Sixth Form life

    Hurst Sixth Form is a co-educational day, flexi, weekly and full boarding school for students from 16 to 18 years of age.

    We are unashamedly ambitious for our Sixth Form students and strive to ensure that each one achieves his or her true academic potential. 

    Studying at Hurst

    Small class sizes and the formal study time allocated for each subject ensures that teachers are able to pay careful attention to our students' individual needs.

    Students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and their overall academic progress, as well as to take greater responsibility for the organisation of their time. Whether in private study areas or the well-equipped Library, effective independent study is strongly supported. Students regularly participate in seminars and make presentations to their peers.

    Sixth Form life is underpinned by a mentoring relationship between student and specialist tutors over two years. Weekly meetings provide regular guidance and support to monitor academic progress and help students to achieve the ambitious set targets. Tutors join in celebrating successes and follow the extra-curricular and social progress of their tutees.

    St John's House

    As students begin their second year in the Sixth Form, they move into St John’s - Hurst’s co-educational Upper Sixth hall of residence. St John's is designed to provide a bridge between Sixth Form and university.

    As 'trainee undergraduates’, every student – day or boarding – has his or her own study. Within appropriate academic and pastoral frameworks, the students enjoy greater freedom and more independent control of their academic work.

    Beyond Hurst

    Working in partnership with their tutor, university application specialists and the school’s Head of Careers, our students can apply to university, focus on their studies and prepare for life beyond the Sixth Form.

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