Academic Life


All Sixth Form students are supported by their Tutors, Housemasters/Housemistresses and the Head of Sixth Form to choose the right pathway for maximum academic success. Specialist teachers provide support and challenge in small classes and every pupil is well known to every member of staff in the school.

Student pathways are carefully chosen through consultation with parents and students and most students take at least three A Levels or BTEC equivalents. In addition, all pupils are expected to undertake an EPQ in a subject of their own choosing, either to complement their studies or look at a new and diverse topic.


A Levels offer a traditional academic route in English, Maths, Science, Business Studies and the Humanities. BTECs in Sport, Agriculture and Performing Arts offer a more practical project management approach. A combination of courses can suit some students very well.