Welcome to Halliford School Sixth Form
The Halliford School Sixth Form is an environment which fosters aspirational and forward thinking men and women who seek to make a positive contribution to their community, and it is for this reason that I am delighted you are considering Halliford for the final two years of your school career.
We firmly believe that a co-educational environment in Sixth Form provides the best preparation for later life, both at university and beyond. During these most important two years of your school journey, you will study a combination of three or, occasionally four A Levels which are complemented with a range of academic, cultural, and charitable enrichment opportunities to ensure you leave Halliford ready to embrace what the world has to offer, and ready to meet any challenges that university or the wider world of work may bring.
Halliford School is a welcoming community. The young men and women in our Sixth Form are confident, kind, and warm-hearted; and this makes for a positive transition between Year 11 and Lower Sixth, whether you are continuing your journey through Halliford School or joining the Sixth Form as a new member of our Lower Sixth. Our teachers provide incredible support both inside and outside of lessons, but we also recognise that Sixth Form is a time of increased independence and academic rigour. For this reason, we provide a vibrant and supportive academic environment to enable you to thrive and flourish in the final two years of school.
We have high expectations for all our students both academically and pastorally, but your House Tutor, who you see twice a day, will provide you with all the help and guidance you may need to meet and exceed your potential.
Our teachers are not just supportive and friendly, but they are also deeply passionate about their subjects. Our philosophy encompasses a desire to instil this love of learning in our students and to prepare them for life after school. We recognise that Sixth Form is a time of huge personal growth and, therefore, offers a significant range of opportunities to allow this growth to take place. Whether you are a talented Musician, Sportsperson, Actor or Artist; or if you would like to engage in meaningful and ambitious charitable endeavours, we have a plethora of opportunities for you to participate in.
As you make the exciting decisions of what A Levels to pursue and where to complete your Sixth Form experience, let us help you through this period and give you our guidance on what you may end up doing for not just the next two years, but rather the rest of your lives.
I look forward to welcoming you into our community and sharing with you what makes Halliford Sixth Form a wonderful place to study.
Head of Sixth Form
Life in the Sixth Form
If it is argued your school days are the best of your life, then the Sixth Form at Halliford School is certainly the highlight of this experience! In the final two years, you will further develop academic passions, and make decisions that will have a lasting impact on your life. It is a period of huge personal growth for every young man and woman; and to this end, we will help develop your leadership skills through enabling you to play an active role in the working life of the school and local community. We will challenge you to embrace new opportunities both in the classroom and beyond; and will support you in developing a collaborative and interactive approach to learning to ensure you leave school with the best academic outcomes possible, and that you are ready for further study or for whatever your future holds.
Throughout the two years, you will follow a rigorous programme of three or occasionally four A Levels, where we will develop more mature relationships to enable debate and discussion with the goal of improving academic outcomes.
There is a much greater focus on independence and freedom of choice with the emphasis on Sixth Formers making their own decisions and learning to make responsible use of their new-found freedoms. There is no uniform, rather an expectation of ‘business attire’ which allows individuals to express their individuality in an environment which is purposeful. There are also study enhancement periods where students can prioritise their own learning. Teaching groups are much smaller and Sixth Formers study only those subjects that they have chosen.
In addition to this, there is a broad range of co-curricular opportunities for Sixth Form students and further occasions to exercise responsibility through the many mentoring and leadership programmes we offer.
Sixth Form Facilities
We recently created a wonderful new Sixth Form Common Room containing flexible spaces for collaborative working along with private study areas, individual workstations and new IT facilities.