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 pages.
Through an exceptional education and a vast array of extracurricular opportunities, Ermysted’s Sixth Form provides an invaluable transition to adulthood. For many, it is the first opportunity to take on responsibility and experience true individuality.
A diverse selection of subjects ensures no one is left behind and allows all students to pursue their passion. Popular recent additions of subjects like psychology have increased the already extensive options available. The opportunities for development are not restricted to the classroom: skills like public speaking and teamwork can be honed in the Debating Society, at the Bar Mock Trial or through a multitude of other extracurricular activities.
Sport at Ermysted’s has always been a large part of school life and this is no different in the sixth form. The Rugby 1st XV and Football 1st XI compete in multiple competitions throughout the year and have the opportunity to travel and play in fixtures across the North of England and further afield. Cross country and swimming have also demonstrated Ermysted’s sporting prowess with national finals and county competitors. If sports are not necessarily your thing, there are a variety of musical and theatrical performances, many of which take place through a collaboration with Skipton Girls High School. In addition, we run a very successful volunteering programme and there is a brilliant work experience programme that will give you a better idea of what you might do after you leave.
The Sixth Form offers many opportunities to take on positions of responsibility and leadership, from the extensive prefect team to the editorial team of the national award-winning student newspaper, The Reason, there is the opportunity to make a positive impact on the wider school community, while developing desirable and highly useful skills for the future.
While Sixth Form is a step up from GCSEs, the freedom and individuality you can apply to your work coupled with constant support from the staff allows every student to climb that step. The supportive atmosphere throughout the school and in the Sixth Form can make two of the most rewarding and enjoyable years of your life.
Head Boy 2023-24
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.
Some boys are chosen to be prefects each year. This is a particular honour and a recognition of their smartness, manners and leadership qualities. We particularly welcome prefect applications from boys new to the school.