Sixth Form - Sep 2019
Cobham Free School is opening its selective Sixth Form Department in September 2019 in Munro House, the permanent main site for Cobham Free School which is located on the Portsmouth Road in Cobham. It is expected that the Sixth Form Department will take up to 96 pupils per year, most of whom will come up from the school's Senior Department.
Please see the CFS Sixth Form Prospectus for further details. See also links to our Open Days & Notices page for more information on how to register for upcoming open events to view the Sixth Form Department, the Admissions page for how to apply for a place and the School Sites page for location details of Munro House.
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.
Tuition is provided in our brand new, purpose built facilities at Munro House, Cobham. 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.
Sixth Form Curriculum
Cobham Free School provides a wide range of A Level choices, with a focus on traditional subject areas offering the best opportunity to access top university courses. Selecting which A Levels to study is an important decision and students need to pay close regard to identifying the most appropriate combination to suit their future aspirations.
Outlines of the subject courses offered at Cobham Free School are provided in the Prospectus (above).
When choosing courses we recommend that students consider whether:
- they will enjoy the subject
- the subject will facilitate future education and career options
- the subject works well in combination with other course options
- they have previously demonstrated a strong aptitude for the subject
If you have any specific queries, please contact the Admissions team or register to join one of our upcoming open events.
Facilities and Campus
The Sixth Form occupies two large wings of Munro House, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, which is the permanent location for the all-through school. The building has been converted from luxury offices to be suitable for educational use, 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 technology suite for composition
- Art and Design studio
- Seminar rooms for general subject teaching
- Library and careers centre
- Comfortable quiet study and common room areas
- Dining facilities
- Outdoor space for recreation
- Offices and own Sixth Form entrance
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.
Enrichment and Pastoral Support
Students develop a wide range of skills and personal qualities during their time in Sixth Form in order to leave CFS as well-rounded young adults, ready to take on the challenges of the future. The enrichment programme is designed to develop personal, social and employability skills.
We encourage participation in activities including the arts, recreational sports and fitness, well-being, peer mentoring in the allthrough school, charity and voluntary work and student leadership. Many of these enrichment activities complement the requirements of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, giving students opportunities to challenge themselves, develop new skills and give something back to their community.
Students are treated and respected as young adults in CFS Sixth Form. We encourage them to become resilient, independent learners whilst recognising that young people need to be supported in terms of their academic progress and their pastoral well-being. It is our aim that students not only fulfil their potential and achieve academic goals, but that they leave CFS Sixth Form with confidence, pride and optimism for the future.