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Welcome to Sir William Ramsay School


In these changing times, young people who are qualified find themselves in a more advantageous position when applying for a place in Higher Education, apprenticeships or the workplace. Sir William Ramsay School Sixth Form prides itself on the support given to students through tutor time and the ‘Future Options’ Programme. During ‘Future Options’ week we work in conjunction with a number of external agencies and professionals to advise and support students with their future plans.

You will receive all the support expected of a school Sixth Form with some specific benefits:

  • Mainly smaller teaching groups with individual support from specialist teachers
  • Progress reports, monitoring and tracking and tutoring
  • Independent wider learning opportunities
  • Opportunities to take on school leadership roles and responsibilities
  • A school with an excellent record of University entrance
  • ‘Future Options’ week offering specific help with applying for apprenticeships, jobs and university

Students benefit from reports issued every term. In addition a support network including monitoring, tracking and academic mentoring means that staff, parents, carers and students are regularly updated on progress made within subjects. Private study is supervised by Tutors or our full-time Learning Mentor for Sixth Form. The Sixth Form Team hold regular interviews with students to set and review targets and, if necessary, tackle any underachievement issues during Academic Review Days and Parents’ Evenings.

About us

We are an Arts College Status Secondary Modern School in the Hazlemere area of High Wycombe. Our current student numbers are above 1000 with approximately 150 sixth form students. SWR is a close knit community and every year group is involved in school activities. We offer over 30 course at BTEC, AS Level and A2 Levels, with an emphasis on the Arts. In 2006 construction work was completed on a new Performing Arts Building which houses ; an 800 seated Performing Arts Theatre with top of the range lighting and sound systems a dance studio with changing rooms six classrooms for Drama, Dance, Music, Media Studies and Modern Foreign Languages and four designated music practice rooms. We are currently undergoing construction of a new sixth form block which will include a redeisgn of the common room, new classrooms and a study room. Sixth formers do not have a uniform but do follow a dresscode of smart casual clothing.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Sir William Ramsay School directly.

Last updated date: 23 April 2015
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