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Your Sixth Form Experience

A new space. A fresh start, whether you are already at G&L or hope to join us. More freedom to manage your own time and more time to reflect. More opportunities to make an impact and to make things happen. ‘Definitely the best years at school’: girls say this again and again. Enjoy meeting a much wider range of students and adults, through your classes, tutor group, societies and positions of responsibility. In the bright and open sixth form area, away from the school bustle, you can study or hang out and relax. You choose.

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Individual choice is extremely important to us. You will thrive on subjects you have chosen and we are very proud that we can also offer you a choice of two educational pathways: A levels or the IB, as well as a breadth of information to help you come to an informed decision. Some girls will have clear reasons for choosing one pathway over another, but most will flourish taking either route. Results are excellent and both A Level and IB students are highly successful in achieving offers for a broad range of courses at diverse, challenging universities.

Academic courses form the core of your sixth form experience but your future success depends on so much more than this: energy, community spirit and openness, enthusiasm, creativity, vigorous debate and considered reflection, all these will spur you on to develop courage, resilience and scholarship, as well as the skills, understanding and independence to begin with confidence your adventure beyond school.

A world of opportunity

Vertical Tutoring

Small enough to be cosy and big enough to be inclusive, your tutor group is your pastoral home in school. As LVI, you gain from the hindsight of the UVI. As UVI, sharing your experiences is empowering; you realise just how far you have come. Your tutor will guide, support and encourage throughout.

Coaching

You have an aim; we can help you achieve it. Volunteer for a set of one to one meetings with a staff coach and explore strategies and a schedule that will work for you. The coach will not tell you what to do but empower you to make things happen; the next challenge you can tackle yourself.
 

Greenford / G&L Dining Club

One of many opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with students from other schools. This longstanding biannual event involves intellectually challenging icebreakers at Greenford High School in October and a summer dinner with guest speaker at Godolphin. Make friends, have fun and get some useful preparation for university interviews as well.
 

Sixth Form Cafe

A weekly themed café brings different groups of sixth formers together for welcome refreshments and relaxed discussion across year groups and pathways. From modern linguists to medics to school Ambassadors, your turn will come. Look out for the invitation.
 

Vertical Tutoring

Small enough to be cosy and big enough to be inclusive, your tutor group is your pastoral home in school. As LVI, you gain from the hindsight of the UVI. As UVI, sharing your experiences is empowering; you realise just how far you have come. Your tutor will guide, support and encourage throughout.

Coaching

You have an aim; we can help you achieve it. Volunteer for a set of one to one meetings with a staff coach and explore strategies and a schedule that will work for you. The coach will not tell you what to do but empower you to make things happen; the next challenge you can tackle yourself.
 

Greenford / G&L Dining Club

One of many opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with students from other schools. This longstanding biannual event involves intellectually challenging icebreakers at Greenford High School in October and a summer dinner with guest speaker at Godolphin. Make friends, have fun and get some useful preparation for university interviews as well.
 

Sixth Form Cafe

A weekly themed café brings different groups of sixth formers together for welcome refreshments and relaxed discussion across year groups and pathways. From modern linguists to medics to school Ambassadors, your turn will come. Look out for the invitation.
 

Recent Cafes

Form Assistant Planning
Geography Master Quiz
IB CAS Coffee
LVI Prospective Medics/UVI Medics
LVI Prospective US Applicant Cafes/ UVI US Applicants
OxCam Applicants Café
Learn a Language Café (sixth formers teaching languages to peers)
School Ambassador Team Cafe
Café au Play (a variety of distracting games and activities)
Revision/Study Skills Cafe
History of Art Rome Visit Revival Café
 

Autumn Lecture series

Hear teachers speak on their academic passions and individual researches. From Patriotism to Relativity to Magic Realism and more, choose one of several talks on offer every week. Enrich your subject knowledge or venture off piste into new realms of learning. Quiz the experts and share experiences with friends over lunch.
 

Leadership

So many different opportunities to take responsibility and develop your leadership skills. If nothing seems to suit, take the initiative and bring us your ideas. Either way, you can make your mark, enriching both the school community and yourself.

Beyond the school gates

Strengthen and supplement your studies through stimulating external lectures and conferences, and discussion and debate with students from other schools. Choose from a variety of exciting extended visits in the UK and abroad and develop a broader perspective on the world as you also discover and nurture crucial life skills and individual talents.

Your Future

The Sixth Form is a stepping stone to a varied and dynamic world beyond school. Through tailored form time sessions, presentations for you and your parents, individual interviews with expert staff, your Extended Project or Essay and much more, we offer every support as you develop self knowledge and equip yourself for your chosen path.

Autumn Lecture series

Hear teachers speak on their academic passions and individual researches. From Patriotism to Relativity to Magic Realism and more, choose one of several talks on offer every week. Enrich your subject knowledge or venture off piste into new realms of learning. Quiz the experts and share experiences with friends over lunch.
 

