Sixth Form Boarding Schools

The decision about sixth form boarding schools is an important one – your child wants to get into a top higher education institution and the school that they end up in will heavily influence where they go. There are many sixth form boarding schools in the UK; in fact, this country has some of the best in the world. However, you cannot send your child to just any – they are managed using different standards so you need to choose the one that caters best to your child’s needs.
School performance is the most important thing for most parents – they want to send their child to a school that has a history of sending most of their students to good universities, not just in the UK but abroad. There are online magazines where results are published, but as a prospective parent you can also ask the school to give you results from the last few years.
Another important factor to take into account is the subjects that you child wants to study. Do not assume that you know best what they should pursue. Let your child make his or her decision, but talk to them about any undue influences. Many young people choose to study subjects that they are no good at, or not interested in, because of peer pressure or because an adult in their life thinks that it would be good for them. Ask your child to think about their strengths and weaknesses and also what they think they would like to do in the future. If, for example, they want to study sciences, arts or medicine they should take sixth form subjects that provide a foundation for these careers.
The Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies is a good place to start your search for sixth form boarding schools. They have a wide array of subjects and an excellent faculty. Find out how to enrol your child on http://ccss.co.uk/.