Welcome to Cowes Sixth Form – the next step of your education. This is a distinctive stage in your academic career, with a far greater emphasis on independent learning than you will have previously experienced. This can be a tough time but we can assure you that you will adapt to the different pressures and learning styles of sixth form. With greater personal responsibility comes greater support, Cowes Sixth Form is a close-knit, nurturing community and staff and students alike will be more than happy to help if you need any pastoral support. As a school, we prize the emotional wellbeing of all students above all else.
Year on year, Cowes has been improving and innovating to allow us, as students, access to everything we need to reach our full potential. As part of this unique stage, there will be a variety of exciting opportunities that wouldn’t have been available to you in prior years: Duke of Edinburgh Gold, STEP preparation, debate club, student leadership and mock trials to name a few. These engaging experiences will all enhance your current skillset and prepare you for further education and life beyond sixth form. We encourage you to take full advantage of all opportunities on offer, both inside and outside the classroom, to really make the most of your time here.
This can be a demanding, stressful time in your school career but fear not, you will have the support of our excellent sixth form team throughout, they will help you develop your skills as you begin to specialise on what you are truly passionate about. Our sixth form will do all that we can to ensure that you will not only have the best possible chance to succeed in the future, but also that you feel comfortable and welcome as members of our academy. You will have personal, tailored guidance in both deciding where your future lies as well as how to make this a reality.
We are looking forward to meeting you all soon!
Beth Cobden and Matheus Torloni