Welcome to New Hall School
With significant investment having been made in the accommodation and facilities afforded to the 6th Form at the school, resulting in our move to the Walkfares building in September 2013, there cannot be a more exciting time to join the 6th Form at New Hall School. There are many features that make the New Hall Sixth Form experience distinctive:
smaller classes and tutor groups, taught by A Level specialists, with a more adult style of teaching and learning;
dedicated communal facilities, such as the study rooms, computer suites and common rooms in the new Thomas More 6th Form Centre;
a wide range of academic A Level subjects;
Critical Thinking offered to all as an additional AS/A Level;
the Extended Project offered to all students;
a broad core curriculum that continues to develop your interests and skills beyond the A Level specifications; this includes PE/Games, the Human and Spiritual Development Course, LAMDA and Menu for Life (with cookery taking place in our state-of-the-art Technology Centre);
OMEGA, a specialist Oxbridge preparation programme, with recent successes including offers from Cambridge for Engineering, Economics & Modern Languages, and from Oxford for PPE & also Classics;
a specialist university preparation programme;
a specialist careers programme;
a varied and rich extra-curricular activities programme;
opportunities to develop leadership skills in a range of roles available only to Sixth Form students;
opportunities to prepare for the transition from school to Higher Education, and individual study periods to develop your independent learning;
the NHVS programme which supports the social and moral development of students.
Details of all of these features can be found in this booklet. Whether you have been at New Hall for a number of years, or will be joining the school for the first time, all Sixth Form students are afforded the same support and opportunities during their time in the Sixth Form. You will be assigned a tutor who, will oversee your academic and pastoral progress; s/he will also be very important when you begin the UCAS process. Your tutor will also work closely with me and the Head of Year 12. If you are a boarder, then you will also benefit from the support of Mrs Price, Dennett Housemistress or Mr James, Campion Housemaster.
The A Level years are ones which require hard work, but ultimately lead to great personal fulfilment. Life in the Sixth Form will allow you to recognise your specific talents, in each field of expertise, as well as developing a strong sense of service to others.
I look forward to welcoming many of you next September.
With best wishes
Mr J Alderson
HEAD OF SIXTH FORM
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact New Hall School directly.