Welcome to our co-educational Sixth Form. We are an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, and our two-year programme prepares students for the IB Diploma.
Here we provide an overview of the IB, more information our curriculum and how the IB Diploma is structured.
There’s also the opportunity to find out more about Sixth Form life from our past and present Sixth Formers and also learn more about the bespoke package of support we provide our students during the transfer to Higher Education.
We warmly welcome applications from students currently at other schools, alongside our transferring Year 11 students and applications for September 2019 are now open. Our usual deadline for application is 7th December each year, however late applications are welcome.
Latest News from the Sixth Form
Year 12 Psychology students were able to undertake first hand learning from the world of industry when they visited UCL’s Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging.
Dr Siobhán McIlvanney, Head of French at King’s College London, visited to talk to students about studying languages at university.
27 Sixth Form philosophy students traveled to Southampton University for a day of lectures on a wide range of philosophical topics. They explored a variety of questions including “What makes you the same person you were yesterday?” and “Can we travel back in time?” .
Year 12 students Amelia and Emily had the opportunity to become diplomats for the day at the 2018 Model United Nations Competition in Tunbridge Wells. They were awarded ‘Highly Commended for work in Refugees and Migrants Category’ for India and ‘Best Delegate on the International Security Committee’ for Israel.
Year 12 competed in Bar Mock Trial on 1st Dec at Maidstone Crown Court, giving them a unique opportunity to gain unparalleled insight into the justice system.
On Friday 5th December, Professor A C Grayling of philosophy fame visited Tonbridge Grammar School to question ‘What is Knowledge’ with year 12 students- all of whom are taking Theory of Knowledge as part of the international Baccalaureate- and Year 13 philosophy students.
On Monday 3rd November, Atia Abawi, experienced Foreign Correspondent and recently published novelist, attended TGS to speak to students in years 10-13. Atia explained her ambition and career progression in journalism, as part of which she spent 4 years living and working in Afghanistan for CNN.