A Friendly environment
Sixth Form students at our independent school enjoy a friendly environment where academic support in small class sizes is second-to-none. Our young ladies feel able to depend on their teachers at vital points throughout their studies and independence is encouraged by our expert Sixth Form tutor team. There are also lots of opportunities to get involved in the wider school community, a range of trips and events in Sussex and beyond, and a fantastic visiting speaker programme.
We place great importance in making a successful transition from GCSE to A Level. Assessment throughout the Lower Sixth is designed to support learning; performance is monitored carefully to ensure there are no surprises at the end of the linear A Level course. We value examinations at the end of the Lower Sixth because we see this as an important half way stage in the new A Level landscape.
Our Lower Sixth Form are actively encouraged to think about their future careers. University remains by far our most popular school leaver destination but we are seeing an increasing number embarking on school leaver programmes; in the last year, students have successfully gained positions at KPMG and GlaxoSmithKline. Our Higher Education Team provides excellent guidance and advice and prides itself on finding the right course and the right university for each student or indeed the right role in the right business sector. Read more on our Higher Education and Careers page.
Extra Curricular opportunities
Outside of lessons, our Sixth Former students enjoy an excellent Physical Education programme. They are allowed to choose the activity they take part in and this can vary from golf to swimming and from Zumba to netball. We make use of our own facilities but we are also in partnership with The Triangle Leisure Centre in Burgess Hill and the Dolphin Leisure Centre in Haywards Heath. By making use of state-of-the-art facilities in the local area, we avoid the costs of having to pay for their upkeep; this enables us to channel our finances into areas which will truly benefit each and every student in our Sixth Form.
It is a joy to work with such motivated, conscientious and resourceful students. Our young ladies find time to enjoy school and to savour the wonderful atmosphere here at Burgess Hill Girls whilst studying for A Levels. Major events include our well-known Networking Dinner (a chance for our students to meet professionals over a three-course dinner), Race the Sun (an overnight walk across the South Downs to Beachy Head), various events linked to university applications including a visit to the University of Sussex, and numerous Sixth Form socials which are organised by the School Officers.