Southgate School

6th Form

6th Form Application Information

Year 11 students will now be seriously considering their future plans.  Below are a few key dates for those students applying to the 6th form at Southgate School.

Tours of the school are available for external candidates after 6th form open evening.  Please contact the school on and we will arrange a time for you to see the school.

We are now offering A Level Sociology from September 2018.  The admissions criteria has been updated.  You will need to have gained a grade 6 in a related humanities subject (eg History, Geography, English, RS etc) in order to study Sociology at A Level.  If you wish to study Sociology then please indicate this on your application in the subject choices.  If you have any questions about A Level Sociology then please see Mr Carrigy.

Internal applications (from those students currently in Year 11 at Southgate School)

Wednesday 8th November                   6th form Open evening

Thursday 9th November                        6th form application forms issued

Wednesday 15th November                  6th form interviews (all students)

Friday 1 December                                Hand in 6th form applications

Monday 5th February                             Offer letters sent out

Tuesday 26th June                                 6th form induction day

External applications (from those students currently in Year 11 at another school

Wednesday 8th November                    6th form Open evening – external application                                                                    forms will be available and also on the school                                                                  website

Wednesday 31st January                     Deadline for external students’ 6th form                                                                             applications

19th February to 2nd March                  Interviews for external applicants

Friday 9th March                                  Offer letters sent out

Tuesday 26th June                               6th form induction day


Southgate School has one of the largest sixth forms in Enfield and North London.  The sixth form at Southgate School is an exciting and vibrant place to be where challenging academic work goes hand in hand with opportunities to develop as young people, lead others and help the school and wider community.

We offer a wide range of traditional A level subjects and have the flexibility to meet the needs of as many students as possible.  A Levels provide a traditional academic route.  We also offer Vocational courses for our students.  Both routes are suitable preparation for university entry.

Many of our Year 11 students stay on into our sixth form.  We have an exciting induction programme and all students take part in some form of voluntary enrichment.  Students are encouraged to consider their future destinations and we have a high quality Higher Education programme.  Over 85% of our students continue into Higher Education.  We send a number of students to some of the top universities in the country.  There is also a programme to help students who want to follow a non-HE route and we take pride in the fact that all of our students leave here with a place at a university, college, apprenticeship or in employment. 

Enrichment activities include:

  • Senior Prefects
  • 6th form committee
  • Peer mentoring.
  • Charity work.
  • Community work.
  • Debating club.
  • Duke of Edinburgh Silver and Gold Award.
  • Sports teams.
  • Drama & Music activities.

Students are placed into tutor groups and stay with their tutor for the 2 years they are in the sixth form.  Their tutor takes a special interest in the progress of each student and will have an in depth knowledge of their students.  Tutors will hold whole group tutorial sessions and work on raising achievement.  We have built in regular times for reviews and formal assessment so that students and parents are informed of progress. Regular assemblies allow the opportunity for all students to gather and listen to themed assemblies aimed at improving achievement and raising awareness of important issues.

We have a state of the art Sixth Form Study Centre for the use of all students.  This provides a quiet environment in which to study.

We are proud of the academic success of our students.  We consistently gain excellent results on our post-16 courses.  We rigorously monitor the progress of all students to ensure they achieve.  Our value added scores show that we support our students to reach their full potential.  We are very proud of our students who leave as confident, successful and responsible young people.

J Carrigy – AHT Head of Sixth Form



Documents Date  
Sixth Form Dress Code.docx 04th May 2017 Download
Year 12 parents information evening.ppt 28th Sep 2017 Download