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Why Study at MHCHS?

Dear Students,

It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you our Sixth Form at Mill Hill County High School, which lies at the very heart of our school. With over 450 students, purpose-built facilities, a dedicated pastoral team and expert teaching staff, it is a really special place to study.

Sixth form is an incredibly important time in any young person’s life. Primarily, it is their first opportunity to specialise in subject areas that truly reflect their interests, skills and talents. We like to view these two years of study as the springboard into higher education, training and work. Students leave us as well-rounded, impressive and socially conscious young adults who are exceptionally well prepared for their future.

Why Study at MHCHS Sixth Form?

At Mill Hill County High School Sixth Form, our main aim is to provide our students with opportunities - both academic and personally enriching in equal measure.

Students leave us with the A-level qualifications they need to pursue their next steps. Over the past 4 years, 60% of A-Level grades awarded were at grade A*, A and B with most students entering the 30 most selective universities in 2019. Every year we have students who successfully gain places for undergraduate study at Oxford, Cambridge and Medical School. We run a bespoke programme to support aspiring students with all aspects of their applications.

We offer a broad A-level curriculum to facilitate a wide range of choices and unique curriculum combinations. Students receive 10 hours of specialist A-Level teaching per subject across their fortnightly timetable. Remaining study periods can be purposefully utilised in the designated Sixth Form Study rooms or School Library.

Students are actively encouraged to lead on and participate in a range of super-curricular activities which broaden and deepen understanding. Student-led societies such as the Social, Political Sciences Society, Medical Society, Biochemistry Society and the Sixth Form Academic Journal, made up of articles submitted by students, are good examples of this. We offer the Extended Project Qualification which allows students to choose an area of particular interest to research in depth, creating a product or piece of academic writing. We are also very lucky that our highly successful Sixth Form alumni regularly return to us to deliver assemblies, workshops and mentoring sessions to inspire and support current students.

Students are supported to make aspirational and exciting pathways for themselves after leaving school through an extensive personal development and careers programme. This is delivered through dedicated tutor time sessions and the tailor-made KS5 PSCHE curriculum. Students are provided with time to reflect on the range of options open to them such as pursuing an apprenticeship, entering the world of work directly or applying to university. This enables them to make informed decisions about what is the right next course of action.

There are a range of leadership opportunities available for KS5 students to undertake, for example, becoming a member of The Student Leadership Team. Student voice is held in high regard at Mill Hill County High School and all students are actively encouraged to contribute to our community in this way. The Sixth Form also provides plenty of ways for students to showcase their talents outside of academia through our extensive enrichment programme. We also offer a wide range of educational visits within the UK and abroad, which continue to be very popular with Sixth Form students.

If you would like further information prior to your application, please do not hesitate to visit the Sixth Form area of our website or to contact the School’s Admission Officer via email: sixthformadmissions@mhchs.org.uk. In order to make an application please select “Apply” in the Sixth Form area of the website.

The final date for the submission of applications in order to be considered for a firm offer of a place for September 2021 is as follows: Friday 18th December 2020 for current Mill Hill County High School students and Sunday 31st January 2021 for new entrants currently resident in the UK. Consultations for most new entrants will be held in late February/early March.

We are incredibly proud of our students and all that they achieve whilst with us in the Sixth Form and beyond. We look forward to welcoming you into our community.

Yours Sincerely,

Ania Butler

Head of Sixth Form