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Stephen Perse Sixth Form

Stephen Perse Sixth Form

Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AA, UK

+44 (0)1223 454762



Stephen Perse Sixth Form
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1881
Status Private
Head of Sixth Form Mr Spencer Pinkus
Date Appointed August 2019
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 16-18
Number of pupils 210
Day fees per annum £5,830
Boarding fees per annum £12,670
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Jacqueline Paris
Associations IB

Stephen Perse Sixth Form offers students the chance to succeed; to succeed in key exams, in university applications, in making the right career choice, but most of all to gain the building blocks to succeed in life.

At Stephen Perse students achieve exceptional results and go on to top universities to study a wide range of subjects, but education is more than good grades. It is about learning to think critically and independently, developing logic and strength of character as well as skills in communication and collaboration. These educational goals and personal competencies are core to the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme and at the heart of all the schools in the Stephen Perse Foundation. Stephen Perse advocates that social values and educational achievement are intertwined. As an International Baccalaureate World School, Stephen Perse aims to develop young people to have a global outlook by exposure to a world of opportunity and to encourage personal and social responsibility.

Choosing to follow the IB programme as an alternative to A Levels is popular at Stephen Perse Sixth Form and students repeatedly achieve excellent results, with an average score of over 40 points. Since becoming an IB World School in 2007, Stephen Perse has twice been awarded International Baccalaureate School of the Year by the Sunday Times. As the IB Diploma is highly prized globally as a gold standard for university entry, candidates from the Stephen Perse Sixth Form have secured places across the full range of disciplines in the UK and several students have taken their IB qualification overseas to study in the USA, Canada and Europe.

A co-ed campus with dynamic spaces and immersive digital engagement

Education at Stephen Perse Sixth Form takes place in a co-ed college campus where every student is known and supported and where no uniform is standard. This inspirational setting includes university style one-to-one tutorials and small group supervisions. Immersive digital engagement is provided alongside the provision of dynamic spaces to encourage learning and curiosity.

University preparation through specialist advice and guidance

University preparation is exemplary at Stephen Perse with wide-ranging specialist advice across the arts, humanities, sciences and medicine with guidance about courses and future careers. Navigating the process for both UK and overseas applications is provided by a specialist team with in-depth knowledge and guidance expertise. This means students are well-prepared for the early applications required by Oxbridge, for different requirements overseas as well as UK's UCAS. The resulting success each year is testament to the approach; students are accepted on courses in medicine, law, arts, natural sciences and humanities at Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, UCL and many other Russell Group universities.

Academic achievement is supported by extensive sport, music, art and drama

Extensive sport, music, drama, art, creative and extracurricular opportunities support and enhance academic rigour and achievement. Students gain the skills, breadth of knowledge and practical experience to become the changemakers of their future world. Being involved in clubs and societies provide experiences that universities and employers value. The opportunities available are diverse and designed to suit all interests, from the Duke of Edinburgh's Award to Beginners' Chinese, from Model United Nations to TED Ed Club, from journalism to community outreach, from drama to music, from basketball to fencing and from yoga to rowing and football. The campus is close to the centre of Cambridge so access to leaders in science, arts and humanities through talks and visiting lecturers is part of the Stephen Perse breadth of education and stimulation.

Community, wellbeing and social life on campus

The Sixth Form is more than just a place to study. There is a genuine sense of community which starts each year with a special event at Cambridge University's Girton College when all the students across the two years gather for a celebration and a unique chance to experience a legendary college formal dinner. New friends soon become established and the relaxed but supportive atmosphere from staff and teachers ensures that at all stages of the two years of study students' well-being is paramount. The emphasis at Stephen Perse is on the individual and there is time to support every student for the best outcomes.

Boarding is an option too

For increasing numbers of students from either the UK or abroad, the opportunity to board for the Sixth Form is very appealing. Living and studying in Cambridge, one of the most stimulating and academic cities in the UK, is available at the Stephen Perse Sixth Form. Students live in the heart of the city just a short walk or cycle away from teaching buildings and the library. There's space to study and time to make the most of all that Cambridge offers to students. This really is a perfect stepping-stone to future university life.