Intensive Pre-Sixth course
Our intensive Pre-Sixth course is designed to equip students with the qualifications they need to enter the Sixth Form. We limit the programme to fifteen students each year and early application is advised to avoid disappointment.
The Pre-Sixth is primarily designed for overseas students who wish to transition to the UK education system or simply wish to study in the UK for a year and achieve internationally-recognised qualifications. The majority of students come from European countries but we welcome applications from other countries, valuing the varied perspectives of our cosmopolitan cohort. It is a valuable opportunity to experience the rich diversity of life at one of the UK’s leading boarding schools and make friends with people from England and around the world.
“It’s easy to settle into Leighton Park, it is a truly wonderful place.”
Academic rigour and the full boarding experience
Students sit at least five GCSEs in this rewarding and challenging programme:
- A second language (French, Spanish, German or Mandarin)
- Humanities (History or Geography)
- Science (Biology, Physics and Chemistry)
60% of lessons are with our main Year 11 cohort, with Pre-Sixth students also benefiting from specialist classes to help them improve their academic English and cover the full curriculum in only one year. Pre-Sixth students live alongside day students and boarders, enjoying everything Senior School offers.