Students study for 3 A Levels and have the option of completing either an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), a Sports Leadership qualification, the ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness or the Accreditation in Languages for Business. These qualifications give you UCAS points and are highly regarded by both universities and employers.
For most subjects you will have 8 lessons per subject per week with a specialist teacher. In addition, our Sixth Form ‘Scrum’ lessons ensure you have fully understood each topic and help you to develop your exam technique throughout the course. In the remaining ‘free’ lessons, if you are on track, you will be able to complete your work in the Sixth Form Centre.
If you have a ‘free’ at the end of the day and you are making good progress you will be able to leave school early (with parental permission).
You will enjoy a closer rapport with our friendly teachers as A Level teaching groups are smaller and give you the chance to voice your opinions and contribute fully to discussions.
You can enjoy the wonderful facilities in the Sixth Form Centre including dedicated study rooms, pool table and modern social areas, plus the very popular Pelican café to keep you nourished with delicious paninis and hot drinks.
As the most senior students in the school you have the benefit of being able to take on a wide range of leadership opportunities from Heads of House to running clubs.
You will be able to wear a smart business suit instead of school uniform.
Becoming a Sixth Former at Dunottar is a new stage in your school career and with this comes greater independence. Being based in our fabulous Sixth Form Centre enables you to have more freedom whilst also playing a key role in our friendly school community. Whilst being encouraged to become more independent, there is always friendly advice and support on hand from our Director and Deputy Head of Sixth Form and from personal tutors.