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We believe that our pupils' experience in Sixth Form should be different to that of their GCSE study. As boys mature into young men we seek to encourage them in self-discipline by giving them increased responsibility for their own education and raising their expectations. To become more human, to receive a rounded education, how much richer the sixth form school experience is when it is in the company of pupils from very different backgrounds to one’s own; as you journey across your sixth form career alongside boys from all over the World.
In recent years, the College has invested significantly in enhancing the sixth form experience: the Sixth Form Centre, the Sixth Form Study Hall and the Careers Department have been united in the heart of the original building to striking effect.
In the final two years, students will reduce the number of subjects studied to those in which they feel most highly motivated, and begin to think about their intended university courses and preparation for their future working lives. They will receive careful guidance from their Personal Tutor and the Careers Team.
Pupils wishing to re-enter, or join, Campbell College at Sixth Form must demonstrate through their GCSE results that they have the ability to attain 3 good passes at GCE A-Level. In order to be guaranteed entry to Year 13, students will require a minimum of 6 GCSE passes at A*-C, including GCSE English and Mathematics, and a minimum of 10 points*.
Students who do not reach this threshold but who attain 6 or more GCSE passes at A*- C grade, including GCSE English and Mathematics, and 8 or more GCSE points*, may be considered for Sixth Form Entry only if they have met or exceeded the Minimum Entry Requirements for three AS or BTEC subjects (see above). This will be at the discretion of the College and is subject to the applicant having a good record of attendance, punctuality and behaviour, and evidence of a strong work ethic in supporting references, either from Campbell College or from a previous school.
The time allocation for each subject is five hours per week in class plus a recommended minimum of five hours per week in private study. As a general rule, therefore, students should choose the subjects they enjoy and subjects that will complement future career ambitions.