Sixth Form Life
Vision, Values and Ethos
The sixth form embraces the values which have been embedded across the school, with a vision for a post-16 education that stretches and challenges its students and reflects the aims of the motto, ‘optimum omnibus’, the best for all.
In the sixth form, students study 3 or 4 A Levels as part of a traditional, academic curriculum, while enjoying a varied, engaging and enriching extra-curricular programme. Our approach enables the acquisition of the knowledge and skills to access top university courses and prepare for rewarding careers in the future. Students are encouraged to develop personal attributes in both leadership and collaboration, enhancing their ability to flourish as confident, considerate and independent young adults.
Students are taught in small class sizes by a strong team of specialist, highly qualified staff. We believe that this enables a focus on the individual which sets Cobham Free School apart from larger providers. Students in our sixth form are part of the Cobham Free School family, forging lifelong relationships in a very special, supportive and friendly environment.
We have the highest expectations and aspirations for our students. The sixth form is an environment where we encourage commitment to academic excellence and where everyone in the community has a belief in success and achievement for all.
Facilities and Campus
The sixth form occupies two large wings of the Main School, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, with new architect-designed accommodation to meet the needs of the vision for the school curriculum.
Our brand new facilities include:
Science laboratories fully equipped for Physics, Biology & Chemistry
Music centre, with Mac computers for composition and practice facility
Art and Design studio
Seminar rooms for smaller tutorials
Library and careers centre
Comfortable quiet study room
Smart common room area with kitchenette for refreshments
International standard artificial grass pitch
Offices and own sixth form entrance with electronic sign-in system
Access to a cloud-based ICT solution with Chromebooks for all students
The campus is within walking distance of Cobham town centre and is well-served by both the school and local bus services. There are cycle storage facilities on site. As the sixth form is part of the existing all-through school, the students in Years 12 and 13 may benefit from using the facilities at other sites where appropriate.
Weekly Parent Bulletin
Written by our Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Johnson for 2020-21.
Duke of Edinburgh (DofE)
We are pleased to be able to offer bronze, silver and gold levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) at Cobham Free School. This opportunity is open to all students in Year 9 - Year 13.