Our goal at Lampton is to offer a learning experience that will both facilitate success in exams and prepare students for life after Sixth Form.
We want our learners to be resilient, independent, and critically-minded. To this end, we encourage students to take a programme of courses which will stretch and challenge academically, and build confidence in the learning skills to enable study at top universities, or succeed in apprenticeships at blue-chip companies.
Teaching at Lampton has been rated outstanding by Ofsted as “outstanding” successively in the last three inspections in 2005, 2008 and 2013. Teachers are highly knowledgeable about their disciplines and experienced in teaching lessons directed specifically at Sixth Form students.
We offer a programme that includes all the ‘facilitating subjects’ most favoured by the Russell Group universities, a wide range of social sciences you may not have previously studied, and BTEC Level 3 National qualifications (where a “Distinction” is equivalent to an A-grade at A-Level). We also encourage students to take up the Extended Project Qualification in the second year of study.
Students will typically start on three or four courses (A-Level or BTEC) in the first year of Sixth Form, and then choose three subjects to carry on in the second year.
With the advent of the new reformed A-Levels in some subjects from September 2015, we will be requiring all students to sit the AS examination at the end of the first year, students will still need to achieve at least a D grade to continue to the second year.
In these reformed subjects, assessment is now linear and so even though students have already sat the AS, they will need to sit a similar examination at the end of the Year 13.
“Teaching is outstanding and enables students to make exceptional progress whatever their starting points.”