Welcome to Teddington School
Welcome to Teddington Sixth Form. We are delighted you are taking the time to consider us as a place to continue your education.
This is a very exciting time in the history of Teddington Sixth Form. With a wide range of courses, inspiring teaching, strong support and an extensive enrichment programme, we are confident that our Sixth Form is large enough to offer you the choices you want, but small enough so you can thrive in a supportive and friendly environment. With our fantastic new Sixth Form Centre, a more adult relationship with staff and a greater degree of independence, it will also seem different enough so you feel you have moved on as an individual.
As a student at Teddington you will be expected to take responsibility for your own learning and demonstrate a committed and conscientious approach to your studies. However, whilst you are encouraged to become an independent learner, you will not be left on your own as your academic progress will be closely monitored to ensure you remain on track to realise your full potential.
Alongside high academic standards, we are also keen to focus on your personal development by placing a strong emphasis on involvement in extra-curricular activities. Whether this is participating in sports teams, enrichment activities, or assisting and leading others within the school and wider community, we want you to grasp the opportunities we present.
Please take time to invest in your future success by looking at the extensive range of courses and activities we will have on offer. We look forward to discussing your future in our sixth form community.
Our Vision and Values
The purpose of our sixth form is to be a centre of excellence in everything we do which is driven by the core principles of the whole school. Together, we work hard to develop and guide our young people to become good citizens and support them as they strive for academic success.
At Teddington we believe that:
- Learning is at the centre of everything we do; it creates opportunity and empowers us all to reach our potential
- Every person can succeed; together we know how to help each other in the right way
- Effort, enthusiasm, commitment and care are important; through these we can serve and enhance our school and community
At Teddington we strive for mutual respect and shared excellence in all that we do.
Integrity: Making the right decisions by following our shared values
Responsibility: Playing an active part in our learning, behaviour, environment and community
Endeavour: Working hard, showing pride and demonstrating commitment in everything we do
Innovation: Encouraging the discovery of new skills and concepts by taking risks so we explore and improve
Empathy: Nurturing our relationships through care and respect for each other and our willingness to have fun and succeed together
Choosing what to study after Year 11 is one of the most important decisions you will make and our sixth form curriculum has been designed to give you the opportunity to specialise or retain a breadth of choice. With over 22 different A level subjects to choose from there are lots of combinations to consider, although whichever subjects you choose we know you will be well prepared to access the best universities, high quality employment and the best apprenticeships. We expect the majority of students in Year 12 will begin by studying four A levels, although in Year 13 most students will continue with only three of their subjects.
In order for us to offer such a wide range of subjects at A level, Teddington Sixth Form will continue to work in close partnership with Waldegrave School as part of the Richmond Post 16 Partnership. This means a small number of our A level subjects being taught away from Teddington, in separate morning and afternoon sessions which allow students time to travel between sites.
Enrichment and Extra Curricular Activities
A key part of what makes sixth form life at Teddington so special are the wide range of academic and extra-curricular enrichment activities available for you to enjoy. Participating in such events will help enrich your learning and allow you to develop both academically and as an individual. Not only will they be enjoyable, rewarding and fun, but participation in such activities is also essential to support university and employment applications.
Examples of some of the opportunities which we offer are: competitive sports teams, music, drama & art events, the Duke of Edinburgh programme, guest speakers programme, subject based visits (both in the UK and overseas), subject based competitions, student conferences, residential courses (such as those through Villiers Park or The Sutton Trust), a sixth form committee, community service, a sixth form mentoring programme, university visits and conferences, mock interviews, Richmond Post 16 Partnership revision and master classes, social events, work experience.
Teaching and Learning
We understand that high attainment in the sixth form is crucial for onward progression, and that the foundation of this is built in the classroom. At Teddington we have a team of hard-working and inspirational teachers who will encourage you to become an independent thinker. Experts in their field and dedicated to their subject, our staff will have high expectations of you and will go the extra mile to deliver high quality, engaging lessons that create a love of learning. With small class sizes and a generous lesson allocation, we are confident our staff can give you the individual attention you need to help you achieve your goals.
Teddington is fortunate to have its own brand new Sixth Form Centre, which is a beautifully sculptured two storey building that sits opposite our cutting edge 11-16 school. Framed by soft curves, the building truly complements our main school building. We know you will be equally impressed with its facilities when you step inside. Fully equipped with a variety of modern teaching rooms and three large specialist science laboratories, we are able to offer students an exciting space in which to study. Although most sixth form lessons are taught here, three subjects are housed in the main building where sixth formers benefit from a bespoke space for Drama, a remodelled Art studio and a state of the art suite for Photography that contains 20 Apple Mac computers.
To enable independent learning the centre has its own study area with many computers for you to use and lots of space for you to work in. The building is also fully wireless so you can access the school system through your own devices. For convenience every sixth form student has their own locker.
Teddington Sixth Form provides a welcoming, caring and supportive environment in which students can develop their full potential and be prepared for higher education and the world beyond. Concerned with the well being of each individual, we place great emphasis on supporting both academic and personal development. Starting with the sixth form guidance interview, when we meet students to discuss course choices, our students are supported every step of the way. Each student is allocated a personal tutor who meets with them every day to offer academic and pastoral support. Students also benefit from a close relationship with the Sixth Form Leadership Team who are available to help support individual needs and who monitor student progress closely.
We expect the majority of our students to go on to their first choice university and we will provide clear guidance to assist students through the UCAS process, offering help with selecting the most appropriate university and with completing the UCAS application form. To facilitate this there will be a number of events to help students with decision making (UCAS Conventions, Open Day visits, UCAS Registration Day, Higher Education Evening, Mock Interviews) and lots of individual help to assist with writing the personal statement. We also guarantee a UCAS reference which reflects a ‘personal touch’, as this can really make a difference with university admissions officers.
Whilst we will support every university application, for Oxbridge candidates, those applying for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine courses and the Russell Group universities, our Russell Group Coordinator will offer specialist advice, guidance and enrichment activities to best prepare students for the application process, admissions tests and interviews which lie ahead.
How to apply
You can apply for courses at Teddington School through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.