The School's commitment to fostering independence of mind, together with our long-standing belief in tolerance and respect for the individual, combine with high-quality academic teaching and excellent specialist facilities to produce a Sixth Form education that is stimulating, enjoyable and successful. That success is measured not only by academic results - which are outstanding - but also by the happy, well-balanced, and fulfilled students who leave UCS to progress to the higher educational institutions of their choice.
All students have access to intellectual, cultural, adventurous and athletic opportunities that few schools can offer. Sixth Formers participate, for example, in our ‘Friday Activities’ programme where they are able to volunteer in the local community as well as follow an academic enrichment programme amongst a broad range of other opportunities. The traditional UCS emphasis upon individuality tempered by teamwork, and ambition balanced by kindness, has something to offer to everyone.
A UCS Sixth Form education is intellectually stimulating as well as personally satisfying. We believe that the opportunity is just as enriching for girls as for boys and have welcomed around 45 girls to our Sixth Form every year since 2008. We believe that the combination of the support and care for which UCS is already well-known, with the space that we provide for the personal development of each student, offers the best possible preparation for university life and study.
Mark J Beard
Headmaster UCS Foundation