Our Sixth Form
With a wide choice of A Level subjects and small class sizes, every girl can be ambitious in her studies while receiving outstanding personal support and gaining the confidence to excel.
We have an excellent track record of girls gaining places at their first choice University, indeed 78% achieved their first place in 2018. This is underpinned by extensive careers advice, a wealth of educational trips, and a comprehensive programme of guidance.
61% of our 2018 leavers taking up places at university secured places at prestigious Russell Group universities such as Edinburgh, Durham and King’s College London, with 14% taking up places at Oxford and Cambridge. In 2018 we also had two leavers taking up prestigious apprenticeships, an engineering apprenticeship with Rolls Royce and an accounting apprenticeship with Larkin Gowen.
A high proportion of our students complete the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), giving them the opportunity to extend their abilities beyond the A Level syllabus and stand out when preparing for university and careers.
Based in a superb, spacious, modern environment, girls can commit to their learning, but also relax in a space where they can socialise and have fun with new friends.
Every girl has the chance to contribute to the wider school community, with an abundance of leadership and mentoring roles. They also have unrivalled access to our network of over 70,000 GDST Alumnae who will provide support, mentoring and invaluable work experience placements. Our alumnae are always pleased to return to share their experience and knowledge gained since leaving the Sixth Form.
An extensive selection of Music, Drama and Sport opportunities is available to all Sixth Formers, as well as our outstanding Enrichment programme. This includes a full Activities programme for our older girls where they can engage in rewarding community projects, work on creative projects and get active.
10 great reasons
to study A Levels
at the Norwich
High Sixth Form
Small class sizes with a large choice of subjects.
Our wide choice of A Level subjects and small class sizes allows each girl to be ambitious in her studies while receiving outstanding support and gaining the confidence to excel.
Our 25 A Levels include subjects such as Computing, Classical Civilisation, Fine Art and Spanish.
Gaining first choice university places.
We have an excellent track record of girls gaining first choice places at their chosen University, underpinned by extensive careers advice, a wealth of educational trips, and a comprehensive programme of guidance. Several of our girls progress to Oxbridge and Russell Group institutions.
Opportunities to lead and contribute.
Every girl has the chance to contribute to the wider school community, with an abundance of leadership and mentoring roles. Opportunities include becoming a school captain for areas such as Music, Sport, Drama or Charity, joining the Head Girl team or leading a steering group.
Space to study and socialise.
With an airy and spacious common room with kitchen and balcony, sixth formers are able to enjoy their own space and a high level of independence.
The girls also have their own café,
careers suite and private garden, and are encouraged to create their own clubs and groups to enjoy in these spaces.
The best enrichment opportunities.
An extensive selection of Music, Drama and Sport opportunities are available to all girls, as well as our outstanding Societies programme which offers diverse and challenging content.
We also offer a full Activities programme which enables girls to engage in rewarding community and wellbeing projects.
A perfect setting for learning.
Girls are based in a superb, modern environment, designed to maximise space and light, creating a stimulating working environment for all.
Modern teaching areas with a variety of technologies and formats enhance lessons and study time. The Sixth Form Centre also provides a variety of areas for informal study groups to meet, including a dedicated lecture hall.
Outstanding facilities for all to use
Our single site allows all girls to have access to a diverse range of excellent facilities including:
A pioneering education.
All of our Sixth Formers are provided with their own iPad and full technical support. Not only are these used considerably within the classroom, but also enable each girl to continue this work independently and efficiently.
Our school continues to deliver innovative and forward-thinking approaches to the education which we provide to all girls.
An expansive support network.
All girls have unrivalled access to our network of over 70,000 GDST Alumnae who will provide support, mentoring and invaluable work experience placements.
Our alumnae are always pleased to return to share their experience and knowledge gained since leaving school.
New financial assistance available.
The GDST has now created bursary places for new girls with academic promise and a passion to succeed, to join our outstanding Senior School and Sixth Form for September 2018.
We are delighted by this news, and look forward to welcoming new girls to our Sixth Form this year.
Sixth Form Subjects
Our academic programme goes well beyond the A Level curriculum in order to provide a rich and varied set of learning opportunities to extend and enrich your time in the Sixth Form. We recommend that girls choose three of the following subjects when they join us – two that will help them progress on to the degree course they wish, and one to follow an additional passion they may have:
• Business Studies
• Drama and Theatre Studies
• Design Technology
• English Literature
• Extended Project Qualification
• General Studies
• Physical Education
• Politics and Government
• Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics)
Each girl in the Upper Sixth has the opportunity to do an extension class in a subject of their choice. This class runs for the entirety of the year and is an opportunity for Upper Sixth girls to study areas of interest beyond the confines of the curriculum.
By nature, these classes are small and the students in them have applied to read a related subject at university. They are designed to help bridge the gap between School and University study.
Norwich High School girls are renowned for their boundless energy and enthusiasm in all they undertake.
There is a wide range of opportunities for fun, adventure and challenge, with committed and enthusiastic teachers who help bring the curriculum to life. We are proud of our sense of community. Girls are expected to take responsibility, to consider others and pull together as a team.
Results and Awards
We are proud of everything our girls achieve, from outstandingly high and consistent A Level results to achieving exceptional and inspiring personal goals. Below are just a few highlights!
Our Norwich High Sixth Formers have achieved so much since leaving our school. Click on the links below to discover the universities our students have moved on to and learn about some of our amazing alumnae.
A Level Results 2018
50% A*-A / 73% A*-B / 88% A*-C
A Level Results 2017
51% A*-A / 75% A*-B / 90% A*-C
A Level Results 2016
43% A*-A / 77% A*-B / 89% A*-C
A Level Results 2015
68% A*-A / 89% A*-B / 99% A*-C
We recognise the investment parents make in their daughters’ education and are pleased to be able to offer such competitive rates.
It is our aim to offer affordability and excellence – the best start for your daughter and the best value for you.
We operate on a three term academic year. The fees exclude lunches.
The fees for the school year from September 2019 to August 2020 is as follows.
£1,249.50 per month
(over 12 months)
or £4,998 per term
(three terms per year)*
This can be paid over 12 months,
or as three termly instalments
Every year, Norwich High School welcomes applicants to our Senior School and Sixth Form to apply for a scholarship. We are looking to reward girls who show exceptional ability and potential in a number of disciplines.
Scholarships are awarded on merit and are available to girls entering Upper III (Year 7), Upper IV (Year 9) and Lower VI (Year 12). Successful applicants will remain Scholars throughout their time at Norwich High School.
Applications for scholarships should be submitted in the Autumn Term prior to your daughter’s year of entry.
Bursaries also take into account academic merit and are means-tested according to parental income.
Most bursaries for full fees will be awarded to girls from families with a total income of less than £35,000 and with no capital assets other than their home. Post entry bursaries can be considered at key stages, subject to budget. It is highly unlikely that a bursary would be awarded to a family whose annual income is greater than £85,000.
Bursaries for less than full fees will be awarded on a graded scale, according to parental income. Bursaries are reassessed annually.
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