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A vibrant, stimulating learning environment
The Sixth Form at Lady Margaret School has traditionally offered AS and A2 courses in academic subjects. The standard of teaching is excellent and the girls benefit from the individual attention given to them not only in lessons, but also outside the classroom. Pupils in the Sixth Form have the use of a bespoke new building; The Olivier Centre opened by the Bishop of Kensington in November 2010. Here they have facilities for formal and informal study, kitchen facilities and music practice rooms. There is an ICT suite and a recording studio as well as classrooms. A range of new subjects, not available at GCSE, are on offer: Economics, Government and Politics, Psychology and Sociology.
Students at LMS have a very good record of securing offers from top universities. For the last two years, all our applicants to Oxford and Cambridge have been shortlisted for interview: this year 40% were subsequently made offers of places, and last year over 50% were.
The results at A Level in recent years have been outstanding across all subjects. One of the reasons for this is that high expectations are set from the beginning of Year 12 and girls quickly develop as independent learners. The teachers know their pupils well and they are able to bring out their potential and guide them to appropriate further education courses. Each year a number of girls gain places at Oxford, Cambridge and other prestigious universities as well as at Art and Design colleges. Click here to see a list of last year's Leavers' destinations.
The Extended Project Qualification is also offered to those pupils who are coping well with their A level subjects. This qualification requires a significant commitment to independent study.
However, being in the Sixth Form is not just about hard work; there are many opportunities for fun: house competitions, charity events, extra-curricular activities and clubs. Girls in the Sixth Form are able to organise and run a wide range of clubs.
We see our pupils flourish as they take on extra responsibility in the Sixth Form: mentoring younger pupils, acting as hostesses and guides on numerous school occasions, interviewing new members of staff, planning events, directing plays and running the Christian Union. In Year 12, over half the year group write letters of application for the Senior Order, our senior team of prefects who work closely with the senior staff of the school to ensure that the school runs smoothly.
Lady Margaret School is a Church of England school that gained Academy status in September 2012. All sixth formers and their parents are expected to support the Christian ethos of the school. Pupils and staff attend assemblies and church services and many of the senior girls play an important role in these acts of worship. However, it remains an inclusive school and girls from other faiths or those who have no religious beliefs at all are welcomed.
The minimum entry requirements for entry to a full A Level course in the Sixth Form are six good passes at GCSE. This includes at least a Grade 5 in English and Mathematics and at least a Grade C in four other GCSE's.
If you wish to study Modern Languages (French and Spanish) or Mathematics at A Level you must have an A* or A grade at GCSE in the subject in question.
If you wish to study any of the Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) an A grade is required in Additional Science GCSE or a B grade in the appropriate separate science GCSE and a Grade 6 in Mathematics GCSE.
If you wish to study any other subject a A Level you must have a Grade B or Grade 6 at GCSE in the subject in question, where previously studied. Grade 6 or above in Mathematics at GCSE is required for Economics and Psychology.
For other subjects not studied at GCSE a Grade 6 or above in English is required.
Although a large majority of LMS pupils stay on, some do not. With the expanded Sixth Form provision created in 2010 this means that there are plenty of new faces in the Sixth Form each year. New comers can we assured of a warm welcome and should not be concerned that friendship cliques are already established.
We look forward to welcoming you. Please make a note of our open days in the Autumn Term when you can meet staff and classmates.
Timetable for Sixth Form Entry 2017
Our Open sessions have now taken place. Thank you to those who attended. Please note there will be no more open sessions this academic year of the 2017 intake.
Friday 25 November 2016
Internal and External students Discussions with Senior Staff
Autumn Term 2016 and Spring Term 2017
By end of March 2016
Sixth Form Induction Days: 2 days.
End of June 2017
GCSE Results published and places confirmed
Enrolment on to your personal programme of study
Tuesday 5 September 2017