"We are awestruck by the strong ethos towards empowering girls to try their hand at anything and the large number of extra-curricular school activities available and the strong emphasis on a well-rounded education. Everyone we have interacted with from Trish to Harry the bus driver have been kind and caring and we are in no doubt that sending our daughter to Kilgraston was the best decision we have made for her future."
New parent at Kilgraston
The Sixth Form at Kilgraston is the culmination of our girls' school career. We make the two years in Sixth Form the foundation for the development of the complete independence demanded by university education.
The emphasis is on fostering in each girl a ‘can do’ mentality, a belief and a genuine confidence in their abilities and their vision for the future. Increased freedom and independence for each girl is coupled with greater self-responsibility for their own life and work, guided of course by our experienced staff.
Our Sixth Form Centre, created as part of our recent and on-going investment in school facilities, provides each girl with her own desk area, a personal base for books and coursework offering complete privacy when required. This allows girls to discuss their work without directly impacting the private study of others. The learning environment replicates and prepares for the experience each girl will become accustomed to as an undergraduate student at university.
Group work is also part of Sixth Form life. The Centre provides a communal table space to facilitate this.
We offer a wide range of subjects. Our Sixth Form girls take four or five Highers in their first year. In their second year each girl will study a selection of Advanced Highers or perhaps new Higher subjects.
In addition to formal academic study, each girl is encouraged to supplement their Highers and Advanced Highers choices by choosing from an array of clubs and activities offered by the School.
We are proud with the exceptional achievements of Kilgraston Sixth Formers, year after year. We continue, consistently, to be in the top five of schools in Scotland and outperform almost every independent girls’ school across the UK, to the dismay of the vast majority of our peers.
To see what our pupils have to say, read some of our interviews with current Sixth Form pupils.