Sixth Form (Years 12 – 13)
Luckley boasts one of the most successful independent Sixth Forms in Berkshire, with A-Level results regularly topping the local league tables and ranking highly in the national tables.
Sixth Form life centres around Cornish House, providing a space for purposeful study and enjoyment of school life. The purpose-built centre consists of shared study rooms for both boarders and day students, a spacious lounge area, conservatory, computer suite, student kitchen and laundry areas.
Sixth Form library and careers resources are located on the mezzanine floor of the Jubilee Library which is set aside for the older students to use for study and research. Additional Higher Educational Resources are located in the Cornish House computer suite.
Most students study four AS subjects in Year 12, continuing with three at A2 level in Year 13. A wide range of courses is available. AS General Studies is offered as an additional qualification and is recommended as extremely useful for students thinking of applying for Oxbridge places and for medicine or law courses. Our careers advisor and subject staff provide help and advice on the best combination of subjects for students to achieve their goals. ICT skills and qualifications may also be gained through ‘workshop’ sessions and Sixth Form PE lessons are scheduled to fit in with students’ individual academic programmes. It is expected that all students will attend these sessions.
Click on the links at the top right of the page for details about individual subjects available to study at A-Level.
Beyond the classroom
Departments arrange attendance at academic lectures, conferences, theatre trips, study trips and socials. Exchanges can be arranged for linguists and residential field study for geographers takes place. Study trips abroad have included locations such as Kenya, Rome, Florence and New York.
A programme of ‘Enrichment’ activities complements the academic course allowing time for focus on current affairs, political and cultural issues, health and careers / higher education related topics.
Boarding in Cornish House is extremely popular, providing the ideal opportunity to prepare for university life. Weekly, flexi and full boarding options are available and boarders enjoy a range of leisure and social activities, including cultural visits to London, go-carting, ice-skating and shopping trips. Students plan theses activities with the boarding staff on a termly basis. Students enjoy use of their own bedrooms and study areas as well as the communal rooms. After school students have access to facilities for art , music, ICT and sport.
Preparation for University and Independent Living
An exciting new programme designed to give students the valuable skills and knowledge that they will need to survive independent life as a university student:
Academic studies are balanced with extra-curricular activities through the wide range of clubs and societies that Luckley has on offer, including public speaking and debating competitions with local schools, Young Enterprise, musical activities and drama productions, open studio for art and many sports (riding, polo, hockey, netball, swimming, basketball ).
Sixth Form students are given many opportunities to develop their leadership and team working skills through the house system, through being appointed to positions of responsibility and through their extra curricular involvement.
There is an opportunity to become involved in all kinds of charity work in projects devised and run by sixth formers or through ‘local charities, such as the Me2 Club.
Students go on to top universities in the UK and overseas. Please visit our Destinations page for details.