In your first year of Sixth Form, you'll have four classes a week for each of your A level subjects – just over four and a half hours' teaching. In your second year, this rises to five classes and over five and a half hours per subject.
Overall, then, you'll have about 20 hours of lessons per week. On top of that, of course, you'll be spending time on homework and private study/research.
Two afternoons per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) are dedicated to sport and activities.
Throughout the College year, there will be a variety of special events, workshops, competitions, field trips and so on.
Often, you'll have the opportunity to listen to visiting speakers as part of our Speaker Programme – from entrepreneurs to professors, sportspeople to celebrities.
A regular feature of your week will also be meeting with your Director of StudiesEvery student has a Director of Studies – or 'DoS'. You might think of your DoS as equivalent to a Form Tutor or Pastoral Head. But the difference is that each DoS looks after only a handful of students – and will meet with you regularly, one-to-one. You'll go through predicted grades and chat about your progress (academic or pastoral), and your DoS will help you at every stage of the university application process. to chat about your progress.
The Enrichment Programme is a feature of our Lower Sixth curriculum. It is intended to broaden students' horizons and to encourage them to engage more fully with the wider world around them.
Enrichment sessions take place on Monday afternoons after the end of scheduled classes. The programme consists of a series of talks and workshops covering a great variety of topics that could include anything from cutting edge science to challenging talks on moral, political and social issues, and from drugs and alcohol awareness to the adventures of solo ocean sailors and polar explorers.
"The best A-Levels experience I could have hoped for - not only academic but also personal development in the truest sense of the word."Val Saksornchai, UCL