Sixth Form

Introduction

Braeburn Sixth Form is a thriving, vibrant and active community which provides opportunities for young men and women to excel academically and mature through involvement in our enrichment programme. Students leave our Sixth Form to continue their studies in Higher Education, with the majority gaining places at their first choice university. Braeburn alumni are currently studying at: Oxford University, University College London, University of Pennsylvania, University of British Columbia, Maastricht University, Rhodes University, University of Cape Town.

Braeburn students have also moved on to universities in Australia, Malaysia, and Kenya, including to other Russell Group and Ivy League institutions. Our students are fully supported by our Head of Sixth Form and by the Braeburn Group Sixth Form and University Admissions Advisor. Students are given detailed advice on courses to study and apply for. They are guided and supported through the application process to universities around the world. Students may take part in mock university admissions interviews as well as a Life Skills programme that helps to prepare them for independent life, often in another country.

In the Sixth Form, years 12 and 13, the alternative paths to university offered in Braeburn schools ensure that all students find a sixth form challenge suited to their strengths. Sixth form students can opt for A levels that allow specialisation in areas of strength related to future careers, or BTEC that enhances skills valued in the workplace, university and life.

At Braeburn we recognise that every student is an individual with unique requirements and we create individualised study programmes that may combine A levels and BTEC components to meet these needs.

The success of Braeburn’s approach to education in the Sixth form is shown by the placement of our students in universities across the world, with all students who want to go to university, obtaining offers from universities of their choice.

Curriculum

In the Sixth Form, Key Stage Five (Years 12-13), students may study an A level programme of 3 or 4 subjects or a mixture of A level and BTEC Sport which is offered as a Diploma equivalent to one A level in UCAS points. Students are allocated 6 teaching hours per subject. They continue to have Games for 2 hours per week and Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) for one hour per week. Students are encouraged to take part in a range of Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) projects in addition to their timetabled hours.

A-Level subjects available

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

and

  • BTEC Business
  • BTEC Sport