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 G Barrett, Head of Year 12 and Mr T Hodgson, Head of Year 13
A Message From the Head Boy
Hello and welcome to the Ermysted’s Sixth Form page.
Ermysted’s Grammar School is proud of its long history of academic success and aims to fulfil the potential of every student. Ermysted’s is a unique school, offering a wide range of extra-curricular activities and providing support for those that need it. The strong community, at Ermysted’s, enables students to challenge and learn from one another in a safe environment.
As Head Boy, it is my great pleasure to give you an insight into life at the School.
The academically challenging learning environment, created by the dedicated teaching staff, is highly rewarding. Ermysted’s is steeped in tradition but always keeps an eye on the future, progressing and developing new ideas, which maximise the students’ potential. This is best reflected in the vast array of A level subjects. Students can choose to study anything from Latin to Computer Science. Sixth Formers are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities, and there are many to choose from. There are competitive sports teams like rugby, football, cricket and cross-country running but there are also chances to try alternative sporting activities such as American football, badminton and climbing. Ermysted’s also has a strong music and drama tradition, staging regular concerts and performances. Sixth Formers have the chance to design and create their own clubs for those in years lower down the School. Clubs previously created by students include public speaking, programming and fantasy football to name just a few. The responsibility placed on Sixth Formers builds character and allows the students to develop their confidence.
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 the School.
I am honoured and grateful to have been an Ermystedian for the past 6 years and I highly recommend you pay a visit to see the school for yourself.
Jeremy Steward, Head Boy 2020-21
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 in the information booklet below.