Our Sixth Form
Life in the Sixth Form at Kimbolton School is full of opportunities and challenges.
Unlike many other schools, we have no restrictions as to what combination of subjects our students may select. You can choose what is right for you in order to take full control of your academic destiny.
We are proud of the good rapport between Sixth Formers and teachers, sustained through a seminar approach in many lessons and through a vast array of new opportunities available both in extra curricular activities and in preparation for university life.
There are around 100 students in each year of the Sixth Form, enough to offer a good choice of new subjects such as Economics, Business, Physical Education, Politics and Theatre Studies. You will also have a wide range of activities and a variety of friends but we are not so large that individuals become just “another” student. Class sizes are small, usually 8 to 12, and we are fortunate in the very high calibre of teaching staff and excellent facilities centred on the Castle as the Sixth Form core.
New activities range from opportunities to see the literary heritage of Dublin, visiting Russia at a very exciting point in its history, to the annual exchange with Bridgewater Raritan High School in New Jersey and the chance to form your own company in the Young Enterprise Scheme. Kimbolton Sixth Formers have won national recognition in events as diverse as canoeing and debating.
A lively set of social events centres around the Sixth Form Club, culminating in the Summer Ball. There is a real sense of camaraderie at Kimbolton as seen by the lifetime friendships established here that continue through the thriving Old Kimboltonians Association.
At Kimbolton we have an excellent record of A Level success and our guidance team of tutors and university advisors is on hand to ease the pathway beyond 18 by a detailed programme of support, including arranged visits, personal statement advice and mock interviews.
Our students are our ambassadors. We believe that the Kimbolton experience provides enrichment in term of academic qualifications and in the wider field of fostering cultural and social awareness and in developing leadership skills.
Find out more about life in the Sixth Form and beyond by following the links on the left of this page.