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About the Sixth Form

With around 230 students in Years 12 and 13, the Latymer School’s Sixth Form has been rated outstanding (Ofsted, March 2022).

Applications are welcomed from all, and the Sixth Form provides a diverse and inclusive environment for study. Most Year 11 students at Latymer will continue into Year 12, but we also relish the opportunity to expand our community by encouraging applications from new candidates.

Exam results in the Sixth Form are outstanding and students benefit greatly from teaching by specialist subject teachers, including native speakers in the Languages Department. There are only 15-20 students in each form group, which an amazing advantage! Each young person gets more individual support, more chances to contribute and ask questions.

The school does, however, place an equally high importance on endowing students with the skills and values necessary to make a positive contribution to wider society. As in the lower school, staff seek to help Sixth Form students acquire practical skills and knowledge, develop lively enquiring minds and apply themselves to tasks with confidence.

"The majority of pupils continue their studies at the school’s Sixth Form. Here, students learn exceptionally well and respond eagerly to the high expectations that staff have of them." Ofsted, 2022 

Financial aid for Sixth Form study is available through the government’s 16 to 19 Bursary Fund. Students that qualify for the bursary could receive up to £1,200, depending on their circumstances, to spend on books, equipment, food and transport. 

Subjects offered in the Sixth Form
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian

For further information on subject specific curriculums please see the main subject page.

"In the Sixth Form, the demanding curriculum inspires students to develop a rich understanding of their A-level subjects. Students achieve extremely well." Ofsted 2022.

external qualifications - AS and A LEVELS
  • The table below shows the specification numbers across the four Awarding Bodies, AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR & WJEC for AS and Advanced Levels.
  • STEP examinations are offered in Mathematics in Year 13.
  • Many Year 13 students are also now taking University Entrance Examinations in the Autumn Term of Year 13 e.g. BMAT, HAT.
  • Any student wishing to sit an examination at AS or Advanced Level at another centre should inform the school by 31st October in the academic year in which the examination is to be taken to request permission for any absence that may be required.
Subject Awarding body Specification code number
Art, Craft & Design AQA 7241/7201
Biology AQA 7401/7402
Chemistry EDEXCEL 8CH0/9CH0
Economics EDEXCEL 8EC0/9EC0
English Literature WjEC/CBAC B720QS/A720QS
French AQA 7651V/7652V
Geography AQA 7036/7037
German AQA 7661V/7662V
Government & Politics EDEXCEL 8PL0/9PL0
History AQA 7041HE/7042HE
Mathematics EDEXCEL 8MA0/9MA0/8FM0/9FM0
Media Studies OCR H009/H409
Music EDEXCEL 9MU0
Physics AQA 7407/7408
Religious Studies OCR H173A/H573A
Russian EDEXCEL 9RU0

The school provides all the text books / e-books you require for the Sixth Form curriculum. However:

  • In some subjects students may find it advantageous to have their own personal copies (e.g. modern languages dictionaries). They are not required to purchase any books to complete a course. In some subjects, students are encouraged to subscribe to journals and magazines (e.g. ‘Politics Review’). Copies of such publications are always available in the school library.
  • For some subjects, field work is a requirement, for others, trips and visits are highly desirable. For compulsory field trips, students are asked to pay for food and accommodation. For other trips the whole cost will be requested. However, no student should feel inhibited from requesting financial assistance for any of these visits. Each request will be treated individually. Details of the request procedures are available from Mr Wakefield, Deputy Head - Sixth Form.