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Rye St Antony Sixth Form - A World of Opportunities

Welcome to Rye St Antony Sixth Form

Sixth Form is the most exciting but also challenging two years of a student’s educational life – a time to specialise, prepare for further education and consider career choices. It is also a time when lifelong friendships are made, community ties are strengthened and personal development is more important than ever.

It is vital that students in these crucial years make the right choice of AS and A Level subjects for them, that will cater for their specific needs and aspirations. At Rye St Antony we believe our Sixth Form offers something unique for Oxford – our students receive personal attention that is second to none within their own purpose built surroundings set in the school’s wonderful 12 acre grounds and woodlands. Here they are given endless opportunities to learn, question, push the boundaries, socialise and play an active and important part in the whole school community.

When our Sixth Form girls aren’t studying or engaged in their very active social life, you might find them helping out in the school Nursery, running a school club, directing a play starring younger pupils or organising a charity event.

Girls choose Rye St Antony for Sixth Form, not just for the excellent academic and teaching programme, but because we also actively encourage them to flourish as well-rounded citizens who take away with them so much more than good A Level results. Our girls leave Sixth Form with the personal and intellectual skills needed to make an important contribution to the world, whatever career they choose.

When a high percentage of employers say they require candidates to possess much-needed soft skills such as empathy, courtesy, leadership, problem-solving and communication, our Sixth Form helps girls to prepare for the outside world within a happy and stimulating environment. As well as offering excellent academic support, we actively help pupils with work experience placements, careers guidance and those all-important University choices through our dedicated team of Sixth Form advisers.

We expect our girls to take on responsibilities and leadership roles and all are encouraged to take part in whole school activities from helping to organise public events to producing and directing the annual Christmas Pantomime.

Between studying for AS and A Levels and immersing themselves in the busy school community, our girls still find time for an active and interesting social life. From attending life drawing classes, theatre and cinema trips to festivals, concerts, balls and events, the social ‘whirl’ is an important ingredient to a fulfilling and happy two years at Rye Sixth Form. Community and voluntary work is important too, with many girls working with local charities such as Oxfam, The Porch and Helen and Douglas House.

Rye girls leave as fantastic ambassadors for the school, remembering fondly their time here and ready to begin a promising future in whatever field they choose.

We welcome visitors to the Sixth Form at any time – so do come and see us soon. You will find a welcoming and happy atmosphere on any day of the week and our Sixth Formers would love to show you around.

Joanne Croft

Head of Sixth Form

A whopper 98% of girls go to their chosen university, including the Russell Group universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Leeds, Sheffield and St. Andrews.
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