YEAR 12 and 13 (AGE 16-18 YEARS)
Preparing to take on the world. Success for universities and beyond.
Following their IGCSE examinations, Harrow Appi students will move into the ‘Sixth Form’ Phase of the school, in preparation for success at university. We pride ourselves in providing an excellent preparation for university study, achieved through a combination of excellent teaching, preparation for public examinations and expert academic and pastoral support through ‘close personal tutoring’. The Sixth Form years will be both challenging and exciting. Students will have an opportunity to choose subjects they enjoy and specialise in considerably more depth than at IGCSE. Students will also contribute to the direction of the school by taking on key student leadership positions of responsibility such as Head Girl, Head Boy, membership of the Student Academic Leadership Team (SALT), Senior Prefect & Prefect, and Student Council contribution.
Our Sixth Formers will follow the A Level programme, choosing three or four subjects from; Accounting, Art and Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English Literature, Geography, History, Japanese, Mandarin, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Physics and Psychology.
All students will also complete an ‘Extended Project Qualification’ (EPQ), allowing them to develop research skills and explore a topic of particular interest in a great deal of depth; very much in the manner of under-graduate study.
THE HARROW PRIZE
There will be a strong emphasis on service in the Harrow Appi Sixth Form and students who apply themselves will have the opportunity to work towards the prestigious, accredited ‘Harrow Prize’. This is awarded to Year 13 students at graduation and recognises all-round achievements in service, communication and leadership. Each year, a large proportion of the graduating students will be awarded the Harrow Prize for their contributions beyond the classroom over the final three years of their education.
Academic scholarships will be available for Harrow Appi students with excellent IGCSE results. We will encourage our academic scholars to undertake a vigorous academic programme of study and take full advantage of the super curriculum and co-curricular activities, including developing leadership attributes and undertaking extensive wider reading in areas of particular interest.
During Year 12 and Year 13, students will be able to join the ‘Oxbridge Mentoring Programme’, with dedicated lesson time to promote critical thinking and discussions in a challenging environment. Students will be assigned an academic mentor and will be fully supported through the process from course selection, applications, extra testing and interview preparation by a team of very experienced and qualified members of staff from across the Harrow Family, including from Harrow London.