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One great plus of the model is the halfway house it offers between school and sixth-form college. 'My daughter originally wanted to leave and go to college,' said one mother, 'but once she'd started at LaSWAP, she found the teachers treated her with more respect and she was given much more responsibility for her assignments.' The advantage for students who opt for continuity is that they remain in familiar surroundings while meeting new people and...

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LaSwap is the largest sixth form in Camden and the longest-established sixth form consortium in London. We have 30 years experience of providing first-class post-16 education. LaSwap combines the strengths of its four partner schools, Acland Burghley, La Sainte Union, Parliament Hill and William Ellis.

Our team of over 200 highly-qualified specialist teachers will provide consistently good and outstanding teaching. We have a well-deserved reputation for high expectations and academic success. You will benefit from our unique A level curriculum offer more than 40 subjects in almost any combination and our vocational offer at levels 1-3. Our teachers collaborate to make sure the curriculum is up-to-date, innovative and forward-looking.

LaSwap welcomes you as an individual and values all you bring to our rich mix of students. You will have the opportunity to develop both personally and academically within a structured environment that offers the flexibility and diversity of a college and the individual care of a school community. At LaSwap, you will enjoy a dynamic, creative and outward-looking community, intent on achieving the best for all.
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Since 2013, Georgina Atkinson, BA in business and French from Kingston University and L’École Superieure in Montpellier. Did her PGCE at London University, followed by a period of working in schools with sixth forms, teaching business. Subsequently, she worked for 10 years as head of faculty at Saffron Walden County High School in Essex, and then moved on to become assistant principal of Long Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge, where she stayed for the next three years. ‘I’m passionate about education, particularly sixth form education and helping students find the right course to match their skills.’ Georgina is also an Ofsted inspector.

Working across four schools is complicated; however, Georgina meets weekly with the four school sixth form directors and termly with the heads of the four schools that...

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