Sixth Form Life
One of the greatest strengths of Tolworth Sixth Form is our sense of community. We are delighted that over 85% of TGS students choose to stay with us for their post 16 studies and are rightly proud that we attract so many new students into our sixth form. We do all we can to ensure that everyone settles into the Sixth Form as quickly as possible. Teambuilding and social activities are organised throughout the academic year to help foster a sense of community. Sixth Form students readily take on positions of significant responsibility within school. At the end of year 12 students can apply to become School Officials; opportunities include becoming Head Boy, Head Girl, Chair of the Charity Committee and Public Relations Officer to name but a few. Students also have the opportunity of developing their skills and experiences further by working with younger members of the school community. This might include organising sports activities, supporting lower school lessons or working as peer mentors.
An essential part of life at Tolworth Sixth Form is giving students the opportunity to take part in an enrichment programme where they develop an individual profile of skills and experiences that will form part of their application for University, College or a future career.
The Enrichment programme is revised every year. A typical range of courses may include: First Aid, CSLA, Young Enterprise, Film Society, Salsa Dancing, Basic Construction skill, Fitness for sport and many others.
Tolworth Sixth Form offers many opportunities for students to enjoy sport; either in representative teams or simply for recreation and fitness. We have popular and well-established girls, boys and mixed teams which represent the Sixth Form at Football, Rugby and Basketball. Students are also entitled to a discounted rate that allows access to the extensive gym and leisure facilities at Tolworth Recreation Centre.
Throughout their time at Tolworth Sixth Form students receive expert guidance and assistance to help them make the right decisions to achieve their academic and career goals. Students complete a detailed tutorial programme which outlines the options available to them. The school works in collaboration with a number of Universities, Colleges and Employers to give students the best possible start to life after studying at Tolworth Sixth Form.
All students receive excellent, individual support in their applications to Higher Education or work. The personal nature of the support enables students to successfully apply to a variety of institutions, including Oxbridge. Students feel confident and well prepared when applying to some of the most competitive courses including Medicine, Law, English and History. We have highly skilled staff with huge experience of the university applications process. The vast majority of students receive the maximum 5 ‘offers’ from their chosen universities and most are accepted on to their ‘first choice’ of university course. The remainder successfully enter employment in a wide range of careers.