Unmistakably Maplesden

A Sixth Form That Inspires

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Choosing the right place to study can be a hugely important decision for you to make. It can affect not only the next two years, but also your long-term future.

At Maplesden, our Sixth Form staff are passionate and supportive. If you join us you will study in a spirited, friendly, inspiring Sixth Form with excellent facilities.

We are committed to all our students and our goal is to ensure you get a high quality education and an experience that is not only unique, but truly rewarding too.

‘We are proud that students leaving Maplesden at the end of Year 13 are real ambassadors for the Sixth Form. The Maplesden name gets around and they are held in high esteem.’

Head of Sixth Form,
Tom Newcombe

Key Dates

Year 13 Parents Evening - 30th January 2020

Outstanding Facilities

The Sixth Form Study Area is a space reserved solely for the use of Sixth Form Students. The area is fully equipped with PCs and our full-time Sixth Form Student Manager is based in the Study Area and is always on hand when help is needed. There are no timetabled lessons in the Study Area, so it’s always available when you need it.

The Sixth Form Forum is another area completely reserved for Sixth Form use. This bright, modern space is the hub of the Sixth Form where Sixth Form students can relax and enjoy access to their own café. The recently refurbished Forum is also fully equipped with wall-mounted plasma televisions and access to music channels.

Many of the other excellent facilities you will access depend on the subjects you chose to study. If you choose to access a Sports related course you will benefit from use of a school fitness gym, sports hall and full size, flood lit 3G pitch of the highest grade. If you choose to access an Art related course you will benefit from access to five fully equipped Art studios and a state-of-the-art Photography dark room. Additionally, if you access Media and Film courses you will gain access to a suite of new Apple IMACS fully equipped with industry standard software, such as Final Cut Pro. You will also have priority access to the mini-cinema with HD Projector and Dolby Surround Sound.

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From the Students

"One of things the things that drew me to Maplesden was the range of courses on offer. I was able to access the subjects I wanted to study and received good advice that helped me keep my options open for the future"

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From the Students

"last year about 40% of Sixth Formers joined us from other schools and this is one of the things I love about Maplesden. You get to meet new people with different backgrounds and experiences and make brilliant new friends"

From Ofsted

"Sixth Form teaching is outstanding, augmented by good support and guidance from tutors
The Sixth Form is a real strength of the school"

From Ofsted

"Sixth Form teaching is outstanding, fostering in students a sense of curiosity and a real thirst for learning’"

Independence and Trust

In the Sixth Form you will enjoy far more freedom, independence and trust. Your relationships with teaching staff are far more relaxed and smaller class sizes allow a more personable approach. Sixth Form students benefit from study sessions on their timetable, giving them the freedom and responsibility of organising their time in a way that suits them, so that they can meet deadlines and complete work to the highest standard. For many of our students, Sixth Form is a stepping stone to university and this is reflected in our informal dress code.

Tracking and Support

You will take more personal responsibility for your own education and progress in Sixth Form, but we are fully aware that does not mean that you will no longer need support. We want you, and all Sixth Form students to reach their full potential in all their subjects, and for this to be possible a rigorous tracking and monitoring system is essential. Every student is closely tracked with regular subject reports showing progress towards their target grades. When students fall behind or need additional support a series of interventions promptly come into play including supervised study sessions, action plans and mentoring meetings. Our track record shows that these interventions work and students go on to get grades that reflect their potential.

What makes us so special?

Maplesden Sixth Form is recognised for the personal care and attention it offers each of its students. We know that the jump from GCSEs to A Levels is a big one and we also recognise that the pressures of coursework deadlines and exams looming can be overwhelming. That’s why we have a staff structure that ensures you can always get the support you need. Whether it’s informal support from your own form tutor, mentor or Sixth Form Student Manager, or guidance from our full time careers and further education advisor you need, the support is in place.