The English International College’s Sixth Form

Welcome

Whether it is through the Academics, the cultural experiences, the sporting successes, our commitment to numerous charities or our unique Horizons programme, we aim to provide the foundations for students to realise and develop their talents and passions. These are key formative years - university is just around the corner - and it is crucial that our students begin to engage with the world around them, developing their intellectual and personal skills necessary to thrive after leaving EIC. We are extremely proud of our students. The English International College is an extended family where teachers and tutors provide extensive support for the students. Students leave EIC with outstanding examination results, the life skills they need to succeed and go on to the best universities in the UK and the world.

We have high expectations for our Sixth Form. We are always concerned about both their academic progress and social welfare. We require them to approach their studies in an organised and rigorous manner. We consider it very important to provide a friendly, working atmosphere within a stable structure.

The English International College has now been established for nearly 40 years and we feel justifiably proud of our excellent track record of examination results and prestigious university placements. We look forward to the future with optimism and enthusiasm, feeling sure that, in the Sixth Form at EIC, we can provide the right conditions that will allow each student to flourish. We are determined that every student achieves to the best of their abilities and makes life-long friendships. Students participate sucessfully in international debating competitions, both in and outside the school. Students participate in sporting competitions and achieve excellent results.

Our rigorous, rounded and relevant curriculum enables our students to be extremely desirable to universities and future employers.

OurAims

  • To provide friendly surroundings and faces, enabling the process of study to continue without interruption or anxiety.
  • To provide small study and teaching groups where emphasis can be placed on individual assistance.
  • To encourage social awareness and the development of a mature and responsible attitude towards the college and the community.
  • To be aware of students’ needs and to give supportive and constructive guidance.
  • To provide established, consistent routines.

Which Course?

We offer a range of academic subjects for Advanced Level study, dependent on option choices.

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Latin
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Spanish

Requirements for Entry to Sixth Form

  • Entry is selective and by invitation.
  • Six IGCSEs Grade C or above, including English and Maths. Normally a student is required to have already gained an A or A* grade (or 7-9) at IGCSE level in the subjects they wish to study at A Level.
  • Alternatively, if GCSE has been studied, we require a minimum of six B grades (or equivalent if graded 1-9) including Maths and English and require A or A* grades to study a given A Level.
  • A Level Further Mathematics requires an A* at IGCSE or permission from the Head of Mathematics.
  • Other qualifications will be judged on merit and entrance testing.
  • New students joining us with different educational backgrounds will be expected to have gained equivalent qualifications and be prepared to be assessed in the subjects they wish to study.
  • All students must prove willing to work hard and show a sense of responsibility towards the organisation of their own study time. Developing maturity is essential.
  • The school may apply discretionary requirements in certain circumstances.

What We Expect from Students

  • A serious attitude to study and the will to work, making efficient use of private study time.
  • A positive contribution to school life, and to the Sixth Form in particular.
  • Consideration for, and co-operation with, staff and fellow students.
  • Punctuality in arriving to school, lessons, study periods, and in the submission of homework assignments.
  • Attendance to all lessons properly equipped, having completed the necessary reading and preparation.
  • Students should devote a considerable amount of time to work over and above that spent on assignments which are specifically set.
  • Students are expected to adhere to the dress code.
  • A sense of humour.

Charity

The English International College has forged links with numerous charities over many years.

  • Year 13 students make a trip to Morocco to support three very worthwhile charities: children with Down’s Syndrome, a school for deaf children and a charity for babies with rickets. Students take bags of clothes and essential supplies which help the children greatly.
  • The PTA, students and teachers give a great deal to the Red Cross. Many families are in need and the school raises collections of food and dry goods. Year 12 and Year 13 students take the goods to a sorting centre and distribute the food to those in need.
  • EIC also has very strong links with DEBRA, the butterfly-skin charity. Many of the Sixth Form students help DEBRA to sort clothes and work in the DEBRA charity shop for a few hours, raising money for this very worthwhile charity.

University

  • Full guidance for university and college entrance primarily to the UK (UCAS), Oxbridge, UK Russell Group, plus the United States, Spain and worldwide. Help is given to prepare for interviews and entrance examinations. We are a registered centre for UK universities’ admissions testing (such as tests for prestigious law and medicine courses); we can also support students’ entry for SATs (USA application tests).
  • A chance to develop and exercise leadership and social skills. This is encouraged by the delegation of duties and an involvement in extra-curricular activities, drama and sports. The Sixth Form are expected to participate in a number of assemblies and special events, which include the Christmas Concert performed by the Sixth Formers that raises money for children’s causes.