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Academic Life & Subject Options

Our Sixth Form students are given a greater level of freedom to plan their studies, work independently, manage their time and stretch themselves academically. For some students this can be a challenging, but we will fully support students in making this next step in their learning journey.

Small Class Sizes

Our small class sizes create the perfect learning environment for our students. The intimate groups enable full participation, giving students the confidence to express their views openly and to debate constructively. This is excellent preparation for university lectures and seminars where active participation is expected.

Dedicated Sixth Form Centre

To support students to work independently, our dedicated Sixth Form Centre includes a quiet study room, a spacious lounge and kitchen area.

A-Level and Vocational Options

We offer a broad range of subjects for A-Level and a new vocational course in Performing Arts for 2023 as well as a new Vocational course for Sports Science in 2024. Do get in touch if a preferred subject is not listed. We can offer any subject if there is sufficient demand.

Subject Offered Exam Board
Art and Design Edexcel
Biology OCR
Business Edexcel
Classical Civilisation AQA
Chemistry OCR
Design and Technology AQA
English Literature Edexcel
French AQA
Geography Edexcel
History Edexcel
Mathematics and Further Maths Edexcel
Music Edexcel
Performing & Production Arts (Level 3 Extended Diploma) UAL
Physics OCR
Psychology AQA
Sociology AQA
Spanish AQA
Sports Coaching T Level

New subjects may be added so please call our admissions team.

Our Academies and Scholarships

We welcome excellent candidates to our Sixth Form who will benefit from our scholarship programme and a remission on fees. The school has two academies, Cricket and Performing Arts with scholarships available for gifted and more able Lower Sixth Form students. There are also a range of scholarships available across our curriculum that are available to students joining our Lower Sixth Form. In addition to joining our scholarship programme, students will receive a remission on fees. All candidates for any scholarship will be required to attend a scholarship day during which they will also be interviewed by the Principal and subject leader.

The school has academic scholarships including Art and DT available to Sixth Form students.

Scholarship days for 2023/4 School Year

Academic and Art

The school has academic and arts scholarships available to Lower Sixth students. Excellent outcomes at GCSE are required along with outstanding references from school. Successful scholars must be fully committed to the schools scholarship programme which has very high expectations. Where appropriate, scholars will be required to participate in regional and national subject competitions.


Candidates are expected to show exceptional promise in at least one sport and have an established record of achievement in one of our principal sports. Candidates will be required to take part in drills and game situations to show evidence of their positional and tactical awareness as well as skill, agility and fitness level. Records of achievement and school recommendations will be taken into consideration. All Sports Scholars are expected to be fully committed to the school’s sports programme and participate in school team matches ahead of club matches.

Cricket Academy

Candidates are expected to show exceptional talent in Cricket and have an established record of achievement at school and club levels. Candidates will be required to participate in monitored net sessions to show evidence of their ability as well as skill, agility and fitness level. All Cricket Scholars are expected to be fully committed to the School’s Cricket programme, putting school matches ahead of club matches.

The Performing Arts Academy

Performing Arts scholarships are available to students joining our Lower Sixth. The Academy is led by our Head of Performing Arts and covers the disciplines of music, dance and drama and the academy is based in our new Performing Arts Academy which opened in 2022 and features a dance studio, performance auditorium, music room and practice rooms. Scholarship applicants will be expected to have excelled at GCSE and achieved excellence at discipline specific exams. References from clubs and schools will also be expected. Auditions will take place on scholarship days.


Bursaries are also available for students joining our Lower Sixth as we are committed to providing independent education to a number of students who might otherwise be unable to afford it. Bursary applicants will be means tested before an offer is made. A Bursary Application Form is available to download from our website and when completed should be sent to the Head of Admissions.


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