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
  • Drama
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

and

  • BTEC Business
  • BTEC Sport

Seeking the Top, Achieving Excellence

At Braeburn Sixth Form, we offer an enriching and comprehensive educational experience for students in Key Stage Five (Years 12-13). Our curriculum is designed to cater to diverse interests and career aspirations, ensuring every student can achieve their fullest potential.

Academic Programmes

Students can choose to pursue an A level programme, requiring a minimum of 5 A* to C grades, studying either 3 or 4 subjects. Alternatively, students may opt for a blended curriculum combining A levels with BTEC courses, with our BTEC Diploma being equivalent to one A level in UCAS points. Each subject is allocated 6 teaching hours per week, ensuring ample time for in-depth understanding and academic excellence.

Physical Education and Wellness

To promote a balanced lifestyle, our timetable includes 2 hours of games per week, along with an additional gym session that students can schedule during their independent study hours.

Co-Curricular Activities

Beyond academics, we offer a robust co-curricular programme aimed at nurturing intellectual curiosity and personal growth. Students can choose from a variety of activities, including:

  • Intellectual Curiosity
  • Digital Literacy
  • Financial Literacy
  • Community Service
  • Outreach Programme
  • Peer Counselling
  • Sports Leaders

These opportunities are designed to develop essential life skills and enhance student profiles for future academic and career pursuits.

Career Guidance and University Preparation

Every Sixth Form student benefits from dedicated careers guidance. Our experienced sixth form team works closely with students to support their higher education and university placement processes, ensuring informed and confident decisions about their futures.

Join Braeburn Sixth Form and embark on a journey of academic achievement, personal development, and future success. Explore your passions, develop new skills, and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your life.

Independent Schools Inspectorate
Association of British Schools Overseas
Cambridge International Examinations
BTEC Level 3
GL Education Assessment Excellence
Association of International Schools in Africa
Council of International Schools
Pearson Edexcel Certification
Council of British International Schools
The Independent Association of Prep Schools