The Sixth Form at Seaford College
We are extremely proud of the ethos of our Sixth Form and the quality of A-Level teaching. We have a vibrant, purposeful and happy Sixth Form which consists of over 140 students. Whilst the majority are from the UK, we have a significant number from Europe and also a few from Asia. Our A-level success rate continues to rise: this summer we achieved 14% A* grades and 34% A*/A grades, with our top three candidates gaining 965, 830 and 750 UCAS points (at A-level at A* grade is worth 140 UCAS points).
We offer over 25 A-level subjects, plus a number of post-16 extension courses, including Pre-U Global Perspectives, Pre-U Economics, Pre-U Chemistry and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). All these courses have helped to improve the success-rate for our applicants to Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities.
Seaford sees its Sixth Form very much as a transitional stage between school and university or the workplace and treats its students as young adults. They have their own social centre called The Hollington Centre which has facilities for individual study, a coffee bar with internet cafe, a lounge area and several classrooms where subjects such as Economics, Business Studies, Media Studies and Politics are taught. The Sixth Form Centre is much enjoyed by all Sixth Formers and each student is cared for and mentored within the framework of a small and supportive Tutor Group. The Tutor is also responsible for providing individual help and guidance with higher education and career choices.
In our last school inspection, the inspectors commented that “The quality of relationships between staff and pupils and among pupils is excellent in the Sixth Form. Pupils speak highly of their teachers in all aspects of school life and believe that teachers genuinely care about their well-being.” Teachers make themselves available outside of the formal timetable to any students needing guidance. Informal tutorials are regularly to be observed in the boarding houses, for day students as well as boarders, and have a profound effect on results. Many of our Sixth Form choose to board for their final year, often to take full advantage of the teaching resources and the strong work ethic that prevails amongst the sixth form.