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, I hope you find it useful.
Since my first day, I have felt at home here. In fact, a day hasn’t gone by in which I have not enjoyed taking part in lessons or activities outside of the classroom. The school has helped to nurture my pre-existing skills and develop new ones to make me a more rounded young man. As Head Boy, it gives me pleasure to share with you a taste of everything the school has to offer.
Firstly, the school’s incredible academic success is down to the hard work and effort put in by both students and staff. Each pupil is pushed to reach their potential and combined with its strong ethos, Ermysted’s allows students to thrive and truly discover themselves before going on to further study or work. Secondly, the extra-curricular activities on offer add a new dimension to learning. The sport on offer varies from football to frisbee and is all performed at a high level. And the first XV team offers a sporting ideal for all students to strive for. Alongside sport are other clubs such as debating or politics and economics. These clubs teach useful analytical skills that fit perfectly with studies in lesson and give all students a broader outlook on the world in which we live. The school not only offers something for everyone but also lets students contribute new ideas for clubs and societies, allowing us to diversify and expand our range of extra-curricular options continuously.
I am proud to say that our school is a truly inclusive community and the welcome extended to you and your family is certainly a sincere one. All members of staff do excellent jobs ensuring every student is looked after to the highest standards, feels safe and is respected within our friendly school body. Our pastoral team makes the transition period smooth whether you are transferring into year 7 or our Sixth Form. Ermysted’s has helped me achieve more than I ever thought possible when I first arrived and has given me transferable abilities that will help me in a future competitive world. It is an educational establishment that I will always admire and am proud to say I am a part of.
I hope you will come visit us if you are interested in becoming a member of the school; we would be very pleased to have you.
Johnny Sturgeon, Head Boy 2018-19
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 6 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.