Exam success and beyond
We aim to give you an education that brings out your determination, courage, happiness, civic-mindedness and kindness. And, at the end of Sixth Form, we want you to move on to the next stage of your life with clarity and confidence.
Academic success is important in any school. Leighton Park’s successful holistic approach is based around students enjoying their learning, with the support and encouragement to pursue their interests and work hard. Our Head, Matthew, expands:
“A student’s academic development cannot be understood in isolation but must be considered in conjunction with their emotional and physical wellbeing, confidence, maturity and happiness.”
After exams, 95% of our Sixth Form students go on to Higher Education. But whatever your ambitions, we’ll do all we can to help you achieve them.
Top academic progress
Learn about our IBDP success, with the Summer 2021 cohort achieving the highest average point score (35.5) since we began offering the IBDP over 10 years ago.
72% of A Level grades achieved in Summer 2021 were A*/A and 93% were A*/B. The most recent assessment in the Government League Tables for Sixth Form students placed Leighton Park in the top 1% of Schools in England and the top performing school in Berkshire for academic progress.
For more information on our latest set of A Level results (Summer 2021), please see our news story.
Helping You Find Your Role in the World
Students are supported by a careers advisor, receive psychometric profiling and can take part in trips to visit former students at the universities they are interested in. Our careers guidance programme includes:
- Individual and group tutorials
- Careers Fairs, featuring experts from a broad range of professions including many Old Leightonians
- Work shadowing and work experience placements
- Support applying for internships and apprenticeships
- A programme of inspirational speakers throughout Sixth Form.
Find out more about our Change-maker Programme.
Moving On to Higher Education
Our students accept offers from many different universities in the UK and abroad. Degree choices are varied but often reflect our strengths in STEAM, Music and Business. Last year 67% went on to STEAM-related degrees and 56% went on to research-intensive Russell Group universities. Students also went on to renowned institutions that are the very best in their disciplines, such as four students going on to conservatoires to study Music, one student went to Central St Martins for Art and two went to Loughborough to study Sports Science.
We offer specialist pathways for students considering:
- Applying to overseas universities