Frensham’s Middle School covers perhaps the most formative years of a young person’s education from the age of 11 through to the end of the GCSE years. After GCSEs, we encourage and support as many students as possible to remain at Frensham, move to Roberts House and take the next steps to adulthood.
Of course we know that, inevitably and for many different reasons, some of our students will leave after GCSEs. In most cases, we will have had long discussions with the student and the parents and agree that such a move is actually in the student’s best interests.
For the main part, however, we would expect and encourage our students to remain into the Sixth Form, where Frensham’s unique and empowering ethos will provide the best possible starting point for moving to higher education, planning a really worthwhile gap year or starting out on the career ladder.
All Year 11 students are invited to an AS information evening in October, where specialist teachers are on hand to discuss subject options and give honest and open advice to guide the students in their choices.
In November, they are all invited to consider applying for one of our Sixth Form Scholarships or Exhibitions and those who do will be asked to join our external Sixth Form candidates in the Scholarship entry process.
Whether applying for a Scholarship or Exhibition or not, any Year 11 wanting to remain at Frensham into the Sixth Form is automatically offered a place subject to achieving at least six GCSE passes (A* – C grade), ideally with B grades in the subjects they wish to study at AS level.