The Perse School


Introducing the Sixth Form

Welcome from Richard Morgan, Head of Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form offers an exceptional co-educational experience.

Perse students are a diverse, intelligent and creative group. Newcomers quickly integrate, forging strong, lasting friendships. We take great pride in our reputation for educational excellence within a rigorous curriculum based around A levels and the Pre-U qualification, supplemented by the Extended Project Qualification or the Perse Rouse Research Award research programme.

Small class sizes and first-class teaching promote high academic standards. Year on year students achieve impressively high grades that enable the vast majority to obtain places at their first choice university. In recent years, three quarters of A level entries have been graded A* or A, and The Perse is frequently in the top 10 institutions in the country for A* grades.

Many of our most ambitious students win places at Oxford, Cambridge, highly competitive medical schools or leading institutions elsewhere in the world including McGill University, Trinity College Dublin and Harvard. An independent report by the Sutton Trust in 2011 placed The Perse thirteenth nationally in a league table of the top 100 schools for our proportion of applicants accepted at highly selective universities.

Yet sixth form life here is about much more than just academic success. Our students develop a range of skills and personal qualities through our excellent extra-curricular and enrichment programme. Some study subjects that are beyond the curriculum, others extend cultural or musical interests.

Further afield, Perse students have engaged in expeditions and charity work across four continents. The Perse Sixth Form also benefits greatly from being part of a larger 11–18 school community; our students play an important leadership role as prefects, expedition leaders and sports captains. The aim is to enrich both the individual and the community through the opportunities on offer.

We recognise that the transition to sixth form life and then university can be a challenging time. Our pastoral care system is based on close tutorial relationships and geared to ensuring each student’s academic and personal well-being, while our 10-strong university advice team provides extensive support to give each student the best chance of university success.


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