Sixth Form Information

Welcome to the information page for students in the Sixth Form. This page will updated regularly with information and resources for the Sixth Form.

2019 A Level results

KLB has enjoyed consistently excellent results for a number of years now. The headline figures are extremely strong. Given everything that happened around exams this year, it wouldn’t be right to quote figures for 2020, suffice to say that the grades students earned were excellent. For the previous 3 years, the number of entries that were at A*/A have been above 30%, at A* to B 60% & A* to C 80%. We certainly have a sustained level of excellence with regards attainment.

In 2019, we celebrated another extremely successful year at A level. With almost a third of entries being graded at A* or A, students have enjoyed considerable success gaining many places on competitive courses at top universities. Others are excited about the opportunities which lie within a range of apprenticeships. Our sixth form is founded on the belief that a positive approach determines success so it’s lovely for our students to see their hard work, determination and resilience well rewarded. These students have also given a great deal back to the school and local community.

As well as outstanding attainment, KLB Sixth Form has consistently been amongst the top schools in the country for Value Added, the measure of progress students have made from GCSE. In 2019, we were placed in the top 3 percent of schools and colleges nationally and the top state school in Gloucestershire.

% entries resulting in grades A*/A 32
% entries resulting in grades A*/A/B 65
% entries resulting in grades A* to C 86
% entries resulting in grades A*-E 99.4

Dress Code

The aim of the dress code is to create a good image of the sixth form to the rest of the school and the community. Clothing should be worn in a smart manner.

Boys

  • Dark blue/black/dark grey, plain or pinstripe suit
  • Plain or striped shirt
  • School sixth form tie (ordered through Scopay)
  • Smart, dark brown or black shoes
  • V-necked sweater – dark, plain
  • Boys are permitted to wear one pair of studs in the lobe. Other piercings are not acceptable.
  • Hairstyles should be tidy and inconspicuous

Girls
Whilst girls do not have to wear suits, they must look smart and ready for work. We recommend that you ask yourself the question, would I go to an interview dressed like this?’ If the answer is ‘no’, then what is being worn isn’t suitable for school. Bear in mind the need to look “interview ready” even if a jacket is removed.

  • Smart suits or coordinating, tailored* jacket with dress/skirt/trousers. Simple patterns are fine as long as the overall look with the jacket is smart. Denim is not acceptable.
  • Worn with a smart shirt or top. Tops must not be cropped. We appreciate that many tops are sold as T-shirts. However, when a jacket is removed, many of these T-shirts look very casual. You must look smart. Jackets must be worn at all times unless the “no blazer” rule is in place across the school due to the weather. A coat cannot replace your jacket.
  • Footwear should be smart dark shoes or boots. Black trainers are allowed but must look smart. They must be entirely black and able to be polished. Again ask the question about whether you would you wear these for an interview.
  • Girls are permitted to wear one pair of earrings. Other piercings are not acceptable.
  • Hairstyles should be tidy and inconspicuous

*Trousers, skirts and dresses worn must be tailored. Tailored skirts are of a fixed length, unlike stretchy ones which can be adjusted depending on the audience and the wearer. Tailored trousers can be slim/skinny fit but aren’t treggings. They are usually of the same material as the jacket. Skirt lengths cannot be higher than the midpoint between the top of the leg and the knee.

Post 18 Destinations

Our record of examination achievement is excellent and we are justifiably proud of our success in helping students secure the place of their choice at university, gaining an apprenticeship or in entering employment. A high percentage of our Sixth Form go on to university, including Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group universities, and to elite institutions worldwide. We support our students in exploring other routes, too: whether they’re interested in degree apprenticeships, further education, travel, gap years or volunteering, our priority is to help you work out the right option for each and every student.

Our Sixth Form leadership and tutor team are familiar with the changing opportunities and expectations of higher education and we provide expert guidance in this area. We give bespoke guidance to help students to prepare the best possible application for university, further education or employment.

Bursary

The 16-19 Bursary Fund is paid by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) to Schools and Colleges so that they may provide financial help to students whose access to or completion of education might be inhibited by financial considerations. Each school has been allocated a fixed sum of money for the 16-19 Bursary Fund. This will vary from year to year.

Students who are eligible must apply and must also supply the required evidence to support the application. This fund is designed to help support those young people who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education post 16. The fund has two elements: the vulnerable bursary for vulnerable young people and the discretionary Bursary for young people facing financial barriers to participation. These funds can be used by the students to help pay towards the costs related to participation in full-time education, such as transport, educational visits, university open days, interviews, books and equipment.

If you think you may be eligible to apply for a Bursary, please read the 16-19 Bursary Procedure document which can be downloaded below.  Please contact Mrs Price, 6th Form Administrator, if you have any questions.

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