Preparing to take on the world. Success for universities and beyond.
We pride ourselves in providing an excellent preparation for university study and this is achieved with a combination of excellent teaching, preparation for public examinations and expert academic and pastoral support during the Sixth Form years of study. The Sixth Form years are both challenging and exciting times. Students have an opportunity to choose subjects they enjoy and have the opportunity to specialise in more depth than at IGCSE. Students also have an opportunity to contribute to the direction of the school by taking on key student leadership positions.
Students follow the A Level curriculum in the Sixth Form choosing three or four subjects from Accounting, Art and Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English Literature, French, Geography, History, Japanese, Mandarin, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Physics, Psychology and Travel and Tourism.
Many students also complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which allows them to develop research skills and explore a topic of interest in depth. Students are extensively prepared for application to top universities from the beginning of Year 12, with students every year going to some of the world’s top universities in the UK, North America, Australia and Asia.
The Harrow Prize
There is a strong emphasis on service in the Sixth Form and students who apply themselves have the opportunity to be awarded the prestigious Harrow Prize. This is awarded to Year 13 students at graduation and recognises all-round achievements in service, communication and leadership. Each year in the graduating class, over two-thirds of the students are awarded the Harrow Prize for their contributions beyond the classroom over the final three years of their education.
Academic scholarships are available for students with excellent IGCSE results. We encourage our academic scholars to take on a vigorous academic programme of study and take full advantage of the super curriculum and extracurricular activities, including developing leadership skills and undertaking extensive wider reading.
During Year 12 and Year 13, students can opt to join the Oxbridge Mentoring Programme on offer. Students have dedicated lesson time to promote critical thinking and discussions in a challenging environment. Students are assigned an academic mentor and are fully supported through the process from course selection, applications, extra testing and interview preparation by a team of very experienced and qualified members of staff.
There are ample opportunities for students to broaden their education and stretch and challenge themselves academically and personally. Opportunities include; Mathematics and Science Olympiad Programmes, Model United Nations, debating and guest speakers, essay competitions and community service projects.