It is expected that all students will take three, two-year linear A Level courses over their two years of Sixth Form study, culminating in terminal exams at the end of Year 13. Individual situations do, of course, vary greatly and the number and type of examinations taken by each student will depend upon decisions made in conjunction with tutors, parents/guardians and other appropriate members of staff.
In general terms to qualify for the Sixth Form, we would expect a student to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 (or A*-C), including English and Maths, with at least grade 6 (or B) in the subject to be taken at A Level (or a related subject if the subject undertaken has not been previously studied).
For Mathematics, the Sciences and Modern Foreign Languages we expect a student to have achieved at least grade 7 (or A) at GCSE. In addition, all students will pursue an enrichment programme and participate in Games lessons.
A Levels and BTEC
Students join the Sixth Form from our Year 11 and from other schools and they embark upon a challenging and stimulating academic programme of A Level courses, whilst enjoying enhanced roles within the School. From September 2018 we have introduced a small number of BTEC courses including Business Studies BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate.
Our purpose is that Sixth Formers leave Ewell Castle as well-rounded young people and experience achieving their potential - or beyond. An important aspect of life at Ewell Castle School that makes this happen, is the relationship between Sixth Form students and staff and indeed betwen the Sixth Form and the whole School. The quality of pupils' personal development is excellent. (ISI Report 2018).
Sixth Form facilities include; a common room and cafeteria with WiFi access, the Gadesden Library and computer suite. There are a range of opportunities for academic and personal development in our Sixth Form: from supporting school open events through to Model United Nations, or running an extra-curricular activity. We welcome students and their parents to visit our Sixth Form during one of the School’s Open Days, or, alternatively visit the School during one of our numerous Open Events.
Uniform consists of a grey, black or navy blue suit, creating a professional and business-like atmosphere. The pupils are the oldest student body and as such, contribute to the whole school community. We are proud of their appearance and conduct which reflects the attitude and leadership that characterises expectations in the Sixth Form.
Ewell Castle School Sixth Form Guide and Subjects Choices for September 2019
Sixth Form Entry Requirements for September 2019
To enter the Sixth Form, potential students will have an interview with the Principal and a lesson taster session. Places offered are conditional upon GCSE (or equivalent) grades in public examinations.
Our current minimum entry requirements are five A*-C / 9-4 GCSE grades, including English and Mathematics. In addition a minimum B / 6 GCSE grade in the subject to be followed at A Level/BTEC is expected for most subjects, although there are some exceptions. The table below summarises more specific subject requirements.