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Our Sixth Form offers a wide and varied curriculum of over 24 subjects. Whilst class sizes tend to be around 10-15 students per teaching group, there are many subjects with much smaller classes. Unlike many schools, we can run subjects at A Level even if there are only a very small number of students.

Students are encouraged to study a minimum of four subjects in Year 12, allowing them the flexibility in Year 13 to drop one and continue with three subjects to A level. In addition, students can opt to add an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) in order to develop further their independent learning and engage in research about a topic of their choosing and for which they have a particular interest.

Covid-19: This June, we have launched an exclusive, new Preparing for the Sixth Form programme. This is for all our Year 11 students and consists of a timetable of virtual lessons, designed to prepare them for their A Level studies.

NEW Year 11 Preparing for the Sixth Form Programme

Subjects on offer
Art, Craft & DesignGerman
Classical CivilisationItalian
Classical GreekLatin
Computer ScienceMathematics
DanceFurther Maths
DT. Product DesignMaths in Context
Drama /Theatre StudiesMusic
English LanguagePhysics
English LiteraturePsychology
FrenchReligious Studies & Philosophy
Other available courses include
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • STEP Mathematics
  • Gold Arts Award- Dance
  • Certificate in Financial Education
  • Engineering Preparation Programme
  • Law Preparation Programme
  • Medical Preparation Programme