Dear Parents/Carers of Year 11 Students
Your son or daughter will soon need to make important decisions that will shape his/her future career. For this
reason Wood Green School holds an evening where students and parents can find out, first hand, about Sixth
Form options and choices. Year 11 students have already attended a presentation in the Sixth Form Centre
about the opportunities available to them here and the application process.
The evening starts with a series of short presentations at 6.45pm in the Hall, including:
- Life in the WGS Sixth Form, setting out how the Year 12 experience is so different
- How the Witney Consortium Option Block Works, and general advice on selecting A Levels
- Current students share their experience of deciding on courses and what it is like to join Wood Green from another school
- Extra-curricular opportunities are explained such as the Arts Award and Community Sports Leadership Award
There will also be the chance to visit our Sixth Form Centre, but perhaps the most valuable aspect of the
evening is the chance to visit departments and talk with staff about the specific demands of individual
subjects. For example what is the difference between A Level English Literature and English Language and
Literature; what are the characteristics of a successful Mathematics student; what is the best fourth A level to
combine with History, Government and Politics and English Literature courses? This is your opportunity to have
these questions answered.
Staff are supported throughout the evening by volunteer current Sixth Formers who are only too happy to pass
on their advice about the ‘real’ A Level experience. You will also find out how we support students through
individual academic mentoring sessions to ensure the best possible A level grades. We also offer a wide variety
of extra-curricular activities to help develop ‘the whole person’ and to prepare for university, a gap year, or
the world of work.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Introduction to the Sixth Form Evening to explain why.
Mrs Carolyn Whiting
Head of Sixth Form/Assistant Headteacher