The Coopers' Company and Coborn School

Learning & Teaching

The Sixth Form is unashamedly academic; we only offer highly-challenging and rigorous A Level qualifications which are respected by employers and universities; these are taught in a traditional and rigorous way. The school encourages its Sixth Formers to become independent learners at the same time as taking direct responsibility for the management of the considerable expectations made of them.

Students are progressively given more autonomy and independence but within a firm framework of clear support and guidance. Progress is closely monitored through day-to-day contact with tutors and with subject teachers. Students in the Sixth Form are expected to devote at least 20 hours per week to their studies, in addition to their time spent in lessons. In recognition of the significant demands of this study it is also expected that no student has more than ten hours paid employment. The School’s aim is that each student achieves their full potential; there cannot be compromises with commitments that will undermine this aspiration.