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BTEC Science has given me a wider view of science and its applications to real life. Planning and carrying out experiments has allowed me to acquire leadership and organisational skills, whilst regular opportunities to present in front of the class have given me the confidence to communicate effectively. The teachers are very supportive and I would highly recommend this course, on the back of which I have received a firm offer from a top university to train as a paramedic. 

Charlotte Everrett
BTEC Science Extended Diploma

 

Sixth Form can be a very exciting period of time, however it can bring with it exam stress, multiple deadlines, and personal pressures. However, regular meetings with the support team provided me with the time and opportunity to talk through these challenges and discover new ways of dealing with the many things I had to face. This support definitely helped me to achieve to the best of my ability and to enjoy my time at Comberton Sixth Form even more.

Lydia Hamilton-Rimmer
Geography, Politics, Philosophy & Ethics

 

I chose to come to Comberton Sixth Form because of the approachable nature of the staff and the opportunities that arise from being part of a smaller group of students. I have enjoyed a smooth transition from a more structured secondary school style of learning to one that emphasises and encourages the need for independent study. Each of us is encouraged and supported to achieve their full potential, to grow as an individual, and develop techniques and skills that make us able to take on the demands of higher education or employment.

Daniel Harris
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Pre-U Global Perspectives

 

The college has given me many opportunities to grow as an independent learner, notably the Pre-U course in Global Perspectives, part of the optional extended curriculum at CSF. The processes at the heart of the course – research, analysis, evaluation and reflection – have really enhanced my ability to think critically and to develop the transferable skills that are vital for higher level study, all rehearsed through a range of interesting and diverse topics. 

Melissa Jakes
Drama & Theatre Studies, English Literature, History, Sociology, Pre-U Global Perspectives

 

During my first year I have been given many opportunities to extend and deepen my knowledge of my chosen subjects. These have included, as highlights, a history masterclass at the University of Cambridge, and an opportunity to attend a week-long residential programme at Villiers Park. The latter involved attending formal lectures, informal meetings and preparing an end of course presentation, all of which gave me a really enjoyable chance to experience university-style learning.

Sam Roberts
Drama & Theatre Studies, Economics, History, Music

 

I came to Comberton because I wanted to have optimum support in anticipation of a university application to Oxbridge, and the Sixth Form did not disappoint on this promise. My subject teachers, academic tutor and other members of staff were invaluable with the individual guidance they offered and my application would not have been as successful without them. The college genuinely cared about my interests and could not have done more to help me achieve my potential.

Lucy Hall
English Language, Mathematics, Psychology

 

I came to Comberton not knowing anyone and I've settled in so well. The atmosphere in the Sixth Form makes it easy to meet new people and I was very quickly at home, feeling like a valued member of the college where staff knew me as an individual. There is a real sense of community here and the teachers are so helpful and supportive. The small class sizes mean that lessons are interactive and the teachers can give us individualised support and guidance when needed.

Laurie Brewster
Business Studies, Economics, English Language, Geography

 

I have enjoyed participating in many extra curricular and enrichment activities during my time at the sixth form. I’ve taken a lead role in college productions as well partaking in the drama enrichment option. Friends have chosen to join one of the many sporting options or spent their enrichment time in the gym working on their personal fitness. Others joined the advocacy group where they debated many topical and current affairs, while others chose music or charity work. There are so many to choose from, there really is something for everyone.

Heinrich Verwoerd
Drama & Theatre Studies, Biology, Chemistry