Queen Elizabeth School

Sixth Form Welcome

The Lunesdale Learning Trust Post 16 Offer

Co-located with shared facilities, classes and access to the full range of extra-curricular and personal development education, pastoral care and support, QES and QEStudio offer a comprehensive fully collaborative Sixth Form provision.

Our Sixth Form allows us to offer a full range of courses and combinations leading to a diverse range of destinations.

Central to our philosophy are our aims:

“To develop young people who are independently minded, critical thinkers who will leave Sixth Form with the ability to use their skills, intellect and compassion in making decisions in the wider world.”

And our Beliefs:

“We share a celebration of diversity In all its forms, a parity of esteem for the technical, vocational, creative, practical and academic, a commitment to our locality, and, above all, a shared sense of the moral purpose of education.

A Welcome from the Head of Sixth Form

Whether you are currently at QES, QEStudio or at a different school, I am delighted to tell you a little bit about our Sixth Form.

We are a large Sixth Form with about 260 students; every year the majority of Year 11 stay on in the Sixth Form and we welcome many students from other schools. This being the case we run a comprehensive induction programme to help you settle into Sixth Form life, access support and enjoy the experience from the very beginning.

We offer a large range of subjects and students choose to study three courses with many completing an Extended Project Qualification, HSLA or Arts Award alongside them.  Our suite of qualifications opens the door to the largest range of Higher Education, Apprenticeship and employment opportunities and we are proud that our results remain so high.

A distinguishing feature of our Sixth Form is our focus on the School Values and our definition of a Successful Learner. In fact, these two key aspects are the foundations of our Sixth Form Contract. It is worth taking time to read this to make sure that you have a good understanding of the community you will be joining. We take this contract seriously and we believe that through this focus we help individuals not only gain the academic results and skills they want to achieve, but, importantly, also develop to be fully rounded, critically minded and compassionate young adults, ready to move on in the world.

There is no doubt that the quality of relationships between members of our community is a significant aspect of our ethos. Warm, affectionate conversations overheard in the Meadow Room or as you walk down a corridor typify our atmosphere of mutual respect and consideration. Walking around school you will see Sixth Formers studying quietly or leading an activity creating an obvious presence as active role models.

Our high expectations and standards at all levels are evident in all that we do, from uniform to the quality of teaching and advice about Higher Education and careers. Yet we are far from complacent and Sixth Formers are at the helm in helping us in our aspirations to improve our provision.

You will get a flavour from reading about us on this website, including our page with details of the application process but if you are interested in joining our Sixth Form click on the Virtual Visit option on the website where you will be able to meet some of our current students who will introduce you to LLT Sixth Form.

Let our Sixth Formers speak for themselves!

Pete Rushton
Head of Sixth Form

Pete Rushton
Head of Sixth Form

Acknowledge & Close

Year 6 Open Evenings will be held on Thursday 15 September and Wednesday 21 September.  More details to follow.