Welcome to Sir Roger Manwood's School
Thank you for taking the time to look at our online application page. We have a long tradition of accepting students from other institutions. The information below gives a very brief overview of life in the sixth form at Sir Roger Manwood's. We do hope you can come and join us on 6th January form 6pm, when we have our Sixth form Open Evening.
Sir Roger Manwood's School was founded in 1563 and since that time has gone through various stages in its development. Throughout the years, the commitment and expertise of the staff, students, parents and governors has been its ongoing strength. These attributes have ensured that the school has continued to flourish over the years. The school was judged 'Outstanding' in all categories by Ofsted in April 2012.
As a member of Sir Roger Manwood's Sixth Form you will be part of a successful, high achieving sixth form that offers a structured, academic environment in which to prepare for "A" Levels and university entrance. At the same time you will be encouraged to take advantage of the many social, sporting and cultural activities that are the distinguishing features of life in this highly successful sixth form. There are also opportunities to travel and visit many of the places throughout the world with which this school has contacts, for instance China or the Gambia.
You will be tutored by one member of staff for your two years in the sixth form. Your tutor will help you to be disciplined in your attendance, punctuality and study habits. You will also be mentored by your tutor, and you will be able to discuss your academic progress and encouraged to be ambitious when you apply to university. The tutors and head of sixth form will also be keen to involve your parents in your progress: reports, assessments and parents evenings are designed to help make this happen.
Being a sixth-former offers privileges and the opportunity to fulfil your academic potential whilst developing personal qualities and leadership skills which are so important for a successful life Sixth Formers are encouraged to take a degree of responsibility not only for themselves and their studies but also for their environment and for extra-curricular activities. There are many opportunities to take responsibility and contribute to the community - Captains of School, School Prefects, Area Prefects, Library Prefects, Careers Room Prefects, ICT Prefects, Buddies to Y7 and Y8, Sixth Form Committee, Charity Committee, Manwoodian magazine editorial Committee, Young Enterprise, Debating Society etc.
Prefects are appointed from the Lower Sixth to replace those who are in the final stages of their A-Level courses, and the School Captains and Vice-Captains chair the Sixth Form Committee which reports to the Head of Sixth Form and to the Headteacher. The sixth former role is of considerable importance and highly valued by staff and governors.
Sixth form students (and their parents) receive a lot of information and support with regard to their university applications and future career aspirations. All lower sixth students attend the Universities Fayre held annually in Canterbury. The school organises a number of events in-house for both parents and students about university entry, finance, Oxbridge, interviews, different careers etc with outside speakers. Some also do additional work placements during their time in the sixth form.
There is a school uniform which must be worn for the first five years, but sixth-form pupils are allowed to choose their dress within broad guidelines intended to encourage a professional approach to their studies. Additional information can be found in the Sixth Form Prospectus.
Conditions of Entry to Year 12: GCSE grade A*, A or B in all subjects you wish to study at 'AS' or 'A' Level. We expect our Sixth Formers to have at least 6 grades A-C passes, including English and Mathematics. Where a student is choosing a subject which they did not study at GCSE (e.g. Psychology, Film Studies, Government and Politics), they must show evidence of academic strength at GCSE in a related discipline. Students are expected to attend our Pre-Sixth Form Course, in late June/July. On accepting a Sixth Form place, students are agreeing to uphold the ethos of the School and abide by the guidelines given in this prospectus and the Sixth Form Handbook.
Conditions of Entry to Year 13: Satisfactory academic progress throughout Year 12.
The Sixth Form Timetable: All Sixth Formers study four or more AS Levels in the Lower Sixth and an enrichment course. The opportunity to study for the Extended Project qualification is available in the summer term of Yr.12. In the Upper Sixth students will normally study three A Levels plus an enrichment course, one Tutorial period per week and the Lower Sixth have two optional periods of games. The remaining time is allocated to Private Study.
Applications to Sir Roger Manwood's School should be made online through the UCAS Progress website. External applicants whose predicted grades mark them out as being of the required academic standard will be invited into school to have a discussion with a member of the school's senior leadership about their future university and career plans. We will also ask them to confirm their final option choices. In addition, all applicants will have the opportunity to tour the school and meet with current students.
“It’s nice that during the Induction days in July of the GCSE year, you get to meet the people that will be in your Tutor Group in September. The team building task was really good fun, we all got really dirty and wet but it was so much fun. Everyone had to join in!
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How to apply
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