Testimonials

Lucy:

Lucy achieved grades ABB at A-level and has gone on to train as a primary school teacher:

'6th form truly was one of the best experiences I have had! Throughout my two years I became so much more independent and mature as you're treated like a young adult. There was so much to get involved in for example, RAG week, debating competitions, trips out, prom etc, it really felt like its own little community. I already had a positive relationship with most of the teachers there which made the work seem much easier, and the 6th form team really do whatever they can to help you get where you want to be. Mr Gaskell and the rest of the team listened to what I wanted to do and helped me achieve it, not just academically but life after 6th form as well. A levels are something you really have to put your all into, and doing them at 6th form meant I had the good teaching and support to do well. I would advise anyone leaving Year 11 to go into 6th form and take part in everything you can, because you will certainly regret it if you don't.'

Ismail:

Ismail graduated from the sixth form with AAB grades and an A* in the Extended Project before going up to the University of York to read Psychology. Ismail made the most of the enrichment opportunities the sixth form offers:

‘I know that you want your students to leave as better people who will go on to lead rewarding lives, and wanted to let you know that you’re succeeding’

Amy:

Amy achieved 4 A grades in Year 12 and has received an offer for a place to read Law at what, according to the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, is the 2nd best university in the world. Good luck in 2016 Amy: 

‘The King Alfred 6th Form enabled me to prepare very well for university. I have had amazing support throughout my time here, especially during the university application process, including one-on-one interview preparation. The extra-curricular opportunities at the King Alfred 6th Form have enabled me to write a personal statement that displays the super-curricular commitment to my chosen university course. The Bar Mock Trial competition and Pathways to Law programme have provided me with relevant experience for pursuing a degree in law, they have even allowed me to receive reduced offers into certain Russell Group universities. Furthermore, the opportunity to do an EPQ has allowed me to specialise on a Law related topic and display that I have the skills necessary for a degree level education. The King Alfred 6th Form has allowed me to do all this whilst getting a great education with support from all of my teachers’

 

 

Kelly:

Kelly graduated from the sixth form with grades ABB and an A in the Extended Project before reading Psychology at Cardiff University, achieving a 2.1. Kelly now works for the RSPCA but looks back fondly on her time in the sixth form:

‘I honestly believe sixth form has been the best thing I have ever done (educationally) and don't think I would be where I am now without it'.

Alice:

Alice achieved fantastic results due to an excellent work ethic and effective time-management as she also competed internationally for Monarchs Gymnastics Club while studying for her A levels: 

‘I studied Maths, Chemistry and German at The King Alfred School Sixth Form and achieved 2A* grades which helped secure my place at Exeter University to study Mathematics. I cannot thank the staff enough for all their hard work and support they gave me to be able to transform a C grade at AS level to an A* at A2; this included extra Chemistry tuition arranged by the school at the University of Bristol. The Sixth Form also gave me amazing opportunities like taking part in the `Pathways to Law’ scheme at Exeter University. Although I had a change of career plan, this scheme helped me to receive a lower offer from my top choice university. Without the support and guidance from the Sixth form, I don’t believe I would be where I am today’