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This is an exciting time in any young person’s education, with a wealth of opportunities beginning to open up. We pride ourselves on supporting students to make the most of their time with us and plan for a rewarding future. We want each and every student in our Sixth Form to be successful and well prepared for their next steps. Many of our Year 11 students continue their studies in the Sixth Form and each year we are able to welcome an increasing number of students from other institutions. Students in the Sixth Form study either an A-Level or a vocational programme.

All students are placed in a tutor group with one of our dedicated team of specialist Sixth Form tutors. Their tutorial meetings are designed to be regular review meetings, where we can track their progress and ensure that they feel supported during their time with us. We have a very strong senior student leadership team and a number of students are appointed to positions of responsibility; an important one of which is to promote student welfare and to support other students. The Sixth Form pastoral team and I are very approachable and operate an ‘open door’ policy. All tutor groups are based at our Sixth Form Centre which is a separate site, approximately 400m from the main site. Many subjects are taught on this site, although subjects requiring specialist facilities are delivered at the main site (Art, Music, Performing Arts, practical science lessons). Each subject is allocated 5 hours of teaching per week. Students are expected to complete 4 hours of independent study per subject per week. Private study periods are spent in a designated area with PCs, the main Library or an available teaching room.

The prospectus is intended to give you some insight into our Sixth Form at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School. I hope you find it informative and I very much look forward to meeting you during the coming year.

Mrs L Allen
Head of Sixth Form

Sixth Form Prospectus 2021-22

Meet the team

Mrs L Allen
Assistant Headteacher – Head of Sixth Form

Mr L Walker
Deputy Head of Sixth Form

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Ms K Morgan
Leader of Employability and Careers Education

Mrs H Thrupp
Sixth Form Administrator

Mrs V Smith
Sixth Form Administrator

Mrs C Tresidder
Key Stage 5 Learning Mentor

Sixth Form Information

We welcome applications to our Sixth Form from Year 11 students at QEGS and also students currently studying elsewhere.

Students new to QEGS who have already completed an Initial Enquiry Form and returned it to us will be invited for an interview with a member of the Sixth Form team in order to discuss your application. When you attend your interview please bring a reference from your current school and ensure you have looked at the option blocks below.

Students who are currently in Year 11 at QEGS will apply through the internal procedure.

INITIAL ENQUIRY FORM FOR NEW STUDENTS

  • Plain black jacket and tailored trousers
  • White shirt
  • School tie
  • A smart red, black, navy, grey or dark green V-neck jumper can be worn under a jacket
  • Black or brown shoes (no trainers or canvas)

OR

  • Plain black jacket and skirt (straight or A-line, KNEE length) or tailored trousers
  • White blouse with collar
  • School pin badge (available from school)
  • A smart red, black, navy, grey or dark green V-neck jumper can be worn under a jacket
  • Black or skin coloured tights
  • Black or brown shoes (sensible heel, no trainers or canvas)

Students are expected to look smart and set an example for the rest of the school. Any jewellery worn must be discreet. No nose rings or body studs are permitted except for stud earrings.

Hoodies, sweatshirts or sports jackets are not allowed.

Sixth form students are provided with information on a range of Post-18 options, taking a broad view of possible routes, to ensure that they are given information, advice and support for planning their next steps. Examples of booklets provided to students covering UCAS and the Apprenticeships routes can be accessed here

 

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UCAS Applications

As a school we have access to a Sixth Form Bursary Fund which can be used to help support the education of students from households with the greatest financial need.

If your total household income (from whatever source) is less than £29,000 per year then you may be eligible to apply. The bursary money which is available will depend on the number of students whom this applies to across the year group, because the total will be divided between the households, according to level of income.

If your total household income is £29,000 or less, then you need to complete the Bursary Application Form, you will also be required to provide evidence to show your total household income. If you think you are eligible, the Bursary Application Form is attached for you to complete along with the submission of any documentation as requested. Photocopies of original documents are acceptable.

Completed forms will need to be returned to Mrs Smith in the Sixth Form reception.

What happens next?

In order to decide how best to use individual students’ bursary funding, QEGS Sixth Form employs the following procedures:

  • Every student who qualifies for a bursary is offered an interview with a member of the sixth form pastoral team to decide the best way to allocate their support.
  • Priority areas are addressed first, including travel to school, equipment costs and support with studies.
  • Students are allocated a higher amount of funding at the beginning of their course to address the priority areas.
  • A percentage of the funding is kept back as a hardship funding to respond to any emergencies that may arise during the year.

How is the bursary paid?
The amount awarded will be dependent on the amount of income – this is allocated on different levels, as follows:

  • L1 discretionary bursary: total income is equal to, or less than, £16,190
  • L2 discretionary bursary: total income is more than £16,190, but less than £25,000
  • L3 discretionary bursary: total income is more than £25000, but less than £29,000

Students who apply will be assessed individually. This assessment will be documented and evidence to support the claims will be obtained and retained for auditing purposes.

The bursary will not be paid in routine payments into the students bank accounts. However, once the level has been agreed, students will be able to submit claims for equipment, transport, trips etc to help support their studies and they will receive the required amount to cover these costs.

If you have any queries about payments, please contact me or Mrs Smith (Sixth Form Administrator).

Kind regards

Mrs Allen
Head of Sixth Form

QEGS 16-19 Bursary Application Form

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