Welcome to Sixth Form | Pipers Corner School

Welcome to Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form provides an ideal finale to each student's school career. By the time they receive their results, Pipers students are fully prepared to enter the adult world having experienced a wealth of opportunities for leadership and learning. 

The Sixth Form Centre, a dedicated space for A Level students, is a hive of activity. Our students are enthusiastic about life and strive for academic excellence, they are always busy organising events and projects for our Pipers Community.

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The School House structure means that Sixth Form students have the opportunity to shape the direction of the School’s community. Their drive, inspiration and passion for doing good in the community motivates the wider school community who cannot help but be enthused by the example set by our Sixth Form. House events, charity fundraising and student-led activities mean that that House Spirit is at the heart of the School Day. The school calendar culminates with the much-anticipated Summer Ball and Speech Day, a whole-school celebration of our students' achievements.

Student-led department

Leadership is a fundamental skill for young adults, at Pipers there are countless opportunities for students to take an instrumental role in the organisation of our school.

Some opportunities for the Sixth Form include:

  • Becoming a Prefect, a Head of House or Head Girl
  • Sitting on the Inclusion Committee
  • Being a Subject Leader, helping to tutor younger students
  • Running a radio show for Pipers Radio
  • Starting a business in Young Enterprise
  • Working with students to create the School Magazine
  • Mentoring younger students

Students are encouraged to push the boundaries of the curriculum, to refine their skills within their chosen subjects as they strive to fulfil their academic potential.

Achieve beyond expectation

Under the guidance of our dedicated staff, our students:

  • Challenge what they know.
  • Analyse what they learn.
  • Explore new ideas.

Pipers Corner provides a breadth of experience, our students are expected to take advantage of every academic, personal and social opportunity on offer. We offer a wealth of enrichment and extra-curricular activities for students. 

Young Enterprise is a popular activity for students and there is a culture of excellence and our students' innovation has seen them reach the regional stage of the competition for the past six years, and our 2019 Team won the national competition and represented the UK in the European Finals in Lille, France.

Teachers prepare and support students’ progress towards examinations while our Careers department assists with preparing students for life beyond Pipers, from university applications, work experience and post-higher education choices.

"It’s clear they enjoy teaching the girls, describing them as a ‘pleasure’ and ‘receptive to learning’. Parents love the ‘good rapport’ they have with pupils – ‘They really got the best out of our daughter,’ reported one."

Good Schools Guide

Don't just take our Word for it...

During our Sixth Form Open Evening in November, member of the Pipers Radio Academy took to the airwaves, to interview subject leaders and students studying the subject at A Level. If you would like to get in insight into the subjects at A Level, choose a subject from the list below:

Psychology will be coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

Entry to Sixth Form

Girls progress into Sixth Form from our Year 11 cohort but we also accept external candidates currently studying at another school. For further details, visit our Admissions page.

Alternatively, listen to the fantastic Pipers Podcast, hosted by Emma H (2023-2024 Head Girl) who interviews Zoe Galvin our Registrar, and here you will get all you need to know about Year 12 entry

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Learn more from the Head of Sixth Form