“In the Sixth Form, students have access to a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities and are effective role models for younger pupils.” – Ofsted 2017
Isleworth & Syon has an extremely successful Sixth Form which welcomes applications from all young people. Our primary aim is to ensure that all students experience an academic education of the highest standard, and the school offers a highly supportive environment for students to continue their post-sixteen studies. Girls are welcome in our Sixth Form, either as part of the consortium or as an external applicant.
2020 results were a cause for celebration despite the extraordinary circumstances – students did not sit examinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and as a result received results based on a standardisation procedure by the examinations regulator.
In Summer 2019, we were thrilled with delighted with students’ A level results. Many students gained places at some of the top universities in the world, including Cambridge, King’s College London, UCL, Royal Holloway, Sussex and Bristol. You can see our university leavers by clicking here. These results were a testimony to the school’s continued desire to be ‘outstanding in every respect’.
In the Sixth Form, our expectations are high, with senior students expected to operate as role models for students in the lower school. This is reflected in the Sixth Form appearance policy. Boys are expected to dress in a smart business attire, with a suit, tie, and brown or black shoes compulsory. Girls are also expected to dress in a smart business style.
Please click on the tabs for more information about what our Sixth Form has to offer.View the staff team
Assistant Headteacher – Sixth Form Leader
|Mr J Doyle|
Deputy Sixth Form Leader
|Mr D West|
Sixth Form Support Officer
|Mr J Theobald|
|Mr M Adams||Mr R Carpenter|
|Mr C Dorris||Mr D McKeever|
|Mr A Nowicki||Mr M Sakhi|
|Ms J Stroude|
Students who attained grades in the 4-2 range at Key Stage 4 can still enter the Sixth Form, taking a one-year Level 2 course. Upon successful completion, students are encouraged to progress on to the Level 3 courses for a further two years. All students are expected to take mathematics and English GCSE if they did not previously attain a grade 4 or above.
As part of the Central Consortium, all young people are welcomed at Isleworth & Syon. Although we believe that single-sex education is beneficial through to Key Stage 4, we value having mixed classes in the Sixth Form. Being a consortium helps us to do this.
We operate supervised study sessions in the Sixth Form Study Room for Year 12 and 13. Year 12 students operate a five-period day from Monday to Friday, and have supervised study sessions if they do not have timetabled lessons. Year 13 students are required to take five study sessions per week on top of their timetabled lessons.
Some teachers offer extra sessions in order to support their students attain the best possible grades.
For more information on our support structures, visit the Pastoral System page and click on the ‘Sixth Form’ tab.
Making the most of your time at Sixth Form is achieved by grasping opportunities. These include being a member of our Student Voice team, which consists of selected Year 13 students who contribute to the day-to-day working and organisation of the Sixth Form. One of their recent ideas involved the creation of a mentoring programme, whereby Year 13 students assist Year 12s with the rigorous UCAS process. Other Student Voice activities include sorting out displays in the Study Room and organising social events.
While there is, of course, a heavy emphasis on working hard, there is a fantastic social life within the Sixth Form. The showpiece event is the Summer Ball, a formal event run by the students themselves. Students also organise inter-consortium activities and social events, including Christmas and Leavers Balls.
Tailored support is also offered for those students applying for Oxbridge, Medical courses, Dentistry or Veterinary School. We know how under-represented students from non-selective state schools are in these top universities and courses, and we are proud of our record in placing Isleworth & Syon students within them.