The Sixth Form

The Sixth Form at Reed’s inspires, supports and guides students to develop a vision of who they want to be and create a pathway to make that vision a reality. At the centre of this is their growth – academically, culturally, on the sporting front and in their wider life. Students are given opportunities to achieve excellence as well as to broaden horizons.

Our job is to prepare young people for a life after school; a Reed’s Sixth Form student will learn a desire to contribute, confront, be challenged and develop a sense of purpose with which to shape the future.

The achievements of our students fill us with immense pride and we gain great satisfaction from following their progress after Reed’s; students who yearn to find a direction, want to be challenged and involve themselves in a genuine community will feel at home here.

"What you are to be, you are now becoming…"

Luke MichaelHead of Sixth Form

The Sixth Form Community

The Sixth Form House at Reed's is set at the heart of an inspirational campus which combines natural beauty and modern architecture. Students enjoy tailored study areas, dynamic classroom environments and some of the best sporting facilities in the country.

Sixth Formers have access to a brand new, university-style working environment at all times in the Sixth Form House, but can also relax with a hot drink and friends in the Sixth Form’s dedicated café. The café garden and the tranquil surrounds of the Sixth Form House become popular revision areas in the summer months and the weekly gatherings fuelled by coffee and pains au chocolat provide a great time for students and staff to catch up.

Academic Ethos in the Sixth Form

Learning and growth are fundamental to the Reed’s experience; teachers at Reed’s share a commitment to constantly evolve their knowledge and technique in order to ignite learning.

Curricular studies are enriched through a choice of elective studies programmes, allowing students to add depth to their understanding of subjects they already study, or develop an area of interest; electives can be undertaken to add a qualification, such as EPQ or AS Photography, or simply for the pleasure of learning. The General Studies programme broadens students’ views of the world through a challenging range of topics.

Practical personal development is also covered through Uni Prep which not only teaches academic research, referencing and presentation skills, but equips students to be able to cope with managing laundry, finances, DIY and cooking after they leave Reed’s.

Students are well-supported through the transition to A Level study with a system of induction and they, in turn, give back by mentoring younger students academically.

Sixth Form

Please watch our film about life in the Sixth Form at Reed’s School