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A Sixth Form that gets you. If you choose to study here, you can expect your unique academic strengths to be known and nurtured, and to achieve examination results that open doors.

We teach in university-style seminar groups, with average class sizes of seven, and deliver a personalised curriculum for every student.

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Boosting your exam results

Despite a challenging year we are delighted that 85% of our 2020 A Level students accepted places at Russell Group universities, with 100% achieving A*-C grades. 

Many girls who join us far exceed the results they are expected to achieve after their GCSEs, and their accomplishments come as no surprise to us. This is because our value-added scores are exceptionally high year after year. Value-added is the actual difference a school makes to the attainment of students between two stages of their education, and we are proud of our statistics for boosting girls' grades.

Our curriculum guarantee

We offer an inspiring Sixth Form curriculum with a wide range of subjects, all taught by specialist, expert teachers. Our unrelenting focus on bringing out the best in each individual girl means that we guarantee to run all our courses every year. In Year 12, you will start with four subjects, giving you the chance to ‘try before you buy’, before moving to three subjects in October.

Our subjects 

  • Art
  • Biology 
  • Business Studies (new for 2021) 
  • Chemistry 
  • Classical Civilisation (new for 2021) 
  • Design and Technology 
  • Drama 
  • Economics 
  • English Literature 
  • French 
  • Geography
  • German 
  • History
  • Latin
  • Maths and Further Maths
  • Music
  • PE
  • Politics 
  • Photography (new for 2021) 
  • Physics
  • Psychology 
  • Religious Studies 
  • Sociology  (new for 2021)
  • Spanish 

Unique and creative projects

We also run the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), which is highly regarded by top universities, holds UCAS tariff points and helps you to build the skills you need for degree-level study. You have complete freedom to choose your own project, and we then assign you a personal tutor, who provides one-to-one guidance at every stage of the process.

The EPQ is a perfect fit for our personalised Sixth Form curriculum, and girls produce some fantastically unique, creative projects. Previous examples have included writing a novel, building a car engine, analysing the biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef and compiling a report on whether the NHS should provide acupuncture as a treatment for migraine.