Chigwell Sixth Form - a stepping stone to university
The Chigwell Sixth Form is a vibrant part of the School where students gain a greater sense of responsibility, freedom and purpose. Most of our students study four AS subjects in the Lower Sixth and specialise in three of these in their second year of A level. Chigwell's A level results are impressive: in recent years >95% of Chigwellians have moved on to degree courses at university, or music and other specialist colleges, with 8% entering Oxford and Cambridge universities.
Students also have the opportunity to engage in other activities beyond their academic studies. Our Enrichment programme enables them to develop interests and opinions in a wide range of subjects from socio-political to the arts and pure sciences. Through the Duke of Edinburgh and Chigwell Award schemes students are encouraged to participate in activities such as voluntary service in the community, work experience, learning a new skill and an expedition.
Sixth Form is an important part of the school, and our students play an important part in its day-to-day life. They work with the staff to create a welcoming, caring and friendly environment, with many assuming considerable responsibility for the running of different areas of the School's life, in Chapel, Music, Drama, Sport and the social life of the Sixth Form.
UCAS & Careers
Chigwell places a great emphasis on preparing our pupils for life after School. The Careers and Universities programme helps to open pupils' minds to the importance and scope of university education and the careers available beyond study. We seek to show pupils the options and possibilities available to them, so advice on university entrance plays a central part in our work, as does the wider careers education programme and regular careers conventions. We aim to ensure that their final decision-making is well informed and reflects their individual strengths and interests. As well as this preparation we also guide students on further reading, related work experience, lectures and in school and at University, taster days and courses, preparation for entrance tests, extended projects, preparation of the application form and interview practice. Uniplus also prepares the Sixth Form students for the practicalities of leaving home and making a real success of their university career.