The two years spent in the Sixth Form at Hillcrest are stimulating, rewarding and enjoyable, and lay strong foundations for success in future life, both at university and beyond. Life in the Sixth Form at Hillcrest has its own distinct flavour and it comes with special privileges, opportunities and responsibilities.
These include a common room for students to relax, a study room for secluded study purposes as well as optional games disciplines and more.
Additional benefits include:
- Smaller classes
- Advanced and challenging academic work with fewer subjects and higher expectations of students standard of work
- Greater involvement in your year group’s school and social activities. Seniors are expected to take on responsibilities for suggesting and organising school activities
- Independence and a greater appreciation for time management with a number of private study periods and assignment deadlines with longer deadlines to work towards.
Sixth formers are reminded that seniority come with the opportunity to set an example – and are encouraged to make it worthwhile!
The Head of Sixth Form is responsible for all the senior students, overseeing academic progress and pastoral care. In addition to progressive academic guidance, the school is proud of its high standard of pastoral care.
Upon enrolment, each student is allocated a Form Tutor with whom they will register and liaise on a daily basis. The Form Tutor will provide on-going support and guidance throughout and will act as the first point of call for general or personal issues that may have an impact on academic progress. Tutors work closely with students, not only to improve understanding, but to help students build confidence and develop as socially responsible young people.
There is much to gain from, and give to, life in the Sixth Form. Within this mature and friendly environment, students are encouraged to develop a sense of independence and to take responsibility for everything including their studies. Above all the key element in a successful senior school career is openness and honesty; if experiencing pastoral or academic difficulties, or are behind with work deadlines, students are encouraged not to ‘suffer in silence’; but to talk to Tutors and subject teachers.