"The Sixth Form is a very special time in your life - a time to make the all-important transition from the fairly cosy, confined life of school to the bigger, more open-ended and more challenging world of university and a working career beyond.
Our job, in the two years of the Sixth Form, is to help you to develop the ability to learn to handle an increasing degree of freedom and independence, to take responsibility for yourself and for your learning, and to develop the academic skills and habits that you will need at university and beyond: research and writing skills, the ability to think independently and to synthesise ideas, to question received views and to construct robust and analytically reasoned arguments.
You will also develop the ability to juggle priorities and to manage your time, so you can effectively balance the demands of work, friendships, social life, social media interactions, sport, music, and whatever other interests you may have. This too is critical if you are to make the most of life at university where you will be presented with a vast range of opportunities but where you will be left largely to your own devices much of the time.
You will find that life in our Sixth Form is socially relatively informal, while being academically rigorous and high achieving. We aim to offer you an outstanding sixth form education, with all that this entails in terms of excellence of teaching and learning and a consistently strong record of A level results and of university entrance, effective boarding and pastoral provision, a wealth of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities, a highly personalis ed programme of higher education and career guidance - and a lively, supportive and forward looking environment designed specifically with sixth formers in mind."
Head of Sixth Form
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Academic Head of Sixth Form and Head of English, Alasdair MacPherson, talks about what makes d'Overbroeck's such an attractive place to study. Click here to view more videos about d'Overbroeck's.
"[My daughter] has matured so much at d'Overbroecks and has learnt how to balance her very busy social life with a very busy academic life... d'Overbroeck's has encouraged students to adopt a mature attitude both to work and play."Parent Survey 2012