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Welcome to the Sixth Form Page

We are immensely proud of the students who pass through our Sixth Form. Nearly all our Sixth Formers progress to Higher Education. Through the excellent, highly praised academic teaching and the varied extended curriculum opportunities, our students go on to become competent and confident members of all echelons of society.

We have a thriving, highly successful Sixth Form of 330+ students. Many our own Year 11 pupils choose to join the Lower Sixth at WGGS and we are heavily oversubscribed for the small number of places available to external applicants. We are able to offer a choice of 30 AS/A level courses and each academic department has a proven record of high achievement at this level.

We encourage our students to develop a 'personal package' of activities using both academic and non-academic opportunities to develop their skills and attributes as they prepare for university study and future careers.

Message from the Head Girl

I am very proud of being Head Girl for 2012/13. Watford Girls has a long history dating back to 1704 and the Head Girl has had a pivotal role in the school for many years. Working with the Deputy Head Girls (Amy Carmichael, Louise Ferdjani and Nikki Motohashi) is thoroughly enjoyable and as a close team we always support one another and work our hardest to successfully fulfil our roles. As a whole, Sixth Form is very active in school life; a brief description of the various roles of School Prefects are as follows:

  • Subject prefects are frequently involved with their respective departments, running extra-curricular activities, helping at open days and promoting subject specific events.
  • School prefects participate in many formal events; these include the open days and prize giving evenings to name a few, as well as being responsible for visiting their own forms in school.
  • There are seven senior prefects, who each support a different member of senior staff. As well as working alongside their own member of staff, they each lead a group of six school prefects. Some of their daily responsibilities include managing the school bulletin and participating in assemblies.
  • In the Head Girl team we work closely together and have specific responsibilities throughout the school year. Part of our role includes organising the prefect system in school, setting up assemblies, running the School Council and attending all formal events.

Personally, one of the many joys of being a Watford Girl is participating in the many traditions of the school and I find the formal events always promote a feeling of unity amongst the girls. I particularly enjoy Founders Day where we celebrate Elizabeth Fuller and other benefactors who established the school. Members of staff dress in their gowns and a special service in the local church is always a highlight. I look forward to various other school traditions, such as Harvest Festival and the Christmas Carol Services, and I distinctly remember being very excited when I entered sixth form and was able to wear my new white blouses! Regarding uniform, I was perhaps even more thrilled when I became Head Girl and earned the right to wear a boater; they may be viewed as plain hats in other schools however, at Watford Girls, these boaters have a certain prestige and all the current school prefects feel very proud when wearing one.

The Head Girl team are very much looking forward to the rest of the year and any future challenges.

Ru Merritt

 

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