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Trinity Sixth Form Entry 2019


Trinity Sixth Form Entry 2019

The Headmaster’s Welcome The rigorous pursuit of excellence balanced by compassionate concern for individuals. Trinity School’s mission

At Trinity it is not just what our students achieve that matters, but as important is what kind of young people they become and what they choose to do when they leave us. We have fostered a welcoming, diverse and grounded community in which our students feel cared for and supported. Within that, I am confident that they will be able to express the gifts they have, to thrive academically and to respond well to being challenged intellectually. Our students achieve some of the best academic results in the country, giving them access to the world’s best universities and exciting work opportunities, but academic confidence is only one part of their development; they are also actively encouraged to take up the wealth of opportunities we offer outside the classroom, and we are proud too that they play an active role in building and caring for our local community. The transition from the Fifth Year (Year 11) to the Sixth Form marks the start of an important and exciting new stage at school. There will be considerable opportunities to develop leadership skills in tandem with a greater sense of responsibility, and to prepare as a young adult

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for the next stage of education. After managing the challenge of completing a large number of GCSEs, students welcome the opportunity to select four A Levels and will find the detailed study of these subjects more satisfying and demanding than the broader, but necessarily more superficial, approach which they have encountered so far. With well over 20 subjects from which to chose, an enrichment programme and an independent research project, all set within our over-arching Diploma, our Sixth Form provides a stimulating learning experience. My commitment to every Trinity student is that they will acquire new knowledge, skills and interests, as well as a strong set of values so that, when they leave Trinity, we can be proud of their achievements and be delighted by the sort of person they have become. I would very much like to welcome you to the School so you can experience for yourself the spirit of Trinity and its warm, purposeful atmosphere.

Alasdair Kennedy Headmaster

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The Sixth Form Experience

Lucy Metcalf

Lives in Bromley, Kent Studied Maths, Further Maths, Geography and Economics Reading Economics at Cambridge.

Trinity is all parents want from a school and more! The standard of teaching is excellent and the pastoral care is second to none. Trinity Sixth Form Parent

Introduction At Trinity, your Sixth Form experience will be your most enjoyable time at school. You are able to explore the subjects that most interest you within a vibrant, friendly and purposeful learning environment. Our Sixth Form is an inspiring and diverse community with many co-curricular options as well as our enriching Diploma programme which we believe is central to a rounded and balanced education. Trinity Sixth Form offers many opportunities to stretch and challenge yourself, developing intellectual and cultural interests within a stimulating and nurturing setting. As Sixth Formers, you will be viewed as the School’s leaders and are encouraged to develop

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Independent learning with outstanding pastoral care qualities of leadership and initiative as well as to embrace our clubs and societies, plays and concerts, teams and expeditions. Trinity is a happy School with wonderfully supportive staff. It is our confident belief that you will leave Trinity after two enjoyable and challenging years, well prepared for Higher Education and life beyond, having made enduring friendships here. This prospectus, in conjunction with our Guide to A Level Subject Choices, aims to help you make an informed decision about your future.

Our academic programme prepares students effectively for top universities and careers, focusing on providing depth as well as breadth. Most students study 4 A levels in the Lower Sixth leading to 3 or 4 A levels in the Upper Sixth. All students undertake an independent research task within our Diploma programme. Average class size for 2017-18 is just under 10 per group. With smaller, more informal classes topics are debated and explored with greater freedom. Every Sixth Former meets daily with his or her tutor, who will monitor progress and give advice and guidance, alongside a strong pastoral support network.

When I joined I found it really easy to get to know the other girls, particularly because of the all-girl tutor groups which help everyone to bond very quickly. I particularly enjoyed sport; I was sporty at my old school, but at Trinity I really had a lot of fun. I think that’s because there is so much emphasis on everyone getting involved. I would advise all girls to try new activities, whether it’s music, art or sport. It’s a great way to make friends. Academically, all departments are very supportive. The teachers will really push and encourage you to extend your knowledge beyond the curriculum. Trinity School was definitely a great choice. I only wish I could have done another year!

Antonia Geldeard Head of Sixth Form

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Through the Trinity Diploma, students think beyond the curriculum and engage critically with the world around them. We encourage self-motivation and independent thinking, enabling students to take responsibility for their wider development.

Personal D e ve l o p m e nt

Independent Study

Wellbeing

Trinity students are academically ambitious and curious. All have the opportunity to undertake some further independent study in their area of interest. Teaching and support is timetabled within the Diploma programme and students choose to take either an EPQ or the Trinity Academic Project. The projects culminate in an event where students are able to present their work.

