Sixth Form

Why choose Dunottar for Sixth Form?

  • The exciting range of leadership and enrichment opportunities broadens students’ minds and develops new skills for higher education and future careers
  • Our state of the art Sixth Form Centre with its own café and study areas provides a stimulating learning environment and gives students a greater feeling of independence
  • Students benefit from small class sizes with the chance to participate fully in stimulating discussions and enjoy an excellent rapport with teachers who really get to know their students as individuals
  • Comprehensive careers advice and guidance on university applications and apprenticeships fully prepares students for their future aspirations
  • It’s a creative and fun place to be!

The Sixth Form years should be two of the most important, interesting and rewarding of any student’s school career.  You have the freedom to study subjects that excite you, have a more informal and fulfilling relationship with teachers, make firm friendships, take part in many interesting co-curricular activities and play an important role in the whole school community.  All of this whilst also being fully supported and guided towards exciting future university or apprenticeship and career outcomes.

The Sixth Form at Dunottar

  • Provides opportunities for students to fulfil their potential in all areas – academic, creative, sporting and social
  • Prepares students for higher education and employment, encouraging initiative and independence
  • Encourages greater independence within a nurturing environment

Small Teaching Groups

Studying for A Levels provides students with academically rewarding opportunities to identify and develop their own interests by studying in-depth the subjects they enjoy. Learning at this level involves a greater level of interaction in classes and a closer relationship with teachers making for a stimulating environment.  Dunottar’s small teaching groups enable every student to be fully involved in lively and interesting discussions about the topics being studied.  Students are encouraged to develop their skills as independent learners within a secure framework of support, guided by their subject teachers and their personal tutor.

Exciting Enrichment Options

Students can choose from a variety of enrichment options. The nationally recognised Sports Leadership Qualification uses sport to help students develop leadership skills through coaching others and teaches essential life skills such as strong communication and organisation skills.

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) not only earns you UCAS points, but also teaches critical thinking skills and develops your study skills for higher education.

Our co-curricular programme offers a wide range of interesting opportunities for Sixth Form students, from the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award to Model United Nations. Students also benefit from taking the lead in whole school drama, music and sporting activities.

Leadership Opportunities

Life in the Sixth Form is not just about academic work. Our Sixth Form students act as role models to our younger pupils and as ambassadors for the school. As well as developing their own skills and interests, many Sixth Formers benefit greatly from undertaking a variety of leadership initiatives including founding and running clubs to leading school events; helping to plan assemblies to coaching sports clubs. Such opportunities provide invaluable experiences for a student’s development and confidence and for being able to demonstrate to future employers their leadership potential.

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