Good News

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
18th October
Year 10 and 11 students have enjoyed a fantastic cultural experience in Barcelona as part of their G...
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Students practise speaking Spanish on visit to Barcelona
15th October
Ruislip High Sixth Formers stood outside 10 Downing Street on a Year 12 Politics study trip on Tuesd...
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Sixth Formers visit 10 Downing Street
3rd October
Ruislip High School opened its doors to Year 6 students and their parents/guardians on Thursday 3rd ...
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Student Volunteers Shine at Year 6 Open Evening 2019
12th September
Sixth Form History students in Year 13 visited the National Archives in Kew on Thursday 12 September...
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A-Level History Students Visit the National Archives
10th September
Anthony Bennett was the guest speaker for students in Years 10, 11 and 13 on Tuesday 10th September....
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Guest Speaker Anthony Bennett Gives Motivational Talk
22nd August
Ruislip High School's GCSE results are in line with the excellent results achieved over the last thr...
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GCSE results are announced
15th August
Students at Ruislip High School have celebrated their A-level results with 71% of all grades at A*-C...
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A-level results are announced
18th July
The summer newsletter is out now! Each term Ruislip High School brings you all the news from the pas...
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Summer newsletter 2019
26th June
Three ambitious Year 7 students competed in the Hillingdon Maths Challenge at Park Academy on Wednes...
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Maths tournament

Upcoming Events

11 Dec
Sixth form community event
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13 Dec
Christmas jumper day
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20 Dec
End of autumn term
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21 Dec
Christmas holiday
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6 Jan
Staff INSET Day
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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