Our Personal Development Programme underpins school life. The emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health of our students is of primary importance and we aim to build resilience and offer methods to alleviate stress, as well as to prepare all for the world beyond.

Enrichment and Electives Critical thinking, research and study skills are key to A level success and beyond. We offer a super curriculum which includes enrichment courses and elective options, through which students can extend their subject interests further.

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Trinity Diploma

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There is a strong network of pastoral support at Trinity made up of the tutors, Heads of Year and Head of Sixth Form. Further support is provided by nurses with mental health training, the school counsellor, the academic mentor and our collaboration with a clinical psychologist who regularly visits the school, with oversight provided by the Pastoral Deputy Head.

Leadership and Community Trinity has a long history of developing partnerships with the community. All students volunteer to work with local charities and organisations, thereby learning important life skills and the value of service. Current opportunities include working at an ecology centre and gardening for older people. Students also plan art, sports, music and IT sessions for primary school children and assist with activities in residential homes.

Trinity Talks Throughout the academic year a series of keynote speaker events are held for the wider school community. The guest speakers are chosen with the aim of stimulating debate and broadening horizons.

We aim to foster confident individuals, prepared for the world, with leadership and teamwork skills as well as a strong sense of citizenship and social enterprise.

Links with the community are extensive, playing a significant part in preparing pupils for life beyond school. Inspection Report 2014

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A Level Results 2017

Destination of Leavers

At A level 91% were awarded A*-B in 2017 Alongside our aim to enable all of our students to achieve their full potential, we take great pride in the ability of our teachers to instil a real love of learning in our students.

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Subject

Entries

% A*

% A*/A % A*/B

Art and Photography

11

100.0

100.0

100.0

Biology

18

33.3

83.3

94.4

Business Studies

13

7.7

53.8

92.3

Chemistry

31

12.9

51.6

74.2

Classical Civilisation

7

0.0

0.0

85.7

Design Technology

7

28.6

100.0

100.0

Drama

6

33.3

33.3

66.7

Economics

32

28.1

65.6

Electronics

6

33.3

English Literature

35

Extended Project French

Oxford and Cambridge admit around 10% of our pupils every year. The vast majority of students achieve their first choice of university.

Bath

King’s College London

Royal Veterinary College

Birmingham

Lancaster

Sheffield

Bristol

Leeds

Slade School of Fine Art (UCL)

Cambridge

Leicester

Southampton

Cardiff

Liverpool

St Andrews

Central Saint Martin’s

Loughborough

Surrey

Courtauld Institute of Art

LSE London

Sussex

Durham

Manchester

The Royal Northern College of Music

96.9

East Anglia

Newcastle

University College London

66.7

66.7

22.9

71.4

88.6

Edinburgh

Nottingham

Warwick

28

50.0

85.7

92.9

Essex

Oxford

York

6

0.0

50.0

83.3

Exeter

Queen Mary London

Canada – University of Toronto

Geography

25

0.0

40.0

80.0

Glasgow

Ravensbourne Art College

USA – University of Maryland

German

3

0.0

33.3

66.7

Goldsmiths College London

Reading

USA – University of Michigan

Gov & Politics

13

23.1

69.2

100.0

Imperial College London

Royal College of Music

USA – Princeton University

Greek

1

0.0

100.0

100.0

Kent

Royal Holloway London

Work (with sponsored degree)

History

40

20.0

57.5

95.0

Latin

3

0.0

66.7

100.0

Mathematics

85

38.8

72.9

98.8

Further Mathematics

18

44.4

77.8

100.0

Music

5

20.0

80.0

100.0

Physical Education

8

25.0

25.0

87.5

Physics

27

7.4

59.3

85.2

Psychology

12

8.3

66.7

100.0

Religious Studies

14

0.0

42.9

64.3

Spanish

16

0.0

31.3

93.8

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

No. of U6 candidates

111

109

88

94

90

131

128

140

127

141

% A*

n/a

n/a

21.72

18.7

21.0

20.7

21.3

28.6

22.3

24.9

% A* / A

51.7

63.0

62.4

60.3

64.6

58.8

61.2

65.2

61.0

63.4

% A* – B

83.7

90.5

90.0

90.2

91.1

88.7

92.0

88.7

90.4

90.9

% Pass

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

The following table gives the university destinations of our recent leavers.

