Mount House Sixth Form’s A Level results made us the ninth best small independent Sixth Form in the United Kingdom in 2018. Let’s get to Number One!
Sixth Form life at Mount House is truly exciting! We offer a very wide range of A Level subjects in all disciplines from the Sciences to the Arts. Our students excel in all disciplines as they are taught by subject specialists, and in many cases our teachers are also involved in their subject outside of their own school life. To give them the widest range of options possible, students engage in four A Levels initially, dropping to three after Christmas. In addition, on the academic front, all students complete the Extended Project Qualification, which not only grows and hones the skills necessary for university life, but also is well-regarded for university entry. The Sixth Form Study Room, equipped with computers and its own printer and photocopier, is open from 7:30am until 6pm for students to use in their spare periods, or before and after school.
Academia is not the only facet of Sixth Form life. There is a rich extra-curricular program here for Sixth Formers who wish to engage in activities outside the classroom. A variety of clubs are available at lunchtimes and after school, as well as study support and sports coaching. Sixth Formers are mentors to lower school students academically, supporting them in lessons, and also on the pastoral front by acting as Guardians for new students in Year 7 and other year groups. Games Afternoon is a particular high point of the Sixth Form week, during which students engage in a variety of team sports, individual sports or attend a gym.
The support for transitioning from Sixth Form, be that into university, an apprenticeship or into the workplace, is in-depth and continuous. Students are supported through the construction of their CV, their cover letter and the entire UCAS process. This includes assisting students making applications to prestigious universities both in the UK and beyond, and specialist sessions are held for students who attend Oxbridge interviews, are potential medics or vets, or who need to hone a portfolio to attend creative courses.