Academic Life

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, Psychology 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. For further details on course information please see below:

Sixth Form Options Booklet 2024/26


As the eldest members of the school community they are expected to take on leadership roles within the school.  This may be in the form of heads of school, prefects, helping with prep school numeracy and literacy sessions, organising and delivering events for visiting schools and helping to run the farm, especially during the lambing season.

The Head of Sixth Form oversees the academic progress of all Sixth Form pupils and is situated right next to the Sixth Form Centre with a study room adjacent for supported study.

With up to 60 pupils in the Sixth Form, class sizes are small and Housemasters/Housemistresses, tutors and the Head of Sixth Form work closely to ensure pupil well-being is at the heart of academic success.