While our A Level results place us among the very highest performing schools in the UK, life in our Sixth form is about so much more.

There are over 20 A Level subjects to choose from. You will study at least one alongside students from Habs Girls, which will be based at either school.

During Sixth Form, you will benefit from lots of support to help you prepare for university and your future career.

Joining our Sixth Form

Every day, our Sixth Form welcomes around 160 students. You may be continuing at Habs Boys after doing your GCSEs here, or you might be considering transferring from another school. Wherever you are joining us from, everyone is equally welcome on this exciting adventure.

Once here, you will enjoy all the benefits of a happy community, a fabulous campus and our strong pastoral care programme.

Over the summer holidays before you start, you will be paired with another student who will act as your ‘buddy’. This means you will have a familiar face when you arrive. You will also come for an induction day just before Sixth Form begins, where you can meet other students and staff, getting a sense of the layout of the school.

Bursaries are available if you would not otherwise be able to attend or continue at Habs Boys. Scholarships are also awarded to especially talented students.

Sixth Form admissions

Our approach

In Sixth Form, your studies are more crucial than ever. You will work hard. It will be challenging, fast-paced, and fun. But there is also far more to life. To prepare for university and a future career, you will need to demonstrate a wide range of qualities and skills. Not all of them will be academic.

This is why we offer a broad programme of co-curricular activities, helping you to become a fully-rounded person with plenty to offer to admissions tutors and employers. We also offer the Habs Diploma, which includes an extended research project, elective courses, subject enhancement, a fortnightly lecture series and community service.

During your time in Sixth Form, you will continue to develop your strong moral compass, resilience, empathy, leadership skills and the ability to create solutions. This is the mark of a Habs Boys education.

Our diverse community

We are very proud of the wide range of cultures and backgrounds our students represent. It also serves as important preparation for life and work in a diverse, globalised world.

We help our students to know, understand and be themselves. This means we celebrate the contribution of everyone, across all races, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, religious beliefs, cultures, social strata and disabilities.

Attending some classes with Habs Girls will create valuable opportunities for friendship and learning in a familiar, safe and supportive setting.

The school day

  • 8.00am – School grounds open
  • 8.35am – Registration
  • 9.15am – Lessons begin
  • 12.40pm – 1.55pm – Lunchtime
  • 4.00pm – Lessons end and after-school activities commence
  • 4:15pm – Coaches depart for those not taking part in after school activities
  • 5.15am – School grounds close
  • 5.30pm – Late coaches depart

Most students travel to and from school on our extensive coach service, run jointly with Habs Girls. There is also a late coach service to many areas at the end of our co-curricular activities.

Sixth Form places and spaces

As a Sixth Form student, you can use:

  • The Common Room throughout the day
  • Joe’s café, a collaborative learning space serving a wide range of home-made cakes, savouries and drinks, used by Sixth Form students, staff and visitors alike
  • The library for quiet work during study periods, which are dedicated to Sixth Form students
  • Boys and Girls students can work together in these shared areas at each school

Participation and leadership

Life is busy in Sixth Form, but we encourage you to get involved in the huge range of activities beyond the classroom. You can join clubs and activities, do Duke of Edinburgh awards, go on trips and get involved in sport, performance music or drama.

You will join and lead, or even start societies, which is great preparation for university ‘socs’. Think Model United Nations, European Youth Parliament, MedSoc, History Society, LGBTQ+ and Robotics, to name just a few.

Leadership opportunities include organising weekly clubs for younger students, coaching sports and mentoring in academic subjects. You can also join the Prefect team, apply to be part of the Student Council, become a House Rep, run assemblies, volunteer and fundraise. Sixth Form students are also expected to play an active role within their House, supporting younger students. It all adds up to a brilliant experience.

On Wednesday afternoons, you can choose from a wide range of mixed-age fitness and sports activities. On Friday afternoons, you can pursue a range of exciting courses, awards and more, including Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Outdoor Education and School and Community Service (SCS).