6th Form

music concert 2Fyling Hall offers an academically rigorous teaching environment within a supportive family-like community. We offer our 6th formers the opportunity to become independent young adults who are able to challenge themselves, both personally and academically, in a supportive environment in order to achieve and realise their own potential. Our flexible programmes of study are tailored to meet the individual needs of each pupil, something that larger institutions cannot always offer. We are proud of the happy, successful and confident young adults who graduate from our 6th form.

 Academic

The subjects we offer are the traditional core subjects; and this is intentional. These subjects place our pupils in the best position when applying for university and help to keep their options open. Sixteen is very young to make a decision about future careers and university courses and we believe that studying specialist A Levels with a narrow focus can restrict pupils’ options when making university applications two years later. Instead, securing a foundation of core academic A Levels will give them an excellent starting point from which to make their future choices in their further education or careers. The standard of teaching is excellent and high expectations are set from the beginning of Year 12. Pupils quickly develop the ability to study independently. The new 6th form study and common rooms play an important role in giving our pupils freedom but also responsibility for their own learning outside of lessons, and in this way we are able to encourage them to mature into independent learners.

Examination Results

Last year we finished 9th in the National Small Schools’ results table and our average A Level grade was amongst the best in the Scarborough and District area.  The A Level results achieved by our pupils in 2014 meant that Fyling Hall was appointed as “A Top 100 UK Co-Educational Boarding School by A Levels” for 2014. This place was awarded for excellence in academic achievement in A Level results, A* and A grades obtained, and the number of pupils who achieved academic success. The full list of schools can be viewed on www.best-schools.co.uk.

A Level Result 2017
A*- A25%
A*-B49%
A*-C68%
A*-E97%

Destination of Pupils

In 2014 & 2015, over 90 per cent of our pupils gained a place at their first choice university, with the remaining students achieving a place on their second choice course. We also continued our success with Oxbridge applications this year, with two of our pupils receiving offers from Oxford University, one of which was for a student who joined us in our reception class at the age of four.

Subjects

kate lessonThe A Level subjects available for September 2015 are:

Art, Maths, Further Maths, English Literature, Business & Economics, ICT, Geography, History, French, German, Music, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Sports Studies and General Studies.

Pupil Support

Fyling Hall strives to provide a secure environment for our pupils, allowing them to feel supported in all areas of their school life. Our 6th form tutors provide pastoral support for both the pupils and parents, and our pastoral care also extends to a full time nurse, librarian and live-in matrons. We offer personal and academic support both inside and outside of the classroom. Teachers are able to offer one to one tutoring, if further help is required, and our size allows us to be flexible both in the subjects that we offer and the approach that we take in the delivery of the lessons. In this way, we are able to help all pupils to achieve their academic potential. A school ethos based on values such as respect, hard work and compassion is central to the pastoral and academic support that we offer.

University Application

Our Careers Advisor and experienced 6th form tutors offer career advice, guidance in the selection of courses and much needed help during the university application process. The personal care and attention that the tutor offers to each pupil as they write their personal statement is one of the reasons why pupils at Fyling Hall nearly always achieve their first choice places at their preferred universities. Our small class sizes mean every pupil receives personal support and our staff are always available to support both pupil and parents during this important process.

Positions of Responsibility

At Fyling Hall we encourage our 6th form students to become independent, take on responsibility and challenge themselves. We believe that it is important that 6th form pupils take a full and active role in our community in order to prepare for life beyond the classroom. We often see our pupils flourish as they take on responsibility: mentoring younger pupils, taking active roles of responsibility within the Junior School and leading school councils are just some of the opportunities that we offer our young adults. Our 6th form pupils are encouraged to lead by example but being in the 6th form is not just about hard work; there are many opportunities for fun: organising school dances, fund raising events and musical performances are just some of the leadership opportunities that pupils are offered at FHS.

A Complete Education

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Life in our 6th form encourages pupils to become independent, take on responsibility and challenge themselves. Positions of leadership in our community, helping in the Junior School and leading our fundraising are a few of the ways we try to do this. Guiding pupils to study independently is crucial for later life, and the new 6th form study and common rooms play an important role in giving pupils freedom but also responsibility for their own learning outside of lesson time. We are a newly licensed Duke of Edinburgh centre and we encourage our 6th form to participate in the programme. This will add weight to a personal statement or CV, offer valuable experiences, challenge pupils and accumulate additional UCAS points which count towards gaining places at University.

Weekly or Full Boarding

Boarding allows Sixth Form students to maximise their time, make a full contribution to school life and make the most of the busy programme of after school and weekend activities that are available every week. The family atmosphere around the boarding houses quickly makes people feel at home. Support from other students and the academic staff who supervise homework sessions allow our boarding pupils to seek help and advice which is not available when studying at home.