Candidates will usually need to achieve a minimum of six B grades at GCSE and at least grade C in English Language and Mathematics. Most students will have A or A* grades at GCSE in the subjects that they wish to continue at AS Level. Where a course is new at A Level students will also be required to achieve good grades in related subjects, reflecting the skills required for success on the new courses.
Decisions about entry to the Sixth Form are never based solely on a student’s academic profile. Before offering a place, my colleagues and I also consider an individual’s contribution to school life, behavioural record and ability to benefit from two years of study in our unique environment. A strong commitment to sport, drama, art or an extra curricular pursuit, such as participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, are weighed in the balance alongside work ethic, progress and the cheerful good manners which are the hallmark of a successful Harrodian Sixth Former.
In the case of internal candidates my colleagues and I shall be paying great attention to the above factors and I will be writing to parents of Year 10 students to offer places in the Sixth Form after their internal examinations in June.
External applicants to the Sixth Form, in addition to the above requirements and excellent references will also sit examinations in Mathematics and English, successful candidates will be invited in for a series of interviews in the subjects they wish to study at A level.
Captain Rob Stewart
Head of Seniors