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24th February
The week beginning Monday 24th February saw a special programme of events in the Modern Foreign Lang...
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Students taste foreign cultures during Languages Week
15th February
Thirty-six Year 9 students took part in the annual Battlefields trip over half term from Sunday Febr...
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Year 9 students pay respects during Battlefields experience
15th February
A group of keen History students from Ruislip High visited Berlin from Saturday 15th February to Tue...
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GCSE History students visit Berlin
14th February
Students from Years 11 - 13 took part in our annual Careers Fair in the man hall on Thursday 6th Feb...
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Ruislip High alumni attend Careers Fair
6th February
On Thursday 6th February Year 12 and 13 Chemistry students attended an event at Ruislip High School ...
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Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS) – Royal Society of Chemistry visits Sixth Form students
29th January
A Met Police Chief Superintendent was the visitor for the Sixth Form external speaker programme on W...
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Sixth Formers hear from Chief Superintendent
24th January
Author Alex Wheatle, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, gave a special assembly talk t...
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Year 11s hear from inspirational author
14th January
The Learning Support Faculty took nine students to compete in the first round of the West London Pan...
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Panathlon Competition
20th December
The winter newsletter is out now! Each term Ruislip High School brings you all the news from the pas...
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Winter Newsletter 2019
14th November
Ruislip High’s most prestigious event of the year, Presentation Evening, took place on Thursday 14th...
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Star student Emily delivers message on ‘success’ at Presentation Evening 2019
3rd November
A group of Ruislip High students has taken part in an English Literature Battlefields trip run by Un...
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English Literature Battlefields Trip
19th October
GCSE Latin and Geography students enjoyed an incredible trip to Rome and Pompeii from Saturday 19th ...
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Volcano hike enjoyed by students as part of trip to Rome and Pompeii

Upcoming Events

1 Apr
Post-18 information evening for Year 12 (postponed)
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3 Apr
Spring term ends
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4 Apr
Easter holiday
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7 Apr
Year 12/13 Iceland trip
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20 Apr
Summer term starts
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Following government guidelines, Ruislip High School is now closed to the majority of students and work is set remotely via Show My Homework and Google Classroom. 
If your child is vulnerable, or your role is critical to the Coronavirus response and your child is unable to work from home safely, please email keyworkers@ruisliphigh.org.uk stating the dates you need to send your child to school. Whilst we appreciate many key workers may be called to work in an emergency, please ensure school is given 24 hours' notice of intended student attendance where possible. 

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Welcome from the Head of Sixth Form

The journey for Ruislip High School Sixth Form began when the school’s first ever cohort began their A-level study in September 2011. The Sixth Form is now well established and fosters independence whilst providing the support necessary to ensure that all students reach their potential. There are three key principles at the core of the Sixth Form experience at Ruislip High School: academic excellence, individualised pastoral care and significant extracurricular opportunities.

At the centre of the academic experience for students is the excellent teaching that is seen throughout the school. Students are taught by dedicated and inspiring teachers who are all trained to teach the subject they deliver in the Sixth Form. They are additionally supported by a specialised Learning Mentor to assist with the demands of sixth form study. 

Students in the Sixth Form also receive outstanding pastoral support through a team of specially-trained tutors who support them with their examinations and research skills and prepare them for university and employment. In Year 12, for example, there is an entire week dedicated to supporting students in their university applications and career choices after Ruislip High School. In Year 13, every student receives specialist help in writing and editing their personal statements. As a result, Year 13 students have been successful in a range of university applications to Oxford and Cambridge to study subjects including Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Natural Sciences, Human Sciences, History, and Geography. Additionally, Year 13 students have been successful in applying to study Medicine at a range of UK universities.

 

Finally the school recognises that an excellent Sixth Form education is based on more than A-level grades alone, and we offer excellent extra-curricular opportunities for all students. Students in Year 12 are expected to complete twenty-four hours of volunteering and enrichment time and they will have a wide range of activities to choose from, including sport and debating. The sixth form runs a successful guest speaker programme, which has included the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, UK diplomat to North Korea, Sir Richard Hoare, and many more. 

Students are also invited to work with the lower year groups and our Sixth Form students provide invaluable support and encouragement to the rest of the school. There is a varied range of Sixth Form trips on offer, from one-day visits to London, including the Houses of Parliament or the Institute of Physics, and more substantial international trips such as a visit to the Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland. We also offer a biannual trip to New York City and Washington D.C. which involves collaboration across subjects. In March 2018, Ruislip High School sent their first delegates to the Model United Nations General Assembly in New York; this trip will be offered to students again in March 2020.

 

In 2020, the school will be opening a new wing which will include a new Sixth Form centre, right in the heart of the school. This is an exciting time for the Sixth Form and will further improve the facilities our Sixth Formers have available to them. 

We are very proud of the experience students have in the Sixth Form and aim to ensure they fulfil their academic potential as well as experience opportunities which will equip them for their future lives.

Ms L Horton

Head of Sixth Form