Why Study at MHCHS?
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.
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. In public examinations, students achieve consistently above the national average with 57% of grades being between A*-B in 2023. Most students are awarded places at the most selective universities, and we continue to have the largest Sixth Form cohort in London to enter university – please see Sixth Form Destinations on our website. Every year we have students who successfully gain places for undergraduate study at Oxford, Cambridge and Medical School and we have an increasing number of students being offered degree apprenticeships with major companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Sky and IBM. 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 and 1 hour of dedicated PSHE learning for students’ personal development. Remaining study periods can be purposely utilised in the designated Sixth Form Study Space 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, Horizons, 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 PSHE 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. To make an application please select “Sixth Form Admissions - Apply” in the Sixth Form area of the website.
The final date for the submission of applications to be considered for an offer of a place for September 2024 is as follows: Thursday 21st December 2023 for current Mill Hill County High School students and Wednesday 31st January 2024 for new entrants. 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.
Head of Sixth Form