The support for getting students into university makes Trinity stand out. Trinity Leaver

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Sebastian Elliott A Stunning Sixth Form Centre With its double-height ceiling, our Sixth Form Centre offers a light and spacious common room area in which students can relax and socialise. It benefits from its own staffed cafĂŠ serving drinks and snacks during morning break and lunch, making it a friendly, buzzy environment. The study suites are filled with natural light and are wellequipped with WiFi access, an IT suite and both quiet and collaborative working areas. The School aims to ensure that students find studying at Trinity enjoyable so that all can achieve their academic goals both at school and beyond.

Outstanding Facilities

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Trinity School is housed in bright and modern buildings to the east of Croydon adjacent to the green belt. The School is surrounded by 27 acres of grounds and sports fields.

In addition to our superb sports facilities and new Music Centre, with dozens of rehearsal rooms, our students enjoy the use of two theatres and a fully-equipped television studio.

Our Sixth Form students enjoy all our facilities, and the bustle of a large, busy school, while also having their own dedicated space.

The Art and Design Departments house a sculpture studio, ceramics workshop, garages, electronics workshops, Apple-editing suites and a dedicated gallery.

Lives in Greenwich, South East London. Studied Maths, Physics and German Reading Engineering at Cambridge The Sixth Form revitalised my experience of school. It offered me new challenges and a fresh perspective, in particular a different view on work. My attitude to learning changed; I felt much more in charge and much more independent. I felt we were already preparing for university; taking part in Lit Soc and Maths Society gave me a taste for high level thinking and personal research. I was encouraged and supported all the way with so many opportunities to perform that I lost count. The best thing about Trinity is that it is simultaneously challenging and exciting, as well as friendly and supportive.

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Learning Beyond the Classroom Drama Sixth Form students have every opportunity to contribute their talents to the many productions at Trinity, whether as actors, singers, directors, composers, designers or part of the technical crew. We regularly stage plays and musicals; recent productions include The Importance of Being Earnest, Oliver, Little Shop of Horrors and Little Foot, a play performed as part of The National Theatre’s Connections programme.

There are stimulating creative writing workshops and opportunities for students to produce, as well as to collaborate with professional theatre companies. Our Sixth Formers have toured to the Edinburgh Festival, performed at The Rose Theatre, and visited inspirational cities such as Moscow, New York, Vienna and Madrid.

Music We are proud to offer a wide variety of musical activities and Sixth Form students often take a leading role. For instrumentalists, the large ensembles include the Symphony Orchestra, Trinity Strings, the Symphonic Wind Band and the Big Band. There are many smaller groups, including string quartets, piano trios, saxophone quartets, clarinet quintets, and brass groups. Jazz thrives and players of all levels on all instruments are invited to the weekly jazz workshops. Both electric and classical guitarists are also well catered for and pianists benefit from Trinity being an AllSteinway School.

Performance in music, art, drama and sport is of an exceptionally high standard and is a distinctive feature of the school.

Singing is very popular at Trinity. In addition to the Choristers, there is a mixed Senior Chamber Choir and The Girls’ Choir.

Being able to play at Glyndebourne was an unforgettable experience. Sixth Form Student

Inspection Report 2014

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Sport We have a long established reputation for sporting excellence. We see a great deal of success in national competitions and our pupils have gained representative honours at county and international level. We also provide opportunities for all to enjoy a wide variety of sports as part of a healthy lifestyle.

leadership confidence teamwork resilience integrity

There are many notable sportsmen and women on our staff who have played at Senior and International level or have a distinguished record in coaching and PE, including a former rugby union professional, a former England cricketer and coach, an Olympics water polo player and a Scottish and British Masters Champion Swimmer. Our facilities are extensive and impressive. Alongside the six rugby pitches, floodlit astroturf pitches, football pitches, cricket squares, indoor and outdoor nets, netball, tennis and badminton courts, we have a

climbing wall and a modern sports complex incorporating sports halls, squash courts, and fully equipped gyms. Our facilities are so good that we have hosted senior international teams for training whilst they have been touring in the UK or playing in the World Cup. There is a wide range of sports, including rugby, hockey, netball, cricket, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, climbing, cross country, fencing, fitness, football, horse riding, table tennis, tennis, sailing, squash, sub-aqua diving, swimming, water polo and weight training.

