Life at QEGS Sixth Form
The ethos of QEGS Sixth Form is one of high expectations and achievement so that all students reach their full potential in a supportive environment. At our Sixth Form, students flourish as confident, intelligent, resilient and ambitious young adults. Equal importance is placed on both academic achievement and personal development. As well as being the final stage of the school journey for QEGS Year 11 students, we offer the perfect setting for new students to join us in the Sixth Form.
We ensure a smooth transition from Year 11 into the Sixth Form so that students become independent learners with highly effective study skills. Our Sixth Formers are excellent role models for the younger students. They are encouraged to make the most of the wide variety of leadership and co curricular opportunities available to them. QEGS Sixth Form students achieve outstanding results. With expert support from teaching staff and the Sixth Form team, they are able to progress to their chosen universities, apprenticeships and careers.
The Sixth Form benefits from being close to the amenities of High Barnet as well as excellent transport links via London Underground (Northern Line), New Barnet Railway Station and multiple bus routes that stop directly outside the school.
Sixth Form Facilities
We have a wide range of facilities specifically for Sixth Form students.
- Cafe - Open throughout the day serving a selection of hot and cold food and drinks
- Common Room - The heart of the sixth form community where students meet, study and connect
- Study Centre - A dedicated resource and study centre attached to the library, geared to the needs and demands of Sixth Form students
- Dedicated Art Studios - Two extensive studios with excellent natural light and an individual workspace for every art student
- Fitness Suite - Well equipped gym and mirrored dance studio
- Dedicated Sixth Form Classrooms - Including laboratories and workshops
Being part of a school community provides students with a wealth of leadership opportunities. The best leaders lead by example and this is what we expect of all the sixth form students. Below is a selection of the roles available to our sixth form students.
- Head Girl, Deputies Head Girls
- Sixth Form Officers - Equality, Health & Wellbeing, Charity, Sustainability, Media & STEM
- Head of House and Deputy Head of House (we have 7 Houses across the school community)
- Sixth Form Librarians
- School Council Sixth Form Representatives
- Leading and running Clubs, Events and Societies
- Mentoring Key Stage 3 and 4 students
- Offering learning support in Key Stage 3 and 4 lessons
- Reading Buddies for Year 7 students
Grace - Head Girl
It is an honour to be able to carry out the role of Head Girl this year at QEGS. Currently, I am studying A levels in History, Politics and Sociology and I aim to go on to pursue Politics and International Relations at University next year. The prospect of representing the school, bringing new ideas - both that of my peers, as well as my own - to the table and leading the student body is incredibly exciting, and I am looking forward to the year ahead. As our lives slowly go back to normal, I am aiming to reintroduce extracurricular clubs and activities, ranging from sports clubs to student-led study sessions, organising them with the rest of the sixth form team. Over the past 7 years at QEGS, my school journey has helped me become the confident, friendly and dedicated student I am today. I can say without a doubt that I have loved every minute of my time at school; the encouragement, dedication and motivation from the teachers on top of the warm school spirit makes learning an easy and enjoyable experience. QEGS embraces everyone and supports all students no matter their aspirations, ensuring everyone feels confident within their academic lives. Outside my studies, I have an interest in music, which I deepen through playing the piano. I also volunteer at my local scout group, as a young leader, which I have found useful in developing both communication and leadership skills. As Head Girl, I hope to inspire pupils to support one another, work hard and ultimately always try their best.
Lily - Deputy Head Girl
I am honoured and proud to be a Deputy Head Girl at QEGS. It has honestly been such an eventful journey. I am currently studying Psychology, Sociology and Drama and Theatre Studies at QEGS. I am planning to apply to apprenticeships such as Human Resources next year into big corporations like BBC and SKY. I am looking forward to all the upcoming events that we have planned here at QEGS, as due to unfortunate events in the past year, we were unable to go ahead with them. Apart from my studies, I am a keen fitness enthusiast that adores certain sports for example boxing, and as we are such a diverse school, I love to educate myself on other cultures. The teaching staff have always been amazing and encourage me to achieve all of my goals and I can honestly say it has been a privilege to be a part of the QEGS family.
Trixie - Deputy Head Girl
I am currently studying Drama and Theatre Studies, English Literature and Spanish at QEGS Sixth Form. I am planning to read Spanish at University or go to Drama School next year. Aside from my studies, I love to get outdoors and am a keen artist and photographer. Throughout my school career at QEGS, I have loved being fully immersed in the wealth of enriching extracurricular activities: learning, growing and finding my strengths as well as some incredible friends. Feeling a part of the wider school community is really important to me, having been a part of the school council and running the KS3 art club. After the challenges of the last few years, the prospect of reuniting as a close-knit body of staff and students, striving to achieve the very best we can is truly exciting. It has been a great privilege to be a part of the QEGS family, and I am honoured to take on the role of Deputy Head Girl.
Beyond the taught curriculum
As well as studying your chosen subjects it is vital during your time with us that you immerse yourself in a wide range of activities. We offer many extra-curricular and super curricular opportunities together with day and residential visits.
|Super curricular - going beyond the curriculum of your subject areas||Sixth Form Trips|
|Senior Football||MOOCs||Theatre Trips|
|Senior Netball||QEGS Masterclasses||Biology Residential Field Trip|
|Duke of Edinburgh Award||Geography Lectures||Geography Residential Field Trip|
|Bollywood Dance Club||Philosophy and Ethics Club||Thomas Hardy Residential Trip|
|Eco Council||Spanish Debate Club||British Library|
|RSE Club||Maths Club||Art Galleries|
|Golf Club||Oxbridge and Medicine Programme||Visiting the Public Galleries at The Old Bailey|
|LAMDA||The Big Bang Competition||London Zoo|
|Art Leaders||Maths and Science Olympiads||Careers and Business Experience at Facebook and EY Head Offices|
|Orchestra/ Jazz Band||Sixth Form Debates||Networking Events in Central London|
|Ukulele & Guitar Club||Collaborations with other schools||Student Conferences collaborating with students from across London|
|Senior Choir||UCAS Conference|
|Inter House Competitions||Languages Exchange Programme|
|Organisations that we collaborate with:|
|Year 12 Careers Accelerator Mentoring Scheme|
|Creative Mentor Network|
|Women of the Future|
|Royal Academy attRAct Programme|
|BFI Film Academy|
|The Money Charity|
|National Citizen Service (NCS)|
|The RAP Foundation|
|Royal Free Hospital Volunteering Programme|
We focus on good mental health and wellbeing throughout the two years to support students to rise to any challenges they face. We encourage students to take part in the extra curricular and super curricular activities to support their mental and physical health. We also offer further support if needed.
- Oxford University Myriad Mindfulness Techniques delivered to all students
- Wellbeing Days covering topics such as consent, healthy relationships, women's health and self defence
- Active Form Times - Making the most of the extensive and beautiful school grounds
- Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist available on site two days per week
Kooth - all students are encouraged to sign up to Kooth, an online support service which can be used outside school www.kooth.com
Financial support is available to eligible students via the 16 to 19 bursary fund. The fund is intended to support students aged 16 to 19 in overcoming specific financial barriers to participation in education. There are two types of 16 to 19 bursaries:
- Bursaries for defined vulnerable groups; and
- Discretionary bursaries
We use the fund to provide students with support to fund:
- Field trips and other course-related costs
- The costs of attending university interviews and open days
- Specialist clothing (such as protective overalls, for example)