Sixth Form

Introduction

We warmly welcome applications from external candidates to join our Sixth Form. The choice of where to study is an important decision and we hope the information provided here will be helpful in this process. We believe further that success in exams is of prime importance, but we seek to develop our students both personally …

Admissions

Conditions of entry to the Sixth Form

The Admission Arrangements 2019-20 for the Sixth Form are contained within the School’s Admissions Arrangements.

All applicants to Year 12 must have a minimum of five Grade 6s at GCSE, with a minimum of Grade 5 in English Language and Maths if they are not part of the five. …

Guide to Sixth Form Courses

Guide to Courses and Subjects on Offer The Sixth Form Curriculum

Students take three A Levels, with the exception of those choosing Further Maths, who take four (Maths, Further Maths plus two others). Students do not sit AS Level exams.

If a student strongly believes that it would be in their interests to study four …

Leadership Roles

We provide opportunities for students to take leadership roles within the school:

Senior Prefect Team

The school elects a Senior Prefect Team, including Head Boy, Head Girl and eight deputies, who play a leadership role in the school’s house system. Candidates put their names forward in the early Spring Term for the Year Group to vote …

Extra Activities

Our school provides great opportunities outside the classroom with a thriving social and extra-curricular side to Sixth Form life. The Sixth Form Centre provides a Common Room and the Self Access Learning Centre (SALC), an area for silent study, independent work and research. We have a dedicated Sixth Form Dining Hall, where catering is available …

Higher Education

University Applications

As an external candidate, you will be looking forward to continuing your education after your GCSEs with a view to improving your prospects in terms of application to Higher Education. We have an excellent track record of assisting students’ applications to some of the most prestigious universities and courses, including Oxbridge and Medicine. …

Additional Info

Parent/Carer Guide to Supporting Success in Year 12 Frequently Asked Questions

We are always trying to improve the information made available on our website for prospective parents, parents and students. If you have any additional questions you would like answered or information you would like to see posted here, specifically for the Sixth Form, please …

Bursaries

16-19 Bursaries

Bursaries are available – please see Policies for details

E H Thompson Bequest and FE Beecham Awards

University entrants from Dame Alice Owen’s School are eligible for a number of Awards from the E H Thompson Bequest and one award annually from the F E Beecham Award. These Awards also apply to our alumni, …

The Arrow

The Arrow is a magazine which is published annually by a Year 12 Sixth Form editiorial team, reflecting various highlights of the school year; news articles, interviews, reports on school trips and events and the wider aspects of school life. It is available to purchase during the Spring/Summer Term from the editorial team at various …