Wetherby Senior School has welcomed its first cohort of sixth formers, marking the launch of its A-level offering and purpose-built facilities, including an IT suite, study space and contemporary common room area.
Headmaster Seth Bolderow explains: “We are incredibly excited about our new sixth form. We hope the boys build on their fantastic GCSE results and our aim is to ensure that students leave us ready for the next stage in their lives as confident, self-disciplined, independent and curious young men, but with a sense of personal and social responsibility.”
Sixth formers follow a course of three A-levels as well as the Extended Project Qualification. Boys can choose to study a fourth A-level, for example Further Maths.
“Nurturing and developing the sixth formers is our goal as we prepare them to face the challenges of the modern world. Small class sizes, dedicated teaching staff and excellent pastoral care, with each boy having a tutor to support and guide them through their final two years in school, will ensure that our sixth form pupils maintain momentum both in and out of the classroom,” Mr Bolderow added.
The sixth form enrichment programme features a series of thought-provoking talks delivered by teachers, guest speakers and the students themselves. Links with local girls’ schools, including Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park, also allow the sixth formers the chance to participate in additional co-curricular activities.