Like other areas of our School we have chosen to restrict the size of our Sixth Form so that it is big enough to offer the choice and opportunities needed, but small enough to ensure that clear, individual short, medium and long-term goals can be set and effectively monitored.
In the Sixth Form, we offer a programme of academic A Levels because we feel that this best suits our students. We believe that A Levels still offer a depth and rigour not to be found elsewhere. Their flexibility allows us to construct individual programmes to suit each pupil. They remain an excellent preparation for the good universities which are the next step for the vast majority of our leavers.
The final two Years at Lewes Old Grammar School offer a richly rewarding experience that prepares our students for university and beyond. Sixth Formers are encouraged to take on responsibility for their own work but within a framework of support and guidance. Each year we welcome new students from other schools who wish to take advantage of the special expertise we offer and to gain a head start in preparing for university and life beyond school.
The majority of our students study four academic subjects in Year 12 and three subjects in Year 13.
Students in the 6th form are expected to be committed to their studies and fully engaged in the broader life of the School. They have dedicated study rooms, with computers where they can work and research; they also have access to daily newspapers (English and Foreign).
Each student has regular meetings with their tutor or Head of Year to assess their progress and discuss problems they may have in dealing with the workload that A ‘level’ studies brings.
Our next Sixth Form Open Evening is Thursday 25th January. Please come along to meet our talented staff team and find out more about what we have to offer.