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.

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Students at work in our new atrium

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 alongside their main options.

Most students will select three subjects to study throughout Year 12 and Year 13, however some students with high average GCSE scores (7+) will be encouraged to take four A-Levels, dropping to three in the second year.  This is to ensure a breadth of subject experience as well as depth of knowledge.  Currently, all students sit the AS Examination at the end of Year 12 as we are confident that this best prepares students for their terminal and linear A-Level examinations.

 

Students at work in our individual booths in our study suite

Students at work in our individual booths in our study suite

“Teaching is outstanding and enables students to make exceptional progress whatever their starting points.”
Ofsted, 2013