Our A Level results place us among the very highest performing schools in the UK.

There are over 20 A Level subjects to choose from. At least one is studied alongside students from Habs Boys and 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 115 students. You may be continuing at Habs Girls after doing your GCSEs here, or you could be considering transferring from another school. At Habs, everyone is equally welcome on this exciting adventure.

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

Over the summer holidays before you start, you will be paired with another student who will be 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 starts, so you can meet other students and staff, getting a feel for the school layout.

Bursaries are available if you would not otherwise be able to attend (or continue at Habs Girls. 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 career afterwards, 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 Girls 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 and understand themselves, and to 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 Boys 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 and co-curricular activities
  • 4.00pm – Lessons end and after-school activities begin
  • 4.15pm – Coaches depart for students not involved in after-school activities
  • 5.15pm – School grounds close
  • 5.30pm – Late coaches depart

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

Our Sixth Form students are getting ready to make a profound impact on the world. We look forward to seeing you step out of your comfort zone, and we’ll support you as you continue to learn – both inside and outside of the classroom.

Mrs Laura Mee, Head of Sixth Form

Sixth Form places and spaces

As a Sixth Form student, you can use:

  • The Common Room throughout the day.
  • Mezz 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.
  • As well as the library there is a dedicated study space for quiet work during study periods, which are dedicated to Sixth Form students.
  • Girls’ and Boys’ 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.

Meanwhile, leadership opportunities include organising weekly clubs for younger students, coaching sports, and mentoring in academic subjects. You can also run for election as a prefect, become a House Rep, run assemblies, volunteer, and fundraise. All adding up to a brilliant experience.

You could even be a Sixth Form prefect. They are the top level of student leadership within the school. They undergo a rigorous selection process, including voting by students and staff, plus interviews with the Senior Leadership Team.

Each prefect has an area of responsibility within the school, such as Charities or Diversity and Inclusion. They are also responsible for a form, guiding our younger students. The prestigious Senior Prefect Team have further responsibility for their Houses.

When you come to visit us, you are likely to see some of our prefects giving tours in their red gowns.

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), the Arts Award, volunteering, the Crest Award, Robotics and so much more.