Introduction to the Sixth Form at QPCS
At sixteen you may choose where you continue your education. The main choices open to you are: Sixth Form at QPCS, a College of Further Education, another Sixth Form Centre or an apprenticeship or work-based training.
A wide range of courses suited to a range of abilities and interests
Excellent teaching by experienced staff who are specialists in their subjects
High quality information so that you are in no doubt about what you need to know and do for every unit of work
Regular assessment and reporting with one-to-one feedback from your subject teachers so that you know how to improve your work and achieve the highest standard possible
Regular tutorials every half-term with your personal tutor to review progress and receive advice on what to do next
Care and support from a dedicated sixth form team
A sixth form study area in the library with ICT facilities as well as a common room
An active sixth form council which acts as a forum for discussion and representation of your views to the school management
Careers advice including access to careers officers, Connexions and outside speakers
Direct links with higher education institutions including Cambridge University, Oxford University, Sussex University, University of Westminster, The Royal Veterinary College, Imperial College, UCL and Brunel
Access to a range of university mentoring schemes to support you in planning for your application to university and preparing for interviews
An enrichment programme featuring cultural visits in London, trips abroad as well as sport and other opportunities, including a ski trip
Participation in community activities such as mentoring projects with younger students and involvement with local primary schools
Opportunities to support the management of the school by taking on a variety of student leader roles, including becoming a student governor.
Brent LA Sixth Form Review
Students felt that a major strength of the sixth form is the excellent relationships that they have with their teachers. They praised the support that their teachers give them for their subject work, progression and personal issues. (October 2011)
“As a new student entering the sixth form I found the transition very straightforward … the teachers and the students have made life at Queens Park very enjoyable and I now feel like I am part of the family.”
Leo - Year 12
“Over the 5 1/2 years being at QPCS I have felt like all the teachers have cared a lot about how I do inside and outside the school which has made me want to come to school every day.
Teoman - Year 12