A New Way of Learning
We believe that the step from GCSE to A level marks a new and exciting era for students academically. Sixth Form at Harrogate Ladies’ College is a time for discovering new depths of knowledge and developing new styles of learning.
A levels are understandably, more rigorous and challenging than GCSEs, however our class sizes are relatively small, typically just 5-10 students. This means our students benefit from individual support from our highly qualified teachers to help meet the challenges of A levels and to achieve the very best results they can.
Teaching at A level is often via tutorial style classes where in-depth discussion is encouraged. Students begin to learn more independently and undertake individual research outside of the classroom.
This new way of learning is a big change from GCSEs, but it is an approach that our Sixth Form staff are experienced in supporting. In addition to specialist subject teachers, each student is also assigned a Sixth Form Tutor, whose role is more akin to that of a university tutor and who actively supports the student’s academic, personal and career development.