Our Sixth Form

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Ralph Allen School

Ralph Allen School was the highest ranking state secondary school in B&NES for A level results in 2019 and was 23rd in the South West, after achieving 34% A*/A and 84% A*-C grades.   The Sunday Times' Schools Guide 2020

The ethos
Ralph Allen School has a thriving and successful Sixth Form. We are ambitious for our students and we provide excellent teaching across a broad range of subjects. Our outstanding results are a consequence of our unique combination of high quality teaching and tutoring, excellent facilities and a firm belief in the value of the individual. The school has consistently excellent results in the three core subjects, English, Maths and Science, and in 2018 achieved its best ever A level results, 45% A*-A.
In the Sixth Form we will encourage you to develop an awareness of contemporary issues, to acquire life-long skills and to show initiative both within and outside school. We want you to strive for excellence and to be an active part of this school community.

The facilities
You will be able to enjoy the full benefits of the school's sporting facilities, the Learning Resource centre (including the Library), the Lee Centre and our ICT suites. The Sixth Form social area is available for relaxation at break and lunchtimes. The Sixth Form team are very easy to find as the Sixth Form office is located off the Hub. The Sixth Form also have a dedicated study area within the Learning Resources Centre.  We continue to consider the demands of advanced level study and to develop our resources and facilities to support independent learning in the future.

The Sixth Form Council
The Sixth Form Council symbolises the trust we place in our students to provide and maintain a stimulating environment. Sixth Form students feature prominently at major school events. The sixth form council meets regularly and is part of the student voice in the school.

The student community
Every year we are always pleased to welcome new students into our Sixth Form. In our experience new students appreciate the friendly welcome they receive as they integrate quickly and successfully into our thriving and dynamic Sixth Form community. If you are transferring from another school we will be pleased to arrange for you to visit the school prior to making an application.

The next step
One of the appealing aspects of continuing education beyond compulsory schooling in Year 11 is the exercise of choice - by reading this web page you will have taken an important first step in making a choice of course that is right for you. We offer a wide range of A level courses.  At Ralph Allen Sixth Form Centre, we have two induction days in June and other events in September to help you to settle in to sixth form life. 

Please telephone or email Mrs Jane Squier, the sixth form assistant, on 01225 838905 or  j.squier@ralphallenschool.com  if you would like to check anything that we have not answered here. We are happy to help where we can.  

Ms J Haggett, Assistant Headteacher/Head of Sixth Form

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