The document below has the different sessions available on the Sixth Form Taster Day on Friday 29 November 2018 at Boston Grammar School. Please download and complete the form by Thursday 21 November 2019.
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Miss E Merritt
Boston Grammar School
Boston Grammar School is an excellent place to study as a Sixth Form Student. The school has a long history of promoting excellent achievement within a supportive environment which helps students to develop their learning skills, whilst also promoting the essential character traits which will allow them to become successful, productive citizens of the future.
Head of Sixth Form
Sixth form studies are based around A level courses, with a broad curriculum being offered to students who wish to come to study with us. The school is rightly proud of the breadth of courses it currently offers and rightly believes that this helps to promote an ethos in which high standards are expected and a personalised, tailored learning experience is provided for our students.
Sixth Form students have access to purpose-built accommodation in the school’s Sixth Form Centre, where they may access computers and other learning resources to help them to complete their work in independent study periods. In addition, students also have access to wi-fi in this area, allowing them to bring their own device to use in school.
In addition to academic studies, Sixth Form students are encouraged to engage in other activities which enrich their experience of Boston Grammar School. These include sporting activities, extra-curricular opportunities, mentoring and supporting younger students, additional qualifications, such as the Extended Project Qualification and Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes. Additionally, students have the opportunity to apply for a number of leadership positions, where they can develop their own personal leadership skills as well as having a positive impact upon school life.
The Sixth Form staff team work hard to ensure that all students are supported throughout their Sixth Form experience. We all believe that students achieve their best when they are happy and can access support whenever it is needed. We believe that this personal, student-centred approach is what makes our Sixth Form stand out.
The best way to experience what we can offer in the Sixth Form at Boston Grammar School is to pay a visit to see it for yourself. We are always happy to accommodate visitors and I am confident that you will be impressed by our students, staff and our approach toward post 16 studies.
Sixth Form life is very different to studying as a Year 11 student. However, the support I received at Boston Grammar School made the transition between courses and years much easier. The friendly staff and students, alongside a great working environment made it so exciting and straightforward to get started.
Sixth form gives you a sense of freedom to take control of your own education and subsequent outcomes. Boston Grammar School Sixth Form is a great stepping stone between your GCSE's and whatever you wish to do in your future life following Sixth Form, whether that be a University course, full time employment or an apprenticeship.
Being in the Sixth Form at Boston Grammar School has never been more exciting. New teaching and study facilities that were completed and opened in the winter of 2018 mean that students have a much improved working environment. This extension to the Sixth Form Centre offers an incredible space and resources for students to complete any work you wish to within your study periods or even before or after school.
Not only does this great school offer you a wonderful education, it invites you to apply for one of several varied senior student leadership roles. These roles range from Head Boy - which I was lucky enough to receive as my leadership position - to Cultural Captain, House Captain of one of four houses and House Prefect. Each role provides an opportunity to make an impact on the school in a positive way by leading various groups and activities. You are able to discuss issues with your peers and put forward ideas and suggestions. It is an excellent way to have a say on matters of school policy and activities which take place within the school. The roles also give you a great opportunity to earn some essential life skills, including public speaking, leading teams, organising events and supporting teachers and students.
Boston Grammar School Sixth Form is a vibrant and dynamic place to learn and study. It provides an excellent opportunity for self-motivation and development. I am proud to serve the school as Head Boy and would encourage you to choose this school as your Sixth Form provider.
Coming to a new school can feel daunting, with a crowd of unfamiliar faces, and with A-levels being tougher than ever. However, this was made easier at Boston Grammar School, with the support of caring staff, who endeavour to make the transition as seamless as possible.
Having joined Boston Grammar School as a new student in Sixth Form, I was a little daunted by the history and traditions of this well respected school. However, I was able to overcome this quickly thanks to the staff and my peers and begin my Sixth Form journey.
I’m sure you’ve all heard that A-Levels are a huge step up from GCSE’s and I have to say, this is incredibly true. As you adjust to Sixth Form life and settle into your A-level subjects, it is important to remember that you should also be doing plenty of work at home and during your study periods. Effective use of study periods is absolutely imperative to success!
The opportunities here are extensive and offer something for everyone. Education is not just about final grades; it is about the experiences that you accumulate. All universities and future employers are keen to see that you have developed into a well-rounded, employable person. I implore you to take advantage of as many opportunities as you can from those you are presented with.
Boston Grammar School prides itself on CARE (Care, Achievement, Respect and Excellence). I can honestly say I have experienced every element of this during my time at BGS. These values are central to everything that we do as a Sixth Form community.
As well as engaging lessons, there are opportunities to develop your own skills outside of the classroom. I was fortunate enough to be appointed to the role of Head Girl, where I am supported by a marvellous team of Prefects and Senior Captains. Being the Head Girl has provided me with numerous experiences, such as giving a speech at Charter Day, a tradition that goes back over many years. Coming to Boston Grammar School has made me strive to be the best that I can be.
Boston Grammar School is certainly encouraging and allowing me to achieve my potential. I hope this will be the case for you.Head Girl