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The Sixth Form Experience

What our Sixth Form Students Say

“Joining Kingsmead sixth form has given me a wide curriculum that offers a range of subjects that were not available elsewhere.  In addition, I have had many opportunities for personal development including; work experience, volunteering, trips, enrichment, careers fairs and a fantastic new social circle.  The privilege pass allows me to manage my time and develop independence in preparation for University.”  Jasmine Year 12

“The school has helped me to develop my leadership skills, as a Head Student I have had the opportunity to lead whole school fundraising events and raise awareness for the homeless” Chrystal Year 12

"At Kingsmead 6th Form, I've been enriched with boundless opportunities. Through collaboration, I've proudly lent my expertise in editing promotional videos, contributing to the school's vibrant narrative of excellence and achievement." Laurel Year 12

“I’ve had the opportunity to run my own Film Society, and I’ve been supported by the school in doing this.  With opportunities provided for me as a result of this, to have an ongoing work experience placement as a video producer for a digital marketing company that provides services for local businesses, this will lead to the opportunity of an Apprenticeship on completion of my A’Levels”            Kai Year 12

“My privilege pass has given me the opportunity to have a weekly volunteering opportunity at a local primary school, that will help me with my career aspirations as a primary school teacher”  Kejsi Year12

Competitions and Awards


  • Senior Maths Challenge – Imperial College University
  • Speak Out Competition (Rotary club) – St Paul London
  • Politics & the American Election - Transformation Trust
  • Young Geographer of the Year

High Achievers' Awards

  • Princess Diana Award for Anti Bullying / Overcoming Adversity
  • Pure Potential UBS Award for Academic Excellence
  • Martin Heraud [Rotary Club BHP] for Endeavour & Hard Work
  • Head Teacher's Award for High Achievement in Exams
  • Governor's Award for Volunteering in the Community
  • Enfield Rotary ICT Award for Excellence in Computing
  • Head Student Award from Enfield Rotary Club
  • Mayor’s Award for High Achievement in Science
  • Form Tutor Role Model Award for Meeting Expectations in Form
  • Subject Award Top Academic for Outstanding Achievement
  • Star Student(s) The most Outstanding PLR Reports
  • Form Quiz for Prize Winner of Form General Knowledge Quiz
  • Form Challenge for Inter Form Basket Ball Challenge Cup

Charity Events

Charity Events

  • Children in Need
  • Red Nose Day
  • Doctors without Borders
  • Food Bank Heroes
  • Syrian Refugee Appeal
  • Ebola Day
  • World Aids Day

Mentoring Programmes

Kingsmead Sixth Form works with a wide array of educational programmes and institutions to help the students develop upon their skills and knowledge.

Mentoring programmes such as Realising Opportunities and Arts Emergency not only support our students with deciding on what career path is right for them but also offers aid in how they can achieve their goals and aspirations.

Our students have had some fantastic experiences with each programme and highly recommend them to future students.

Summer Schools and Taster Courses

  • LSE – Allison Weatherfield – Law Course with lectures and a mentor
  • UCL – Maths Workshops
  • Realising Opportunities: Summer School as part of two year programme focused on learning key study skills and preparing for university. Also results in potential lowered entry grades for top universities such as Warwick and UCL.
  • Futures First: Summer school as part of two year programme featuring also mentoring, workshops and trips to different university campus.
  • Sutton Trust-American University programme: The chance to learn about studying in America, and to have a summer school in America
  • Med View/Dent View: insights into medical professions
  • Taster days for Anthropology, Medicine, Engineering, Nursing, Midwifery available at top universities such as Brunel, Queen Marys, Kings and UCL.
  • Law: Inner Temple Workshop, students had the chance to visit the inner temple in London and complete workshops there where they learnt about careers associated with the law.
  • Debate Chamber Summer Schools
  • Morgan Stanley insight day (Investment banking/finance)
  • St Georges Medical School: Spring School, insight in the spring holidays into the medical profession
  • Lloyds Spring School: For students considering a career in finance, but not a degree in finance and the opportunities open to them through UCL.
  • UCL Gateway subject taster days

Mentoring and Preparation Schemes

Mentoring/Preparation Schemes

  • Social Mobility foundation: Pairs you with mentor and invites you to workshops about top careers and crucial skills for university and the world of work
  • Realising Opportunities: completing this successfully leads to lower entry requirements for top universities
  • Futures First: Mentoring, Workshops, Easter school, University visits.
  • Access to Southampton: Completing this successfully lowers the entry requirements for this university, alongside the chance to gain lots of useful insights and skills
  • Sutton Trust: Aims to widen participation of students into top careers such as Law and Medicine
  • K+: Kings College Widening access scheme: completing this successfully lowers the entry requirements for this university, alongside the chance to gain lots of useful insights and skills
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Mentoring Scheme: Top law firm offering mentors to students interested in the profession.

Work Experience

Work Experience Placements & Opportunities

  • Ernst & Young - Financial
  • Meridian Waters & Stephen Lawrence Trust : Architecture and Design Opportunity. Mentoring, workshops and work experience
  • Citi Bank – Young Enterprise
  • Enfield Rotary Club – Speak Out Challenge
  • Head Students – Meeting and Greeting guests, making speeches, representing the school at key events
  • Student Ambassadors – Open evenings and public events
  • Visit Auschwitz Concentration Camp – Poland trip, flown to Poland to visit the concentration camp and session before and after to process the experience.
  • UCL – Summer Laboratory research
  • GOSH - Hospital placement in the Neo Natal Unit
  • Enfield Youth Parliament – School representative
  • Links with and visits to Newham College, Cambridge.
  • 6th Form into Teaching Work Experience in Primary Schools
  • NCS programme