Approach to Learning

What to do about your A-levels is a big decision. You need to choose the right subjects but it is equally important to choose the right place to study.

For more than 100 years, The Queen’s School has nurtured and developed the talents of thousands of girls.

In Sixth Form this approach usually takes the form of small group teaching led by our expert academic staff who are always on hand to help in lunch hours and free periods. Their commitment, enthusiasm and expertise engages, inspires and challenges even the brightest pupils.

Studying at Queen’s Sixth Form enables not only excellent A-Level results but students will also work towards their Queen’s School Baccalaureate. This bespoke qualification encompasses extended academic research and gives practical experience of planning and giving presentations through the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). It also includes broader study of complementary subjects chosen by the student with guidance from tutors, critical thinking and interview practice.

In addition to the excellent teaching and learning, we also offer the QUEST programme of enrichment activities which is designed to complement your academic studies, promote confident communication, a healthy lifestyle, critical thinking and independent thought—all absolutely key if you are to make the most of the academic curriculum and go on to lead a happy and successful life.

The sixth form facilities are second to none with two comfortable common rooms, sofas, plasma TVs, kitchens and showers as well as study rooms with banks of computers, wifi and a state of the art library with access to University and British Library resources.

Our small tutor groups will enable you to build excellent relationships with your peers and teachers.  You will receive academic support, one-to-one mentoring, help and advice with UCAS applications and get involved with a range of social activities.

There are also clubs and societies for whatever interests you, whether that is the arts, sciences, technology, sports or other activities like CCF, karate, yoga, debating, Young Enterprise or Duke of Edinburgh’s.

At Queen’s, we like to give our sixth formers independence in preparation for university. You will be free to go into the nearby city centre when you don’t have to study and the Sixth Form dress code means no uniform. With this independence however, comes a responsibility. It is the perfect stepping stone to university and a successful life.

For more information about entry requirements and how to apply for Sixth Form please visit the Admissions section of the website, call our Admissions Officer Jane Taylor on 01244 312078 or email her on