The Biafran War
What is this thing called Science
Comparative genomics
Gender and fashion history
The Liberation of Belsen
How do scientists win a Nobel Prize?
Queens of Syria
Shakespeare's Globe: fact or fiction?
Space, place and networks
Significant others; relationships in Art

 

So many different opportunities to take responsibility and develop your leadership skills. If nothing seems to suit, take the initiative and bring us your ideas. Either way, you can make your mark, enriching both the school community and yourself.

Head Girls' Team

Student voice is an essential element of Godolphin life. You play a key role in leading the school Council and representing the student body. Work with the staff senior leadership team on invaluable whole school initiatives.

House and Sports Captains

Lead a community within a community, bringing year groups together through a wide variety of entertaining House activities. Or let your flair and success enthuse others, as school Sports Captain or leading your sport of choice.

Community teams

As part of the Raising and Giving team, or the Green team, make a difference in school and beyond, raising awareness of environmental issues or promoting and leading fundraising for student selected charities.
 

Form Assistants

Make an invaluable contribution as a mentor and role model for a junior or middle school form. Though devising and running entertaining and enriching activities, develop key planning, presentation and communication skills.

Societies

Run an existing society or initiate a new one and pursue your passion, inspiring and enthusing others. The school thrives on the breadth and depth of these student led activities which often feed into wider projects such as Challenge Your Limits, the Women’s Symposium and Social Justice week.

Sixth Form visit to Iceland
Learn a little more about Physics in Cern
Reach the top of the world in an expedition
Visit Parliament to further your political knowledge
Further your knowledge of New York's art galleries
Engage in some practical work on a field trip
Try something new with a cultural visit to Morocco
Take in Paris with expert guidance from the History of Art department

Your Future

The Sixth Form is a stepping stone to a varied and dynamic world beyond school. Through tailored form time sessions, presentations for you and your parents, individual interviews with expert staff, your Extended Project or Essay and much more, we offer every support as you develop self knowledge and equip yourself for your chosen path.

Your journey

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World Challenge
Morocco Visit
Iceland

See subjects come to life; journey beyond the classroom and syllabuses, intellectually and personally. Teachers will share their academic enthusiasms and expertise through broad ranging Enrichment activities. Find new depths in yourself as you embark on new experiences: volunteering at a local charity or primary school, tackling the rigours and surprises of Duke of Edinburgh or World Challenge expeditions or developing international confidence through European Work Experience. Join or start a new club. Set up your own business. Make a film. Take up our passport and travel.

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Exhibitions
On location
Body and mind
Work together

This is your adventure. We will listen to and respect your aims, giving you space and encouragement, while guiding you on your way. Smaller classes foster dialogue with your teachers and your peers as you develop your academic knowledge and skills. Form Tutors, visiting speakers, Higher Education and senior staff provide excellent information, support and advice, furthering your understanding of yourself and the world so that you can find and refine key questions, and map out your path with confidence.

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Expedition
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Tackle challenges
House Netball

Stretch and challenge yourself academically through your chosen subjects. Pursue your passion through your Extended Project or Essay and wider reading and research. Express your individuality and assert your integrity through form time debates and discussions, extra and super curricular activities, positions of responsibility and more. Develop confidence in your ability to lead and to learn, to invent and motivate, to interact and inspire, to fail with a smile, to adapt and persevere, to listen, empathise, plan and present. Above all, succeed in creating your own story.

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Astronomy

We provide opportunities for you to discover and explore a wide range of academic and employment possibilities. We will respect your preferences and decisions, encouraging you to develop and deepen your understanding. We offer advice about established pathways, and the skills and qualities that may lead to a less familiar route, or a change of direction should you desire it. We want you to feel mentally prepared and empowered as you step into the future you have chosen.

An environment
of learning

In the ever changing world of Higher Education, and life beyond, preparing your next steps is both wonderfully exciting but also a little daunting. With a highly experienced and knowledgeable team, including two full time, dedicated members of staff, and through established and longstanding relationships with universities, both in the UK and overseas, we are able to offer up-to-the-minute advice on any university application.

Charting the changing nature of careers is a core part of our approach and we work closely with all year groups to deliver workshops and events, offering each individual a bespoke programme of guidance and support. Our responsive approach has brought into development key events and programmes, such as the Careers Insight Programme, giving you the very best chance of seeing into your future.

Higher Education Forum

What should you consider when choosing between universities and their courses? The HE Forum’s subject-specific talks will give you indispensable advice on how to start shortlisting your options.

UNDISCOVERED SUBJECTS TASTER DAY

An exciting day of taster lectures given by university academics to discover degree courses that are not common subjects taught within the school curriculum.

