Sixth Form

Fitzharrys has a thriving Sixth Form

“We are really proud of our students, and delighted to see such significant improvement on last year’s results” said Jonathan Dennett, Fitzharrys Headteacher and Chair of the Abingdon Consortium. “This shows the strength of the collaboration across Abingdon, with everyone working together to share the best teaching, expertise and resources for the good of all our students in the town.”

As well as accessing a rich range of A Level courses, Fitzharrys Sixth Form students play an important part in their school as a whole. With good pastoral support and a recently renovated Sixth Form Centre with impressive facilities, Sixth Form students at Fitzharrys are set up to succeed. 

Fitzharrys is proud to be part of Abingdon Consortium for Education. ACfE is a unique partnership of three secondary schools and a Further Education College. We want every young person attending secondary school and college in Abingdon to have access to an outstanding education. The Abingdon Consortium works together to achieve these high standards across the town, transforming the life chances of our young people and strengthening our community.

Abingdon Consortium for Education works together so that every student benefits to create:

  • A rich range of resources, courses and experiences
  • A forum for sharing the very best teaching and learning expertise across Abingdon
  • A determination to support and challenge each other to do well as students, teachers, leaders and governors
  • A partnership that values every young person and learner
  • A brighter future for our community

Together we are passionate about the future of education in Abingdon. Together we are committed to collaborate to ensure that every student has access to high quality experiences and support, equipping them for their exciting futures. Together we are putting learning at the very heart of our community.

With over 170 students completing their A Levels, Abingdon Consortium for Education is the third biggest school Sixth Form in Oxfordshire. Alongside the range of courses offered by Abingdon and Witney College, the Consortium means that students in Abingdon and beyond have access to a broad range of qualifications and opportunities. The secondary schools also work closely with the Abingdon Primary Partnership.

 

 

Applying to Fitzharrys Sixth Form 

The application procedure

  • Application forms for students from Fitzharrys are available from your Tutor or Mrs Davis. The application form for external applicants can be found in the prospectus.

  • Please return your completed application to Mrs Davis as soon as you are able. Don’t worry if you are not 100% sure of your subject choices at this stage – this is not unusual, and there are opportunities to change your subject applications later. Apply as soon as you can or by the end of Term 3.

  • Your application will be acknowledged and you will be invited for a short interview (no more than 10 minutes) with a senior member of staff.  We will discuss your choices and how they fit in with your anticipated grades and your future aspirations for further study and a career. There will be the opportunity for you to ask questions.

  • You will receive an offer of a place at Fitzharrys Sixth Form subject to achieving the required entry qualifications.

Advice on choosing courses

Remember that your choice combination will determine the opportunities for further study and your career after A levels.  Time spent researching the entry requirements for particular university courses and careers is most certainly time well spent.  There are many good careers websites and the course search facility on the UCAS website is particularly useful as it allows you to find out which A levels are recommended for entry into specific university courses.  The Russell Group of universities also offer advice on good subjects and combinations if you are considering applying to one of them – search for ‘Russell Group Informed Choices’.  Or just google the career you might be interested in.  Subject information can be found on the ACfE website acfe.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from the relevant subject teachers at Fitzharrys.  We will also arrange an opportunity for you to talk to current A level students.  If you are unsure as to which teacher to speak to then please contact Mrs Davis who will be happy to advise you (adavis@fitzharrys.oxon.sch.uk).   Your form tutor, subject teachers and Mr Browne are all happy to talk to you.

Courses available at AS level 2016/2017

Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engish Language, English Literature, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, German, Government and Politics, Graphic Design, History, ICT (BTEC level 3), Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Performing Arts (Dance and Drama), Philosophy, Photography, PE and Sports Studies, Physics, Product Design, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Textile Design.

USEFUL LINKS
Abingdon Consortium for Education