Welcome to King’s
Sixth Form at King’s Worcester is a vibrant and exciting place to study.
A diverse curriculum, numerous leadership opportunities, excellent teaching and outstanding preparation for university means that you will be well prepared for ambitious futures and life beyond King’s.
We know that joining a new place of study is exciting and sometimes a little daunting, even more so after a very different summer term from what we all expected. However, King’s Sixth Form is very warm and welcoming and we are very much looking forward to you joining and supporting you on these next two years of your education journey.
To ensure you are ready for a brilliant year ahead, we have created this, a ‘Joining the Sixth Form’ Hub which is full of useful information. Here you will find:
- A virtual welcome from Head of Sixth Form, Mr Hand and our new Foundation Headmaster, Mr Doodes
- A map of the school campus, so you can familiarise yourself with important locations such as the Sixth Form Weston Centre and the library
- Getting to King’s, everything you need to know about transport
- Sixth Form Uniform, what you need for day one
- Top Tips for a Successful time in Sixth Form
- Clubs and Activities you can join
- Music at King’s, information about music lessons, and how to express an interest in taking them
- The Senior Years Handbook, which will be a further guide to your first two years at King’s
- Links to our social media channels and newsletter
Virtual Sixth Form Induction Morning, Tuesday 23rd June
You will have received an invite to the Virtual Sixth Form Induction Morning on Tuesday 23rd June. Here you will have an opportunity to meet your House and Form Tutors, meet some of our current Lower and Upper Sixth and also ask any questions you may have. Don’t forget to make a note of these questions as and when you think of them.
We are all looking forward to getting to know you over the coming weeks and months. September will be here soon and, shortly after that, you will feel as though you have always been part of the King’s Family.
The King’s School campus is an exciting and bustling hub. As you have seen we are lucky to have a wide range of wonderful facilities. Prior to you joining our Sixth Form you will be sent a Virtual Tour so you can familiarise yourself with the King’s Worcester campus before you start. In the meantime, you can download (and print) the map below. You can also find out more about our facilities here.
Travelling to King’s Worcester is straightforward, as the city and school is served by a good road network, has two train stations, and many daily coaches/buses covering a wide radius and fitting in with the school day. For more information on all the different transport options, view the Transport page of our website.
Our Sixht Form dress code is a very important part of our identity and is designed to allow students to feel smart and comfortable in their day-to-day activities. We ask all students to wear their Sixth Form attire smartly and as specified in the Sixth Form Uniform Guide below:
For information on purchasing uniform, please visit our uniform page.
We all know that making any transition to a new college or school can be a big step, that’s why Mr Hand has written some useful tips to help you think ahead and make sure you are prepared for your move to King’s. You can read the full article here.
Whether you’re sporty, creative, a keen debater or interested in coding, we have over 100 clubs and societies at King’s so our students develop a range of skills and qualities. Our co-curriculum encourages life-long interests and healthy, creative, and fulfilling habits of body and mind. A great way to visualise the different categories is on our interactive Co-Curriculum Wheel.
Here are just a few of the exciting clubs and activities you can join at King’s:
- Technical Theatre Club
- WRAITH (‘Writing, Reading and Imaginative Thinking’)
- Chess Club
- Digital Media Club
- Quiz Club
- Psychology Club
- Craft Club
- Politics Club
- Robotics and Engineering
- Table Tennis
- Guitar Group
- Scuba Diving
- Indoor Hockey
- Himalayan Club
To see how the different activities fit into your King’s timetable, you can download this academic year’s (2019-2020) club and activity timetable. Please note that you will be provided with an updated version of this timetable when you arrive at King’s as times/days may have changed for next academic year (2020-21).
Musical opportunities at King’s are extensive; with a plethora of orchestras, ensembles, choirs and open mic nights you can get involved with. Whether you’ve never picked up an instrument before or you’re looking to further develop your skills, we also offer music lessons at King’s for the following instruments:
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If you are interested in having music lessons in one or more instruments, just fill out the form below.
Music Lesson Booking Form
All music lessons are £185 per term (assuming 10 lessons a term) and we aim to provide 30 lessons per year. Instrumental/Voice teachers will invoice parents directly.
Sixth Form Handbook
Our Middle Years and Sixth Form Handbook provides you (and your parents) with everything you need to know about starting King’s Sixth Form.
As well as the virtual induction you have to look forward to, you can always keep in touch with what’s going on at King’s Sixth Form via our own Twitter profile and also for the wider school on the King’s Worcester social media channels:
You can also sign-up for our school newsletter, which goes out via email weekly during term-time: