Rainham Sixth Admissions for September 2018

Year 11 marks a very important stage in your education – this is a time when you need to plan carefully for your future. This prospectus provides you with information about what we can offer you in our sixth Form and we very much look forward to the majority of your year group remaining with us.

I am delighted to report that last year’s A Level results were our best ever. 17% of all grades were A-A*, with our value added showing students achieving 1/3 of a grade higher in academic subjects and 1 1/5 grades higher in vocational subjects when compared to the national average. Students also achieved 21 A*-A grades in some of the most challenging academic subjects we offer. Our sixth form is ever expanding and is oversubscribed as a result of breadth of subjects and the quality of teaching on offer.

Our ethos of excellence is reflected in our broad curriculum offer and I am sure that there will be a combination of courses to suit you. This includes the wide range of academic and applied courses as well as our comprehensive guidance around work experience and employability. Support for sixth form students is distinctively different to the main school, but does reflect the same rigour and embedded high expectations.

To help you make your decisions you need to have a clear view of the options available based upon predictions of what grades you are likely to achieve in your GCSEs and vocational courses. Think about the areas of the curriculum you enjoy, those that interest you, those in which you have a talent and where you achieve success. If you have a particular career in mind you should research the qualifications required and consider whether it will be possible for you to achieve these. If you do not have an idea of a future career at present, aim for a range of options that will allow you flexibility for the future. Seek advice so that your choices are made on the basis of research and knowledge.

Last year Rainham Sixth proved to be a very popular choice with students both internal and external to RSG and we would recommend that you ensure your application is handed in before the deadline. Successful applicants will be given a conditional offer and a prospective guidance meeting.  If applicants are unsuccessful at that initial stage, we operate a waiting list system that is updated regularly to ensure committed applicants are given every chance to join us. Once an application has been made eligible students will be invited to a guidance meeting where your choices will be discussed and we will advise you on its suitability for you. Late applications will be considered, however they are subject to places being available on the courses chosen.

Rainham Sixth offers students an outstanding learning experience, within a supportive environment. Just as the school expects a great deal from you, so you in turn can expect the maximum help from us. I wish you every success in your application and look forward to working with you.

Applications to the Rainham Sixth should be made using the paper application form in the prospectus or by downloading an application form from the website. For 2018, we are not using UCAS Progress for our own applications, although a link on the website is available for students applying to other institutions.