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.
QPCS will provide:-
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
A dedicated study area in the library with ICT facilities
An induction team-building day
A sixth form contract setting out what you can expect from us and what we expect of you
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 develop entrepreneurial skills through the Young Enterprise scheme
Opportunities to support the management of the school by taking on a variety of student leader roles, including becoming a student leader.
Ofsted agreed with Sixth Form students' views that:
“Teaching is challenging and demanding . . . Teachers are accessible and helpful . . . Work completed is well assessed . . . staff are experts in their subjects” (October, 2004)
Brent Local Authority Said:
“Relationships across the sixth form are very good. Staff are very committed to the success of their students and students value the support given to them” (October, 2006)
Brent LA Sixth Form Review 2011
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.