HARLINGTON UPPER SCHOOL

    Why study at Harlington?

    Achievement, enrichment and student well-being are at the forefront of everything we do. You are at a critical point in your education and planning for your future career starts here. That is why we believe that Harlington is an excellent choice for aspiration and achievement.

    The quality of teaching and learning in the sixth form, and the standards of achievement of students studying there, remains strong

    Ofsted, March 2018

    Tom Southall

    Deputy Headteacher for Key Stage 5 Achievement

    E-mail:   Sixth Form Office       

            

    Reasons to Choose Harlington Sixth Form

    Deciding where you will spend the next two years of your education is a very important one, so why choose Harlington Sixth Form?

     

    Excellent results

    Highest APS in the County (Average Points score for a student’s best 3 A Levels)

     

    Experienced and stable teaching staff

    All A Level and BTEC teachers are very experienced subject specialists.  We have a stable team of teachers with very little turnover.

     

    Support with University applications

    Excellent support for students applying to UCAS (including tailored support for Oxbridge, Medical, Veterinary and Dentistry applicants).  Proven track record of students securing places at their first choice University.

     

    Support with securing Apprenticeships

    An ever-increasing number of our students are successful in securing Higher Level Apprenticeships in a range of fields and with well recognised companies including:-  Google, Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, Leonardo and Foxley Kingham.

     

    Sixth Form Studies programme

    Bespoke programme of workshops and theatre sessions, involving a range of external organisations aimed at developing the necessary skills to be successful in Sixth Form and preparing students for their next steps after school.

     

    Harlington Diploma

    The Harlington Diploma encompasses the holistic nature of Sixth Form Life ensuring students are making the most of the opportunities offered in extracurricular, community service, leadership and work experience.

     

    Connolly Foundation Student Award

    The scheme awards financially, students who meet certain criteria for ‘academic excellence’ and go onto study at University.  Awards of up to £1000 are available for successful students and they can continue to apply for the scheme every year they are at University.

     

    Bursary

    Financial support available to students who meet the criteria, to help with the cost of travel, equipment and trips.

     

    EPQ

    The Extended Project Qualification gives students the opportunity to research and produce a report based on a topic linked to their chosen field of study at University.  The EPQ is recognised by many Universities and can gain students UCAS points.

     

    A Wide Range of Courses

    We offer a wide range of courses at A Level and Level 3 BTEC with a  new and exciting opportunity to study Sociology at A Level starting this year.

     

    Extended Induction Period

    Four-week introduction to studying at Sixth Form aimed at supporting students making the jump from a disrupted Year 11 due to COVID to studying A Levels/Level 3 BTEC’s

     

    Student Leadership opportunities

    Students are encouraged to take on leadership roles within the school, becoming part of Student Leadership team or a Sixth Form Ambassador.

     

    Societies

    A wide and ever-growing range of societies are available for students to join, including The Harlington Chronicle, The Medical Society, The Environment Group and Debating society.

     

    Councils

    Students have the opportunity to be the voice of the student body by representing one of a number of councils, including Charity Council, Events Council, Leavers council and Diversity Council.

     

    Trips

    Many subject specific trips, including Biology Field Trip to Devon, Physics trip to CERN in Switzerland, not to mention the World Challenge trip to Cambodia.