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 140 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 and Pre-U 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.

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.

Curriculum

Sixth Form students are given both freedom and responsibility. Girls are challenged to reach their potential with personalised teaching in small groups which is underpinned by a uniquely nurturing atmosphere. Students take three or four A-levels and follow The Queen's School Baccalaureate curriculum.

If you would like to find out what some of the UK's leading universities have to say about The Queen's School Baccalaureate, please download the leaflet here.