Our Sixth Form’s strength comes from its size and from our university-style teaching methods. The sheer range of subject combinations and interests that girls pursue makes the Sixth Form exciting and its size means that everyone knows each other well.
There is a good influx of new Sixth Formers into the Lower Sixth alongside those who have joined the School in earlier years, and this, together with a mix of Day Girls and Boarders (with flexi-boarding available too) mean that there is no one model of Sixth Former at Badminton.
I love that I get to explore my favourite subjects in more depth
Shivana, Upper Sixth
Teaching works on a university-style tutorial and seminar model. There are groups of up to seven in some subjects, but class sizes of three or four are more usual. Our teachers have come here because they enjoy this interactive, discussion-based method of working. It’s a hugely rewarding way to teach and to learn, and it’s also one of the key reasons why Sixth Formers here are so successful in reaching their chosen universities and succeeding when they are there.
Universities want students who know how to think for themselves, and that is what the Sixth Form at Badminton delivers. Girls in the Sixth Form say how confident and excited they feel to go on to university. Alongside the strong academic preparation they have received at Badminton, they also learn important ‘life stuff’, from how to share a fridge to asking for and offering advice.