Students complete A Levels and BTECs alongside the EPQ. They become active members of their communities – leaving a legacy and instilling volunteering which continues into adulthood.
Sixth Form Academic
Finding the right path
Our SIX+ programme is designed to support your success and equip you with the skills needed not only at A Level, but well beyond.
- Academics: Excel and innovate – become the architects of your own future.
- Perspectives: Get connected – collaborate to make a difference.
- Electives: Push the boundaries – make it happen.
The best advice we can give is for you to be ambitious about your future and to work hard now.
Our aim is not to mould you into any particular future version of yourself but to give you the experiences and opportunities you need to recognise and define your own pathway. Our students strive to be the best that they can be and we are delighted to be able to support them in doing so. In 2023, Norwich High Sixth Form was ranked 54th in the country national ranking based on our A Level results.
A Level Mindset and VESPA
We have a very experienced tutor team who work closely with pupils throughout your time in the Sixth Form. Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth students are placed together in small tutor groups, enabling you to socialise and share ideas and experience with your peers. Tutors get to know each tutee well, providing coaching and mentoring on a one-to-one basis.
We use A Level Mindset, which is a form of coaching and is applied to groups but also in meetings with individuals.
We also use the VESPA model as a tool to help tutor students in the Sixth Form:
VESPA is particularly helpful in getting straight to the heart of an issue, identifying the problems and suggesting strategies to make improvements. Tutors will use VESPA to help structure their meetings with students.
Girls’ Day School Trust
Through our family of GDST schools, we gain a competitive advantage: for instance securing excellent, inspiring and broad ranging speakers. GDST Life is an online community, providing collaborative opportunities between Sixth Formers with similar interests; and through GDST Rungway, we have a platform that can harness the advice of thousands of alumnae.
The GDST Alumnae Network is also a wonderful resource of over 100,000 GDST ‘old girls’. In addition the GDST runs university preparation days and industry ‘Insight Days’, and colleagues from universities provide advice on preparing strong applications, student finance and other professionals provide sessions on gap years, apprenticeships and more. We also provide sessions on CV writing, building an online profile and interview techniques as well as individual careers interviews with an accredited professional.Find out more about the GDST