Welcome to John Kyrle Sixth Form
In an ever more competitive world, and a rapidly changing educational landscape, your choice of Sixth Form has never been more important. At JKHS Sixth Form we pride ourselves on an exemplary record of success and happiness for Post-16 students.
Over the last 13 years student success has been outstanding; above 50% A*-B at A2 level every year, and at or above 60% for the past six years. These figures ensure our key aim: “First Choice Futures For All” on results day in Year 13. All students wishing to attend university were accepted last summer with 37% gaining entry into elite Russell Group institutions. All leavers went on to ambitious destinations, whether it be further study, apprenticeships with leading providers, employment or gap year travel.
You will be supported during every stage of your Sixth Form experience. We provide advice about choosing your subjects and your tutor will help you settle in, improve your study skills and look after your well being. A programme of skills for employability, visiting speakers and support workers will help you prepare for life after Sixth Form and give you a wider understanding of the world.
The Sixth Form at John Kyrle is a busy place to work but our strong sense of community makes it a happy, friendly place to spend time. The teaching staff have a proven track record of success and are subject specialists providing great classroom experiences and support after lesson, and even after hours.
I very much hope you find the information on the website useful but there is no substitute for visiting the Sixth Form and seeing it at work. Please contact us if you require further advice and guidance
Rob Wallace B.Sc. (Hons)
Head of Sixth Form
Mr Rob Wallace, Assistant Headteacher / Head of 6th Form
Miss Beth Lambourn, Assistant Head of 6th Form
Joining Our Sixth Form
In Year 11 you will be considering your possible options. The one which makes the most sense for an increasingly large number of you from John Kyrle and other schools will be to join us in the Sixth Form.
The Course Summaries booklet and message from the Head Boy & Head Girl are designed to give you as much information as you need about Years 12 and 13 and the possible courses. Read it and think things over. Talk to your parents. Talk to your Tutor. Talk to people you know in the Sixth Form already. Talk to the staff who’ll take your courses. Talk to Mr Wallace or any of the Sixth Form Tutors. This is your future, so think carefully before you make your decision.
An outline of our 16-19 study programme can be found here.
Sixth Form Tutors
We have 15 tutor groups in sixth form and each tutor group is combination of Year 12 and Year 13 students. The tutors play an important role in the academic and pastoral well-being of students and provide advice and support for students during their time at John Kyrle, particularly with students' next steps, be it university, apprenticeships or employment.
S1 - Mr Michael Donoghue - Tutor for S1 / Head of PE
S2 - Mr Greg Calderbank - Tutor for S2 / Head of Geography
S3 - Mr Neil Matthews - Tutor for S3 / Psychology
S4 - Mrs Vanessa Burley / Mrs Susan Long - Tutors for S4 / Teacher of Technology (Mrs Burley), Teacher of Maths (Mrs Long)
S6 - Mr Alex Davis - Tutor for S6 / Teacher of Music
S7 - Ms Kate Bellingham - Tutor for S7 / Head of Sociology
S8 - Miss Kelly Davies - Tutor for S8 / Head of Art
S9 - Mrs Ruth Hall - Tutor for S9 / Biology
S10 - Miss Helen Parry - Tutor for S10 / Head of MFL
S11 - Mr Frazer Smith - Tutor for S11 / Head of Science
S12 - Mr Chris Toomer / Mrs C Cameron-Trevail - Tutors for S12 / Head of Physics (Mr Toomer), Chemistry (Mrs Cameron-Travail)
S13 - Mr Neil Pritchard - Tutor for S13 / Head of Drama (Mr Pritchard)
S14 - Mrs Fiona Moore - Tutor of S14 / Head of English
S15 - Mr Scott Pinner - Tutor of S15 / Head of Chemistry
The links below show a list of where students moved on to after their A Levels at John Kyrle.