Sixth Form Life
At Radnor House we expect every Sixth Form student to achieve, if not exceed, their potential.
The Radnor House Sevenoaks Sixth Form offers a first-class academic education alongside an outstanding co-curricular and enrichment programme. We aim to develop our students into ambitious and highly employable young men and women who have what it takes to become the leaders of the future.
The Radnor House Sixth Form Diploma
Sixth Form pupils follow the EDGE model to incorporate the key opportunities, values, aims and activities of the Sixth Form.
E - Exams (progress and success)
D - Development (academic; A levels and EPQ)
G - Growth (values and skills)
E - Enrichment (breadth of activities)
From developing these from the start of Sixth Form, students track their progress on this diploma from Pass, Merit and Distinction; develop the key skills for being a successful Sixth Form student; and develop evidence to help them write Personal Statements, UCAS or job applications.
The evidence gathering is like that used by the Duke of Edinburgh Award and further encourages students to participate in this Award and other co-curricular activities.
At Radnor House Sevenoaks we know the importance of ensuring pupils leave us as well-rounded and confident young people, who are thoroughly prepared for the realities of the wider world.
Part of achieving this lies in providing students with opportunities to take part in activities outside of the normal curriculum. The co-curricular programme offers a wide variety of sport as well as music, drama, debating, Young Enterprise and Duke of Edinburgh. These opportunities allow students to develop teamwork, presentation, entrepreneurial, leadership and financial skills. Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award is open to all Sixth Form students, even if they have not completed their Bronze or Silver Awards.
As part of the Sixth Form curriculum, all Year 12 students complete 1-2 hours of community service each week at a local charity.
We also run a Sixth Form specific PHSEE programme, which covers a wide range of topics from driving safety and first aid to cooking on a budget and managing your finances.
We run a sixth form specific PSHCE +C programme designed to ensure your personal well-being, with your needs and interests in mind.
It is essential that you are given the knowledge to develop your attitudes and understanding of the world at this integral stage of your young adult lives. Furthermore, we want you to feel comfortable contributing to a tolerant, caring community while maintaining a sense of individuality and personal ambition.
Lecture and Seminar Series
Sixth Formers are expected to attend fortnightly lectures and seminars.
These lectures and seminars are designed to help prepare them for University and broaden their mind to other 'educational' areas and outlooks.
Radnor House Sevenoaks offers outstanding facilities.
Students are taught in the main Senior School building where they enjoy exclusive access to a Sixth Form common room for study and socialising. Housed in the old chapel, this spectacular space is located at the heart of the Senior School, with easy access to the IT suite, library and cafe.
The wider school campus boasts extensive grounds and outdoor sports facilities including an AstroTurf as well as a dedicated Sports Centre housing a 25m indoor pool and fitness suite.
We continue to make substantial investment in new facilities. Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Centre was opened in September 2017, providing us with new technical spaces and three bespoke laboratories.
We have also recently opened a new, purpose-designed Music and Performing Arts Centre with an adjacent Music room for GCSE and A level students.
Our Sixth Form uniform allows pupils to differentiate themselves as leaders of the school while also being smart in appearance.
All pupils enjoy lunch in the Senior School dining hall. The menu is extremely varied with students being able to choose from a wide variety of hot and cold food, freshly prepared on site each day.
The school currently operates six different bus routes serving the local area, plus a shuttle to Sevenoaks station for pupils taking part in afternoon clubs.