Sixth Form at Pangbourne
The two Sixth Form years are generally the most enjoyable and memorable of the Pangbourne experience. It is a time when students take control of their subjects with a greater emphasis on independent learning.
Entry to the Sixth Form depends on the achievement of five grade 4 GSCEs (formerly Cs in the previous grading structure). However, this general entry criteria needs to be matched against the more specific subject entry criteria as set out which tends to be the more rigorous hurdle.
In practice, most of our students achieve a 7 (formerly an A) or better at GCSE in the subjects they continue to A Level, and a pass in any subjects they take as a BTEC.
Pangbournians leave the College and proceed to university, carry out an apprenticeship or take on other forms of work-related learning. Others proceed to Art College or Drama School and a few to universities outside the UK.
A Sixth Form student’s ideas about further education should evolve during the Lower Sixth year, hardening into preferences for specific courses and institutions during the Summer Term and summer holidays.
Pangbourne College offers a carefully planned programme during this research period. Tutors will regularly consult with you about your further education options and which of these offers the best prospects. There is a well-stocked Careers/Higher Education room with staff guidance available.