Pre-Sixth programme

Prepare for Sixth Form study in a year.
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Intensive Pre-Sixth course

Our intensive Pre-Sixth course is designed to equip students with the qualifications they need to enter the Sixth Form.

It’s ideal for overseas students who are looking to study in the UK for a year and achieve internationally-recognised qualifications. And for those wishing to experience the rich diversity of life at one of the UK’s leading boarding schools.

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“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:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • A second language (Latin, French or Spanish)
  • Humanities (History or Geography)
  • Science (Biology, Physics and Chemistry)

Other subjects are dependent on skills and experience.

Lessons are either with Years 10 and 11, or separate – ensuring everyone gets appropriately focused support. Pre-Sixth students live alongside day students and boarders, enjoying everything Senior School offers.

‘Your Life’ at Leighton Park

Personal development is central to the Leighton Park experience, which is why we also offer physical education, games and personal social health and careers education, known as ‘Your Life’. A substantial careers programme, including work experience, and individual tutorial guidance completes the package.

Moving to the Next Level

More than 80% of our Pre-Sixth students go on to attend the Sixth Form of their choice. And we’re pleased to say that the majority of these stay on at Leighton Park to study for the IB Diploma or A-Levels.
View Pre-Sixth brochure

Apply now

To apply for a place on our Pre-Sixth course, contact the Admissions Team or for more information, have a look at our Pre-Sixth Brochure.
Apply to Pre-Sixth

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Berkshire, UK
RG2 7DE
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