The Sixth Form at Tonbridge provides both the structure and space for boys to develop and pursue their own academic interests and subject specialisms.
We believe that A levels provide the most effective route for our boys into the top universities in the country, and each year anywhere between 30 to 40 boys make successful applications to Oxford and Cambridge. Our support for boys making applications to top ranking universities is excellent and each year almost all boys get into their first choice university. We also have an excellent relationship with American and European Universities and provide on site training for SAT exams.
In addition to the academic specialism encouraged by A level, we ask boys who aspire to top universities to submit a voluntary Extended Project in the Upper Sixth year. This is guided by academic staff and can be assessed through the submission of an essay, a piece of art work, a piece of music or any other medium that suits the boy.
Academic extension is further enhanced through a varied programme of lectures given by visiting speakers including the Seminar programme, a vibrant range of societies and visits off campus.
We strongly encourage a wider participation in the life of the school and the wider community and most Sixth Formers will take advantage of our Community Action programme, our conservation programme, our CCF contingent or our links with The Marsh Academy, a maintained school we co-sponsor in the Romney Marsh.
There are, of course, all the opportunities to be involved in sport, music, drama and other creative activities that are open to boys in other years. However, in the Sixth Form there is greater flexibility for boys to choose their own route through these options and also for boys to lead in these areas. We actively encourage Sixth Form boys to show initiative and leadership and are keen to support boy-led ideas in these co-curricular areas of school life.
Guide to the Sixth Form
A digital guide to subject choices in the Sixth Form is available as a Sixth Form Subject Choices PDF file.