Careers Evening

A thought-provoking evening of speakers, most of whom are Old Dolphins returning to G&L to impart their wisdom. A range of careers are covered including traditional jobs as well as areas of future growth such as digital technology and entrepreneurship.

University Applications

Bespoke advice on university aspirations begins in Year 11 and a strong programme of support is tailored to each individual. Online UCAS applications, Oxford and Cambridge interview practice, Medicine admission test preparation are just some of the many elements of the programme.

Higher Education Forum

What should you consider when choosing between universities and their courses? The HE Forum’s subject-specific talks will give you indispensable advice on how to start shortlisting your options.

UNDISCOVERED SUBJECTS TASTER DAY

An exciting day of taster lectures given by university academics to discover degree courses that are not common subjects taught within the school curriculum.

This event was the first of its kind to be held by a London School and was of great benefit to the Year 11 and Lower Sixth girls of G & L but also those from many other schools. There are so many subjects at university that are not available at school and such an occasion gives great food for thought.

Careers Evening

A thought-provoking evening of speakers, most of whom are Old Dolphins returning to G&L to impart their wisdom. A range of careers are covered including traditional jobs as well as areas of future growth such as digital technology and entrepreneurship.

Careers covered:

Advertising and Media
Author
Construction and Property Development
Crowdfunding books
Entrepreneurship/IT
Fashion
Innovation Consulting
International Development
Software design
Social Enterprise/Charity
Start ups
Civil Service/Renewable Energies
Psychology
Pre-Production (Film)
Technology
Local Politics
Biomedical Research and Education
Consultant Obstetrician
Think Tank/Politics

University Applications

Bespoke advice on university aspirations begins in Year 11 and a strong programme of support is tailored to each individual. Online UCAS applications, Oxford and Cambridge interview practice, Medicine admission test preparation are just some of the many elements of the programme.

Choosing your degree course

Nearly two-thirds of all job vacancies are open to graduates of any discipline.  Graduates commonly enter professional areas unrelated to their degree study: English Literature graduates become investment bankers; Archaeology students enter the legal profession; Engineers move into journalism.  Therefore, it is perfectly acceptable to choose a degree course with no fixed ideas about a particular career at the end.  Employers are looking for skills gained from study and participation in university life which can be transferred to the tasks of a professional area. 

 

 

Overseas Universities

The Team is well-versed in university applications to the US, Canada, Ireland, Europe and far-flung destinations such as Australia and Asia.  The world really is your oyster and you’ll be supported every step of the way to discover and apply to the wealth of global opportunities open to you. Click here for more information on applying to US Colleges.
 

Higher Education Prep Programme

A substantial and custom-made programme covering important areas such as Personal Statement writing and university subject enrichment. Uniprep sessions begin for LVI in the summer term to ensure everyone feels as ready as possible for what lies ahead.

Across the Year Groups

Whilst there is a focus in the Sixth Form for Higher Education and advice on careers our approach is entirely inclusive of all girls all the way from first admission in Year 7. Giving ideas to think about for the future is not only important for any girl making future plans but also can help give many subjects greater context.

Meet the team

Overseas Universities

The Team is well-versed in university applications to the US, Canada, Ireland, Europe and far-flung destinations such as Australia and Asia.  The world really is your oyster and you’ll be supported every step of the way to discover and apply to the wealth of global opportunities open to you. Click here for more information on applying to US Colleges.
 

Julie Kaiser, the G&L US College specialist, has visited 32 colleges across the US, and maintains close links with Admissions Directors at most of the highly competitive US colleges.  The following US Colleges have visited G&L over the past year: Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern, Princeton, Vanderbilt, Barnard, Brown, Chicago, Dartmouth, Tufts and Penn.

 

 

Higher Education Prep Programme

A substantial and custom-made programme covering important areas such as Personal Statement writing and university subject enrichment. Uniprep sessions begin for LVI in the summer term to ensure everyone feels as ready as possible for what lies ahead.

Whilst there is a focus in the Sixth Form for Higher Education and advice on careers our approach is entirely inclusive of all girls all the way from first admission in Year 7. Giving ideas to think about for the future is not only important for any girl making future plans but also can help give many subjects greater context.

Year 7

Inspiring talks from professionals will kick start ideas of what careers interest you. Begin your online Career Exploration Passport to track those ideas as they develop from Year 7 through to UVI and beyond.
 

Year 8

This Girl Can. Busting myths about gender stereotypes in the workplace whilst continuing to discover more about a wide range of careers.

Year 9

Which subjects at GCSE are best for a career in Linguistics or Bioengineering? Tailored support is on offer to help you make an informed choice. Also, from Author to Zoolgist, explore the key skills required across a variety of careers.

Year 10

IB or A Level? Interactive discussions in small groups will help answer some of your early questions about the different Sixth Form academic pathways. Looking further at careers, you will combine learned knowledge with self-reflection to stimulate personal skills development.

