About our Sixth Form
Facilities – Our first class , purpose built, specialist accommodation, including top quality study facilities, foster a friendly and professional environment where students are valued and treated as adults. The Advanced Centre houses Sixth Form only classrooms, two common rooms and a large study area. As well as two common rooms, with plenty of bright colourful seating and a kitchen area, the Sixth Form building is equipped with a large study room with ICT facilities for use during students’ free periods. Manor Catering make a delivery to the Sixth Form foyer every lunchtime where there is a wide range of delicious food on offer!
Information, advice and guidance – Individual support, advice and guidance ensures that our students leave us and progress to their next steps with confidence. Our dedicated Sixth Form team help plan appropriate courses of study, monitor progress, provide information and support life after Hardenhuish. Advice and support with applications to university, specialist colleges or employment are given and over 80% of our students go on to study degree courses at university, many gaining entry to top institutions, including Oxford and Cambridge.
The wider life of Sixth Form – Alongside academic commitments, there are many opportunities to get involved in the wider life of the school and the local community.
There are also lots of trips, visits and other opportunities. Most subjects offer relevant trips or events to enhance the curriculum. Some of these are residential field trips in the UK or abroad, e.g. Iceland and Berlin. There is also an annual Ski Trip and the chance to participate in a Camps International expedition– the next trip going to Peru. In Year 12 all students go on a university taster day trip so they get an idea of what a university is like and what to look out for on university open days. Also in Year 12 you will complete a week’s work experience with a local employer.
16-19 Bursary Fund – Hardenhuish School has a small fund available to help support students from low income backgrounds with their post-16 education. Students whose household income is below £25,000 a year can apply for help from the fund.