Welcome to King Ecgbert
The Sixth Form provides more than a learning environment – it is a place where students are encouraged to realise their full potential and become confident, independent and responsible citizens. We aim to equip students with the ability to go out into the adult world with the necessary skills to succeed. It is a unique journey for all of them as they choose their future direction and begin to realise their goals. It is a privilege to be a part of this journey and we encourage and foster these dreams at every step.
Subject teachers will stretch and challenge students and, in return, they will expect students to give their best. Students benefit from regular one-to-one reviews, annual parents’ evenings and half termly family monitoring data.
Form Tutors act as mentors and help to guide students through their transition into the Sixth Form, assist with the development of good study skills and time management and offer advice on university or job applications and interview skills.
King Ecgbert School is situated in Dore, on the SW edge of the city. It is served by the 97 & 98 bus to Totley Brook from the city centre along Abbeydale Road, and the 81 and 82 bus to Dore along Ecclesall Road. It is one mile from Dore railway station. The school offers a wide range of subjects at Level 3, both A Level and BTEC and core maths. Please note we do not offer any Level 2 qualifications. There is a well established set of monitoring and support procedures for 6th form students.
We believe it is important that students are encouraged to take part in activities that give them wider experiences beyond the classroom. Young people today need to demonstrate that they are reliable, mature and responsible citizens.
We value the contribution that Sixth Form students can make to the whole school community by acting as role models and offering their support to younger pupils, as well as being good ambassadors for the school within the wider community.
The enrichment activities and responsibilities that we offer broaden students’ skills, give them confidence, demonstrate their maturity and can impress university admission tutors and employers.
The learning environment for Sixth Form students allows them to work independently as well as under the guidance of our specialist teachers. Our job is to prepare them for the challenge of University, or the world of work. Being independent is an essential skill that students will develop during their journey with us.
We are currently building a dedicated sixth form block which will be for the sole use of our sixth form community. This quiet learning resource area will be open throughout the day and after school for the use of sixth form students as they work hard to complete homework and coursework. Each week student will be timetabled to use this room for support, advice and guidance. In addition to this modern learning environment sixth form students benefit from a private common room for relaxing and socialising. This facility currently has plans for future expansion to include a café.
Students have full access to the school library and its comprehensive careers section. There are specialist teaching areas for all subjects and all classrooms have interactive whiteboards. There are seven computer rooms and most classrooms have access to computers. Laptops (networked and with internet) are available throughout the school. Students are encouraged to bring their own devices so that they can access their school work throughout all areas of school.
Facilities also include a state-of-the-art Music Suite equipped with Cubase and Sibelius 5 programmes, a high-tech Recording Studio, a Drama Performance Room and Studio as well as a large, integrated Art and Design & Technology Suite.
Sports facilities include two sports halls, tennis courts and playing fields. We are delighted to announce the arrival of our 4G state of the art astroturf.
Our location close to the Peak District gives us the opportunity to provide outdoor education activities such as climbing, abseiling, cycling and water-skiing. There are weekend visits further afield and an annual ski trip abroad.
The Sixth Form Committee, chaired by the Head Boy, Head Girl and their deputies, also organises a range of events including sports matches, charity events and social occasions.
The 6th Form pastoral team include form tutors who work with you to guide you through school life happily and successfully. We support students by regular mentoring sessions, progress reviews and careers and further education guidance. We have a dedicated dyslexic support service.
We provide challenging and inspiring opportunities for students.
Our exam results are consistently above national average, with the majority of our students gaining or exceeding their expected grades. Our three year average is 60% of our A Level students achieving A*-B demonstrating continued and outstanding results. This year our outgoing Y13 A level students achieved a phenomenal 59% A*-B and our BTEC students achieved 76% D*-M. This puts the school in the top 10% of all schools nationally and incredible and yearly pattern we are VERY proud of. We are incredibly proud of every single student in our sixth form and what they have achieved. With most of our students progressing onto Higher Education at top Russel Group Universities or at hugely competitive higher level apprenticeships such as Rolls Royce. We have a plethora of courses and careers that our students’ progress onto showing how supported their own and each unique story is.
How to apply
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