Year 11

Making a choice of subjects to study at Sixth Form can be a challenge but with bespoke advice given at individual meetings every angle will be covered. Considering which careers may suit you, you will write your first CV and prepare for work experience after summer exams.

Meet the Higher ed team gallery

Oxford and Cambridge Applications Coordinator - Ms Blease

I am a graduate of Wadham College, Oxford, in Pure and Applied Biology, and later went on to study Chemistry and Physics at degree level. I have taught Biology and Chemistry at G&L and am the Co-ordinator of Science applications to Oxford and Cambridge.

Oxford and Cambridge Applications Coordinator - Ms Hart

I have a degree in Spanish and French from St Anne's College, Oxford and teach both languages here at G & L. Formerly Head of MFL, I now coordinate Arts applications to Oxford and Cambridge and am also a member of the EPQ team.

Medical Applications Coordinator - Miss Osborne

As Medical Subject Applications Coordinator, I draw on a wealth of experience from a diverse range of schools to support girls in securing a place to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine. I closely tailor our programme to each girl and provide extensive one-to-one support to ensure every applicant approaches the highly competitive application process with confidence. My studies in Medical Science at UCL enhance the programme and also inform my teaching as a member of the Biology department.

Higher Education and Careers Administrator - Mrs Gibbs

In my busy and varied role as the Team Administrator, I support the Higher Education and Careers Team in everything they do including preparing resources for workshops and organising large scale events such as the Undiscovered Subjects Taster Day. I studied Classics at Wadham College, Oxford, and before joining G&L I worked for an Interior Design School and spent several years in graduate recruitment within Law and Investment Banking. 

Assistant Head of Higher Education and Careers - Miss Lee

I have been a member of the Higher Education and Careers Team for five years and my role is very broad. It covers everything from running the Careers Insight Programme for all year groups to supporting applicants through university applications not only via UCAS but also to Australia, Asia, Canada and Europe. I have built strong relationships with admissions departments across the globe and I have visited many universities in the UK and overseas including Trinity College Dublin, Sciences Po in France and the University of British Columbia. I work closely with the Development Team to encourage our Old Dolphins to return to school to inspire our current girls with their personal experiences of higher education and the workplace. 

Head of Higher Education and Careers - Mrs Kaiser

As Head of Department I am involved in all aspects of Higher Education advice and guidance and in our Careers Insight Programme throughout the school. I have many years of experience of advising applicants to a wide range of universities and other institutions within the UK and around the world. In addition to assisting our girls wishing to study in the UK, I am the Specialist Adviser for US applicants. I have built strong links with Admissions Directors at many of the most competitive US colleges both through their visits to G & L and from my time in the US, during which I have visited over 30 colleges.

One Sixth Form - Two Academic Pathways

A-Level 1
A-Level 2

A Levels are internationally recognised British qualifications; many parents will be familiar with these from their own education. Following recent reforms, they have now reverted to a linear model which encourages a much more coherent and measured development of confidence in depth of study. In order to maximise higher education options, and to ensure some continued academic breadth, G&L girls take 4 or 5 A level subjects in the Lower Sixth and 3 or 4 subjects in the Upper Sixth.

Achievement in A level subjects studied in the Lower Sixth only is credited with a Godolphin and Latymer Certificate. Our Sixth Form enrichment programme complements and enhances the girls’ experience of their chosen A levels and augments their grasp of global issues. The programme develops research and reflective skills through preparation for the Extended Project qualification, which the majority complete.

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The IB Diploma Programme is an international qualification, offered at G&L since 1995. Independent of governmental control, it furthers key approaches to learning and teaching which we already foster in Years 7 to 11. Holistic and coherent, with a learner profile consistent across all subjects, it encapsulates our school aims to develop in our girls’ shared values, especially international mindedness, and a wide range of transferable and enduring skills. Girls following the IBDP achieve academic depth and breadth through the 3 Higher level and 3 Standard level subjects they have elected to study.

The Core elements of the IBDP are the Extended Essay, CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) and Theory of Knowledge (ToK). These are pursued by all IB girls through and beyond our Sixth Form enrichment programme; they complement and enhance girls’ experience of their chosen subjects, heightening their thinking, critical, reflective and research skills as well as sensitivity to global issues.

Your Sixth Form Experience

A new space. A fresh start, whether you are already at G&L or hope to join us. More freedom to manage your own time and more time to reflect. More opportunities to make an impact and to make things happen. ‘Definitely the best years at school’: girls say this again and again. Enjoy meeting a much wider range of students and adults, through your classes, tutor group, societies and positions of responsibility. In the bright and open sixth form area, away from the school bustle, you can study or hang out and relax. You choose.

Every girl
matters
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