Welcome to our Sixth Form.
Ermysted’s Sixth Form is a happy, hard-working community of 16-18 year-olds united by a desire to succeed. We’re small enough to be friendly and caring, yet large enough to offer an interesting range of subjects. Reading about it on a website can only communicate so much; a visit is far more useful. Prospective students can either attend our annual Taster Day in January, or arrange a tour mid-week. Typically, we ask an existing pupil to show you around after which I will be happy meet you and answer any questions. Be assured of this, however. Ermysted’s Sixth Form is a rewarding experience, but it demands hard work, resilience and commitment. Success has to be earned; it’s never inherited or awarded at random. If you come here, much will be expected of you.
Mr A.D. Marsden, Head of Sixth Form
A Message From the Head Boy
Hello and welcome to the Ermysted’s Sixth Form page.
Ermysted’s is a unique place. The school is rightly proud of its continued academic success and the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities that are on offer. For me, Ermysted’s strength is the School’s strong community, both within the individual houses and the school more generally. This provides everyone with the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and secure environment.
As Head Boy, it is my great pleasure to give you an insight into life at the School.
The dedicated teaching staff challenge and inspire the pupils to reach their best. There is a wide range of subjects which can be studied, whether it’s the modern advances in technology or something as traditional as Latin. Ermysted’s staff are able to engage and encourage boys, making learning enjoyable and exciting. Outside the classroom, Ermysted’s also provides many opportunities. There are competitive sports teams like rugby, football, cricket and cross-country running but there are also chances to try alternative sports like Ultimate Disc, American football and climbing. Ermysted’s also has a strong music and drama tradition, staging regular concerts and performances. Staff and pupils also run many clubs including: public speaking, programming, and science journals to name just a few. These clubs help to develop the confidence of students. The Newspaper club provides students with the opportunity to write about issues that are important to them and their peers and a professionally printed newspaper “The Reason” is produced termly.
Another key strength of the school is the Pastoral Team. Our school is a safe environment, which encourages and celebrates diversity and provides excellent support for pupils. The school recognises the pressures that are faced at the various stages of life by a secondary school pupil. It has established structures to help pupils at all levels with pupil mentors, class prefects and a well-established student adviser team, which run alongside the pastoral staff. There is also a strong careers team, which provides every pupil with advice about the future beyond this school.
I am proud to be an Ermystedian and I highly recommend you paying a visit to see the school for yourself.
Sam Pilling, Head Boy 2019-20
Some boys are chosen to be prefects each year. This is a particular honour and a recognition of their smartness, manners and leadership qualities. We particularly welcome prefect applications from boys new to the school.
For entry into Year 12, a pupil is required to achieve a minimum of Grade 5 in at least five GCSE subjects and at least Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics and English Language. In addition, a pupil must reach the published requirements for entry onto his proposed course of study, which are set out on the subject pages below and in the Sixth Form Information Booklet.