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Life in the Sixth Form

Life in Haileybury's Sixth Form balances stimulating curriculum choices with a varied co-curricular programme.

Pupils leave independently minded, spiritually aware and emotionally fulfilled. With this confidence, they can continue to achieve their potential beyond Haileybury.

Life in the Sixth Form

Academic life

The Haileybury Habits (our learning styles and values) are a core feature of Sixth Form and ensure pupils succeed with the transition to the greater demands of Sixth Form study. Inquisitive pupils who display resilience and resourcefulness in their studies will be prepared for a life of learning.

By providing time and space for pupils to reflect on their learning and personal development we help them take responsibility for their progress. The extensive academic and pastoral support systems make sure they have the necessary courage to unlock their potential.

A Levels and the IB Diploma

Our aim is that every Sixth Former can access their first choice university.

We therefore offer the opportunity to study either A Levels or the IB Diploma programme; both offer significant advantages depending on what pupils seek for their future academic and professional careers.

Whichever route they choose, every pupil is educated to the highest standard. We expect all pupils to engage with all aspects of Haileybury’s Sixth Form, thus enabling them to flourish at Haileybury and beyond.

Learning for life

Making new friends, learning new ideas

Our House system means that everyone entering the Lower Sixth quickly makes friends. Our Sixth Form induction programme further emphasises the need to live and work with others. Many of the activities mix the pupils as thoroughly as possible so they can make new friends from across the school.

Understanding and learning from others is a fundamental aspect of Haileybury’s Sixth Form. Our diverse pupil body means that all pupils are exposed to new ideas, new ways of thinking and new methods for learning.

Sporting opportunity

All pupils in the Sixth Form are expected and encouraged to take part in our expansive games programme. They can choose to play team sports or perhaps take the opportunity to try something new.

Performing arts

There are plenty of chances for senior pupils to widen their repertoire, hone their skills and enjoy performing to audiences for all occasions. These include an annual Sixth Form theatrical production, dance show, numerous concerts, House Drama and House Music competitions, the annual Cabaret and much more. The Theatre Technical Unit lets others learn lighting and technical skills.

Charitable work

Sixth Form pupils are actively involved in creating events to help fundraise for our three school charities. They often taking the lead in organising House fundraising events, either as part of the Charities Committee or as a member of their House.

Hosting public events

Haileybury's parallel tracks of curricular and co-curricular activities provide rich pickings for pupils to get involved with the hosting of events. This can be as varied as lectures, plays, concerts and community events.

Pupils are also encouraged to act as as College tour guides for prospective families and visitors; assist with hosting children at Activity Mornings, attend Open Events, prep school events and help out at annual events and productions.

Time to unwind

Sixth Formers are so involved with the life of the College; running activities and acting as role models for younger pupils, that we have created their own space above our coffee shop. While relaxing, chatting or reading the paper over a cup of coffee, Sixth Formers have time for themselves.

The in-weekend (first weekend of each half term) brings Sixth Form together in "Shack" for themed events ("Shack" is the nickname for our space where we hold Sixth Form events). Pupils DJ and everyone can have fun and socialise with friends from across the Houses.

More information about Sixth Form

For more information about opportunities and facilities available to Haileybury's Sixth Form pupils, please click on any of the following links:

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