Welcome to our Sixth Form.
Ermysted’s Sixth Form is a happy, hard-working community of 16-18 year-olds united by a desire to succeed. We’re small enough to be friendly and caring, yet large enough to offer an interesting range of subjects. Reading about it on a website can only communicate so much; a visit is far more useful. Prospective students can either attend our annual Taster Day in January, or arrange a tour mid-week. Typically, we ask an existing pupil to show you around after which I will be happy meet you and answer any questions. Be assured of this, however: Ermysted’s Sixth Form is a rewarding experience, but it demands hard work, resilience and commitment. Success has to be earned; it’s never inherited or awarded at random. If you come here, much will be expected of you.
Mr G Barrett, Head of Year 12 and Mr T Hodgson, Head of Year 13
A Message From the Head Boy
Welcome to the Ermysted’s Sixth Form page.
Since it was founded, Ermysted’s has strived to provide the best possible learning environment to let students thrive and access as many opportunities as possible.
The friendly community and brilliant academic environment allow students to reach their full potential, whilst having access to various forms of support if needed.
The variety of A-Level subjects offered also gives students the opportunity to pursue many different routes and the plethora of extra-curricular activities aids them with this further. From sports to music and drama, there’s something for everyone. In terms of sports, the school offers the chance to play anything from badminton to golf, as well as having school teams for football, cricket, cross country and rugby. And as for music and drama, there are many opportunities available to students such as the Big Band, the yearly production done in collaboration with SGHS and the Shakespeare Schools Festival which gives the Sixth Formers the opportunity to direct.
Many clubs are run by Sixth Formers which allows them to introduce the younger years to new activities or further develop their passion. These include the Ermysted’s Sustainability Initiative, Public Speaking, Bar Mock Trial and many more.
Sixth Formers also have the opportunity to contribute to The Reason, the school newspaper, – it’s the School’s national award winning publication and is something the School takes great pride in. With separate editors for each section, a financial director and a podcast team, there’s lots to get involved with.
Having been at the school for four years, I can safely say that this last year has been increasingly challenging, with the effects of COVID impacting us all. However, despite these challenges, with the tremendous efforts of the staff and the patience of the students, we’ve been able to maintain a bright atmosphere through these difficult times.
The Pastoral Team has been one of the main aspects of the School, especially during recent times, providing support and a safe space for pupils no matter their situation. Our Student Advisors are a collection of pupils who help their peers with any issues they may be having – as part of this they deliver weekly presentations to the younger students on a variety of topics.
I am proud to be a part of the school community and take great honour in being Head Boy and I hope you can see why.
Head Boy, 2021-22
For entry into Year 12, a pupil is required to achieve a minimum of Grade 5 in at least five GCSE subjects and at least Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics and English Language. In addition, a pupil must reach the published requirements for entry onto his proposed course of study, which are set out in the information booklet below.