Joining the Sixth Form
16-19 Study Programmes at Tring School
We offer a range of A Levels and BTECs that offer students breadth and depth; these are structured and challenging programmes of study that support development and progression in line with students’ future plans. All provision is delivered face to face with students attending school every day during term time.
All students will study a minimum of 3 A Levels/BTECs or Applied A Levels or a combination of these qualifications.These count as substantial qualifications. This is agreed by the student and the school and will remain unchanged throughout the year. Exceptions will be made if a student finds they have made the wrong choice and wishes to transfer. Students have 4 weeks to transfer to another programme following enrolment if they wish to.
Each study programme is full time with a minimum of 580 planned hours. This includes the A Level study programme or equivalent along with extension/development or non qualification activity such as the EPQ, work experience, tutorials, study skills, life skills, and electives that develop students’ broader skills, character, attitudes and confidence.
Through our Life Skills programme, students gain real experience and knowledge of the workplace in order to enhance their employability skills. This includes a programme of work shadowing which gives students the opportunity to develop their career choices and apply their skills in working conditions. Work experience is also gained through a range of work related activity; this includes for example student enterprise activities, social action projects, volunteering as lesson ambassadors.
Our Life Skills programme also supports students in understanding what healthy, respectful relationships look like and seeks to develop their knowledge, confidence and attitudes around relationships and sex.
If a student has not achieved a GCSE Grade 4 in English and Maths, they will be required to study these subjects at this level as part of their study programme. We also offer Level 3 Maths.
The 16-19 tuition fund is used to support those students who have not achieved a Grade 6 in English and Maths at age 16 and our disadvantaged students. Students with SEND are given the support they need to access their programmes of study.
The Head Student Team have produced a fantastic podcast series for new students to hear about subjects available in our Sixth Form.
Sixth Form Subjects at Tring School
Sixth Form Open Evening
We are excited to welcome you to our Open Evening on 11 October 2023 between 6-8pm. The evening is for Year 11 students, along with their parents/carers, and will provide you with a clear overview of Tring School Sixth Form and the programme of study available.
The evening will include a welcome presentation from the Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form in the Desborough Hall, as well as a subject fair around the school, where there will then be opportunities to speak with subject teachers and student representatives from every A Level and BTEC course we offer.
We are inviting Ascott & Claydon students to attend the 6pm welcome talk and Halton & Waddesdon students to attend the 7pm welcome talk. External students may choose which time best suits them.
All students are welcome to explore the subject fair at their leisure between 6-8pm.
The following information is available in the folder at the bottom of this page:
- Calculating your Total Point Score (TPS)
- Determined Admission Policies
- Entrance Criteria
- Sixth Form Welcome Booklet (to be added Monday 2 October)