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 Key Stage 5

There is no academic barrier to entry into Sixth Form and we will cater for students at whatever level of academics they are able to study. The Sixth Form does, however, impose a clear obligation upon individuals to work hard and effectively. Sixth Formers play a key role in many aspects of school life – the Sixth Form student body provides the School Head Boy and Girl and Sixth Formers fulfil the role of Senior Prefects.

The Sixth Form students are expected to be role models for all our younger students. All our younger students from Nursery to Year 11 will be looking up to the Sixth Formers and forming impressions about how to behave, dress, conduct themselves and treat others. It is essential that they show the maturity that comes with this role.

The Sixth Form at DES aims to: - provide students with a broad and balanced curriculum;

- prepare students for the adult world;

- give students the skills they need for lifelong learning;

- make students more independent, self-disciplined and self-aware;

- allow students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers;

- give students a sense of respect for others and for themselves;

- lay the foundations for success at university and beyond. Students will normally be expected:

- to study FOUR subjects to AS Level and THREE at A Level. - to undertake a PSHE programme which will include Careers Guidance and a range of topics designed to broaden their education to increase your awareness and maturity. - to attend 80 minutes of Physical Education a week 

Key Stage 5 Tutor Teams


Y12 Tutors

Y13 Tutors





Mr. Gomersall - TTC

Mr. Stait Gardner - TTC


Mr. Howell

Mr. Khawaja


Mr. Amin

Mr. Milne


Miss. Pentland