FAQs

Why should I join Westminster City School's Sixth Form?

Westminster City School offers a unique Sixth Form experience that combines academic excellence, strong pastoral support and enviable business links. As a member of our Sixth Form, you will enjoy the freedom and independence that goes hand-in–hand with your new status as a student. We will provide you with an experience that bridges the gap between school and university. Moreover, as part of a larger school community, you will also enjoy a wide range of opportunities for leadership, from acting as a prefect to undertaking roles such as mentor or subject ambassador.


What sort of grades will I need?

To meet the general entry requirements, you will need five GCSE passes at grades 5 and above, including Mathematics and English.

More details about the specific entry requirements for each subject can be found below.

Minimum entry requirements


As an external student, will I feel left out?

Moving to a new school is an exciting and daunting prospect, and our Sixth Form tutor team are here to help make the transition smooth and enjoyable. Every year there is a significant intake of external students into Year 12, so you will join a form with a mixture of existing and other new students. We are a small and close knit Sixth Form and, with the support of your form tutor and fellow students, you will quickly make new friends and settle into the rhythm of Westminster City School.


What will the classes be like?

You will notice a significant change from your experience at GCSE, as your focus in on a smaller number of subjects in greater depth. The subjects will continue to be demanding and require dedication, determination and commitment, but you will also notice a new relationship with your teachers. Our Sixth Form requires a new partnership between you and your teacher and, although styles will vary between subjects and teachers, you will be encouraged to pursue independent research, ask questions and take responsibility for your learning.


What can I study?

Westminster City School offers a range of subject choices at A Level, with further details of the courses on offer to be found on this site. Advice about subject combinations is always available from our Sixth Form tutorial team.

More details about the specific entry requirements for each subject can be found below.

Curriculum


Can I study after school?

After school, students can stay on our site to devote time to homework tasks or revision. Between 3pm and 5pm every Monday to Friday, during term time, students can work in our study suite and use the computers and reference books available there, to assist them with their work. These sessions will be supervised by a member of staff. Many students also stay in school after 3pm to take part in subject-specific revision sessions. These are run and supervised by subject teachers.


Can I come and look around ?

Yes! The best way to get a feel for life in our Sixth Form is to come and visit us, and take the opportunity to talk to current staff and students. In addition to our open events, we are always keen to welcome you and answer questions!

 

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