Sixth Form life at Mount House is truly exciting! We offer a wide range of A Level subjects in all disciplines from the Sciences to the Arts and our students excel in all disciplines as they are taught by subject specialists, and in many cases, our teachers are involved in their subject outside of their own school life also. Students engage in four A Levels at first, dropping to three after Christmas to give them the widest range of options possible. 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 their 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 on the academic front, where they support lower school students in lessons, but also on the pastoral front, where they act as Guardians for new students, particularly those in Year 7. Games Afternoon is a particular high point of the Sixth Form week, where students engage in a variety of team sports, individual sports, or attend a gym.
The support for transition out of the 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. Support exists for students making applications to prestigious universities outside of the country and specialist sessions are held for students who attend Oxbridge interviews, are potential medics or vets, or need to hone a portfolio to attend creative courses.
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!