on an active leadership role can find opportunities in both the House system and as Senior Student Leaders and Prefects. There are a host of other activities in which we can look to you to assist in playing a major part in shaping the life of the Charters community.
You will take part in Community Service, investing time in your local community.  We offer many opportunities from helping at local Primary Schools to assisting Year 7 with their numeracy and literacy.  Sixth Form students run extra-curricular clubs for our KS3 pupils as well as raising funds for local and national charities.
You will be encouraged to be proactive and get involved in leading various societies:
  • Medic
  • Jurisprudence
  • History and Geography
  • Debating

Opportunities to Develop

We have a great relationship with Royal Holloway University London and Sixth Form students take every opportunity to get involved whether they enrol as: RHUL Community Action volunteers; become DJs on their Insanity radio station or just using their library facilities when working on Extended Projects.
This year we have the launch of the PiXL Edge Masters Award.  This award develops your leadership, organisational and communicative skills.  It is a recognised NCFE qualification.
You will also benefit from one week of work experience in Year 12.  As a school we firmly believe work experience helps to inform career choices; develop the relevant skills; attitudes and behaviour expected in the world of work.  Students have been extremely successful in completing their Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
We also run a World Challenge Expedition every other year.  This year our students travelled to Malawi, Africa where they developed important life skills.