Welcome to our thriving and high-achieving 6th Form
Young people choose us because we have a strong track record of academic success and we provide outstanding support for all of our students. Our vision is to equip our students with the qualifications, skills, qualities and experiences that prospective universities and employers require. We have one of the highest “value added” scores compared to all other Hounslow 6th forms. We are confident that we can offer students an excellent experience.
All students who leave Brentford progress to university or employment. We have strong links with local employers and universities, including Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities. Our Newnham programme identifies students with exceptional ability and aptitude early on in their studies. Students are able to take part in the Extended Project Qualification and students are also encouraged to attend summer schools, masterclasses and university lectures to enable them to get a head start in the competitive university market.
We offer a wide variety of A Level and BTEC courses. We are part of the Campus Hounslow Consortium, so we can offer up to 60 different course options.
Our students benefit from outstanding teaching. Many of our A Level classes are small and students receive targeted, individual support from specialist subject teachers. Our strong pastoral team enables our students to make excellent progress in their studies. A strong relationship between staff and students is a key ingredient to our success and students benefit from this supportive environment.
6th Form tutor groups are small, to ensure that tutors are able to give our students maximum support and guidance throughout. Tutors are well trained in giving the best advice and guidance on future careers and university courses. They are able to answer questions related to applying to university and they support students through the UCAS process. The high expectations we hold for all of our students is implicit within the culture and ethos of Brentford Sixth Form. Tutor time includes a variety of activities that focus on developing our students holistically. Additional opportunities for students include a variety of leadership positions, including Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl, Senior 6th Form Prefect, Social Committee and Prefect Team. Also, all students have the opportunity to attend Brentford University at the end of Year 12, in order to prepare them for the challenges of Year 13.
We prepare all our students for a competitive world. Our students are expected to follow a business dress code to ensure smartness and to encourage a self-confident outlook. We have a wide range of social and enrichment activities. Opportunities include museum, theatre, art gallery and exhibition visits and subject-specific excursions, including voluntary work at an Indian Eye Camp. Students may also choose to take part in a wide range of enrichment opportunities in school including paired reading with younger students, working as a teaching assistant or completing a range of work experience placements. All our students are expected to take part in an off-site teambuilding day to develop confidence and teamwork skills.
At Brentford 6th Form our students benefit from excellent specialist resources and facilities. The 6th Form Centre was opened in January 2014 and provides state-of-the-art facilities where students may study and socialise. Our students are able to work independently using a dedicated computer suite and there is a supervised private study area where students can access support from a member of the 6th Form team. All students have at least two dedicated study periods each week to facilitate outstanding progress.
There are a wide range of opportunities available at Brentford. We are proud of our outstanding care and guidance, which supports our students in achieving their potential. Please contact us if you have any questions or queries.
I look forward to meeting you.
Ms L Cornwell
Head of Sixth Form