Welcome to the Sixth Form
"The quality of teaching is consistently good across the school. In lessons, teachers have high expectations, plan tasks that provide high levels of challenge and encourage pupils to participate well" (Ofsted).
Broad and Balanced Curriculum
The Sixth Form curriculum at The Misbourne is tailored to the needs of our students. We have a rich course offer to choose from, including academic and vocational subjects, and students can select any combination. It is about what suits their interests and talents best, so that they can successfully go on to further study, training or employment of their choice.
As soon as students start in The Misbourne Sixth Form, they begin studying three A-level or equivalent qualifications, supported by a daily study skills programme to aid them to make a strong and successful transition into Key Stage 5. Students that need to alter their subject choices in their first weeks are well supported and those undertaking the GCSE English or Maths resit programmes receive teaching in specialist small classes.
From September 2021, all students will have the opportunity to work towards our unique LEAP Award, which will recognise additional achievements, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, an Extended Project Qualification and Student Leadership Accreditation.
Our Sixth Form programme of study includes personal development and life skills learning and opportunities, where students learn about British values, their own rights and responsibilities and how to make the transition to the adult environment. For example, in March 2020 we are working with Bucks MIND on a pilot project supporting students and families in the transition to university. We also have termly curriculum 'Enrichment Days', where a variety of different activities and experiences are used to strengthen students' knowledge, which, alongside the practical application of skills, combine to provide a deeper learning experience. At our last enrichment day, in March 2020, all Year 12 students worked with specialist oracy trainers from the charity Talk the Talk to develop their confidence in their personal presentation skills.
As the lead school for careers provision in Buckinghamshire, all our students benefit from a renowned careers advice and information programme.
Communicating with families about their child's progress is vital and an important way in which we work together. During each academic year, families will receive regular updates about students' progress, effort and attitude to learning. Outside these times, we keep families informed every step of the way to ensure the best possible outcomes for all our students, leading them to achieving more than they ever thought possible.
Our superb and highly qualified teachers care about and believe in every student. They have the highest expectations of all, encouraging them to learn quickly, whilst being sympathetic to all abilities. Everyone at The Misbourne works hard, guided by the belief that through effort, commitment and dedication, wonderful things can happen.
If you are thinking of joining us from another school we would actively encourage you to speak to staff and students about The Misbourne.
The Misbourne can be easily accessed by public transport. Great Missenden train station, with frequent direct trains from Aylesbury, Amersham and Wendover, is only a five minute walk away. Great Missenden is also on a number of bus routes from Chesham and Holmer Green.
If you have any further queries regarding The Sixth Form please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of the staff member below:
Head of Sixth Form
Mr D Dwight: email@example.com
Deputy Head of Sixth Form
Miss C Bartington
Curriculum Support for Sixth Form Applications
Miss K Shaw
Key Stage 5 Learning Mentor
Mrs K Cook
Sixth Form Tutors
- 6RJ Attenborough - Mrs Jeffery and Mrs Elliott
- 6SR Attenborough - Mr Reese and Mrs Hill
- 6SE Turing - Mr Egan
- 6NK Turing - Mr Kokkinidis
- 6JM Franklin - Mrs Whitfield
- 6DW Franklin - Mr West
- 6NT Holmes - Mr Tebb
- 6KD Holmes - Mrs Dyas
To see copies of letters sent to the parents of Sixth Form students click here and select "Sixth Form Letters to Parents" in the categories box on the right hand side of the page.
The welcome documents contained in the admissions pack are also available for downloading here.
We use an online booking system for consultation evenings, a hyperlink to access the website is included below. User names and login codes will be sent home before each parents' evening to enable appointments to be booked. If you have any difficulties accessing the site or do not have Internet access a call to our receptionists (01494 862869) will enable the problem to be resolved.
To see the dates of forthcoming consultation evenings, please click here.