Specialist coaching enables the highest achievers to play at national level whilst ensuring that all can enjoy and develop their sporting interests. Inspection Report 2014

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Teachers treat you maturely and the introduction of independent learning prepares you for university. Sixth Form Student

The Combined Cadet Force The CCF provides excellent opportunities for Sixth Formers to develop leadership and management skills. Senior cadets are much respected and have earned considerable public recognition for their valuable service. For senior cadets activities include climbing, parachuting, infantry courses, solo gliding or flying, sub-aqua courses and challenging leadership courses designed to bring out the best in every individual.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is open to all Sixth Formers; students can join the scheme at any level, including direct entry into the Gold Award. Expeditions have explored the Brecon Beacons and make good use of our Boetius Centre. Some trips are further afield such as Norway, Iceland, South Africa and Canada.

Young Enterprise Budding Lower Sixth Entrepreneurs are invited to take part in Young Enterprise, a national scheme that is highly valued by universities and employers whereby students learn about business by running their own company.

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Beyond Trinity

Trinity Alumni: an international community

University

Careers

Most students apply to university or specialist further education courses (such as Music or Art) at the beginning of their Upper Sixth Year. There is a comprehensive range of advice available at Trinity to guide students through this process. An experienced Sixth Form team will support students with their Personal Statement and UCAS application.

The Careers Department offers information, advice and assistance, not only with the selection of universities and potential courses, but also on apprenticeships and school leaver schemes.

Students applying to universities such as Oxbridge, which require admissions tests and interviews, receive specialist training and support, both from the Sixth Form team as well as within academic departments. Some Trinity students select to apply to international universities, for which further guidance and support is offered.

Careers staff work with students, one-to-one, to identify their skill set, build a robust CV, complete applications for internships and plan work experience. Sessions are delivered on student finance, scholarships and bursaries, along with information on studying abroad and gap year opportunities. Regular themed Careers Evenings are on offer and students can arrange top-up careers profiling, mock interviews and make use of the extensive Careers Library.

Trinity offers social networking sites and a dedicated alumni website to keep former students up to date and connected. Many former students return to Trinity to give lectures, speak at our Careers Evenings and to advise and help our students. We are fortunate that some alumni are also in a position to offer work experience, internships and graduate job opportunities. The alumni join us at a wide range of events throughout the year from milestone reunions, to music and sporting events. These events offer excellent networking opportunities for all. When you leave Trinity, you will also have access to a dedicated networking portal that connects you with fellow OTs. My Trinity allows you to re-connect with old classmates and friends, as well as enabling you to use the trusted Trinity School environment to expand your professional network. By fully integrating with social networks, and cultivating a culture of helping and giving back, you will be amazed how vibrant the Trinity community is!

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Admission to the Sixth Form Admission to the Sixth Form is not automatic. Every year a number of students from other schools join the Trinity Sixth Form. External applications must be made by early November. The vast majority of Sixth Form students will have achieved grades 7, 8 and 9 in the subjects they take in the Sixth Form. Please note that we expect all students, both internal and external applicants, to achieve at least six GCSEs at grade 7 or above and meet the subject specific requirements for A level study. Prospective pupils and parents are welcome to attend the School Open Morning in early October. All pupils and parents are encouraged to attend the A Level Choices Evening in October (by prior arrangement) to help make decisions about A Level choices.

Scholarships, worth up to half of the annual fee, are awarded to external applicants who can demonstrate especially high standards in academic work, music, art or sport. Means-tested bursaries are also available. Applicants who have demonstrated the necessary level of ability and commitment to their studies will be invited to sit the entrance examination and attend interviews at Trinity in late November.

Key Dates: Saturday 6th October 2018 Open Morning.

Monday 8th October 2018 A Level Choices and Open Evening for new applicants and current pupils. By appointment only.

Monday 5th November 2018 Closing date for external applications.

Current Trinity pupils will submit their provisional subject choices at the end of the Autumn Term in the Fifth Year (Year 11) and final decisions will be made in the Spring Term.

Saturday 24th November 2018

Please refer to our Sixth Form Guide to A Level Subjects For Entry 2019 for further subject information.

Offers made to external applicants.

Entrance exams and interview for external applicants.

December 2018

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Trinity School, Shirley Park, Croydon, CR9 7AT 020 8656 9541 sixthformadmissions@trinity.croydon.sch.uk Photography: Panaround Ltd and Trinity School Design: PadCreative.co.uk

Headmaster Mr A J S Kennedy MA (Cantab) Chairman of the Court of Governors Mr C J Houlding The Whitgift Foundation, North End Croydon CR9 1SS

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Trinity School is a registered charity. Whilst the contents of this document are correct at the date of publication, the School reserves the right to make any alterations to its curriculum, activities and organisation at any time. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the Headmaster’s permission. Š Trinity School 2018

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