I am very pleased to introduce the 2013 edition of ‘Into the Sixth’ for students at RGS and for those joining us from other schools. The transition from GCSE courses to Sixth Form studies represents a major hurdle, but it is a challenge which has been accepted confidently by RGS Worcester students in the past. Good results at GCSE have been accompanied by impressively strong AS and A Level grades in recent years. The very considerable ability of our students and the high quality of the advice which they receive from January to September and beyond will contribute hugely to the impact they can make in the Sixth Form. This booklet represents a significant part of this advice and I recommend that you study it in detail over the coming weeks. I am confident that their years in the Sixth Form will represent the culmination of their school careers for all our students, and give them an excellent platform for higher education and their future careers. The high achievements of A Level students from RGS Worcester are a source of considerable pride as they leave to take up their places in the country’s leading universities. At the same time, they are enjoying the wide diversity of activities and interests that the school encourages, as well as the opportunity to take on leadership roles. I am sure that next year’s Lower Sixth will have appropriately high aspirations as they look forward to the opportunities offered to them over the next two years.