Welcome to the Sixth Form at Oakwood Park Grammar School
An Exceptional Learning Experience
At OPGS our aim is to ensure that each student reaches their full academic potential, something that we encourage and develop not only through the learning experience in the classroom but also through subject specific enrichment opportunities and a well-established Gifted and Talented programme. We offer A levels in a wide range of subjects. We also offer the Cambridge Pre-U qualification in Philosophy and Ethics, English Literature and Economics. In addition, all students have the opportunity to undertake a supervised Extended Project Qualification. Integral to our philosophy is the recognition that students are young adults, however, we acknowledge that the transition between GCSE and post 16 studies can be a challenging one, and therefore we offer a focussed induction programme, an effective mentoring and academic monitoring programme. In order to ensure that students are prepared for their next big transition, from a life at school and home, to a life away from home at university, we have our own Information Advice and Guidance service which provides one to one support on everything from subject combinations to student finance. Most importantly however, we have a Sixth Form built on an ethos of opportunity; students can excel academically whilst having the opportunity to contribute to the school and wider community through the House and Prefect system as well as voluntary work.
A Level results in 2016 were excellent with a third of all students achieving A*/A grades. Pre U results were outstanding again as were results in the Extended Project with 96% A*-B grades.
At OPGS we are always striving to match the needs of our students to the rapidly changing economic and higher education environments. The number and variety of offers of places from Oxbridge and other elite universities continue to grow with over half of our students achieving a place in top universities in 2016. In the past two years we have also consolidated our connections with City firms and engineering companies.
Whether students are new to OPGS or are moving into a new phase of their life at our school, during their two years in our Sixth Form the trajectory for their future is set. We get to know our students well and make sure that they leave with the foundation for a dynamic and rewarding future.