Sixth Form

Sixth Form Virtual Open Event

Welcome to The Howard School's Sixth Form Virtual Open Event. The Howard Sixth Form is a successful learning environment where our students consistently achieve good exam results. We have a strong community which provides a highly personalised approach to the development of all our young men and women. We aim to create an environment which provides a strong and sustainable foundation for progression routes to university and work. The Sixth Form offers you a broad and balanced curriculum, outstanding teaching and broader development and enrichment opportunities. Our ambitious students thrive within our supportive and positive learning setting. We take pride in knowing all of our students as individuals, allowing a highly personalised approach to managing each student’s experiences. At all stages parents are informed and involved in progress and development.

In addition to excellent academic provision there are extensive opportunities for student leadership and responsibility. Sixth Formers are key role models who are encouraged to work with and enhance the school experience for other students. Our Leadership Team, including the Head Boy and Head Girl, make a considerable contribution to the school community and lead on many events throughout the school year. At The Howard Sixth Form, we believe we have a perfect balance between independence, monitoring and support.

To find out more about the subjects on offer for September 2021, as well as the required grades for each subject, click on the relevant subjects below. Alternatively, you can access our Sixth Form Prospectus by clicking the following link:

View our Sixth Form Prospectus »

View 2021 Sixth Form Option Blocks »
Virtual Q&As

Miss our Virtual Q&As? Don't worry! Both of our events were recorded in full and are now available to view on our YouTube channel via the link below. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to contact us!

Watch Our Virtual Q&As


Applying for a Place

To apply for a place at The Howard School Sixth Form, click here:

Apply for a place at The Howard Sixth Form


Subjects on offer:

Business Studies

Grade Requirements: 

GCSE Business: Grade 6
GCSE Maths: Grade 5
GCSE English: Grade 5

Criminology

Grade Requirements: 

GCSE English: Grade 5

English Language

Grade Requirements:

GCSE English Language or English Literature: Grade 6 

If a 6 or higher is achieved in English Literature but not Language, the minimum in Language must be a Grade 5.

English Literature and Language



Grade Requirements:

GCSE English Literature: Grade 6
GCSE English Language: Grade 5

If a Grade 5 was achieved in Literature in 2020, a minimum of Grade 6 must be achieved in English Language in 2021.

Film Studies

Grade Requirements:

GCSE English: Grade 5

Financial Studies

Grade Requirements:

GCSE English: Grade 4
GCSE Maths: Grade 4

Fine Art and 3D Design

Grade Requirements:

GCSE Art & Design: Grade 5
or GCSE Fine Art: Grade 5

Forensics

Grade Requirements:

GCSE Combined Science: Grades 5,5

Geography

Grade Requirements:

GCSE Geography: Grade 6
GCSE English: Grade 5
GCSE Maths: Grade 5

History

Grade Requirements:

GCSE History: Grade 6
GCSE English: Grade 5

ICT

Grade Requirements:

GCSE Computer Science: Grade 4 
or Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia Level 2: Merit 

Law

Grade Requirements:

GCSE English: Grade 5

Maths

Grade Requirements:

GCSE Maths: Grade 7

Music

Grade Requirements:

Grade 4 in one musical instrument
or BTEC Music: Merit
or GCSE Music: Grade 4

Performing Arts

Grade Requirements:

GCSE Drama: Grade 4
or Level 2 Performing Arts: Merit

Philosophy and Ethics

Grade Requirements:

GCSE English: Grade 5

Photographic and Graphic Communication

Grade Requirements:

GCSE Photography: Grade 5
or GCSE Art & Design: Grade 5
or GCSE Fine Art: Grade 5

Psychology

Grade Requirements:

GCSE English Language: Grade 6
GCSE Combined Science: Grade 6,6

Sciences

Grade Requirements:

For Biology

GCSE Combined Science: Grade 6,6
or GCSE Biology: Grade 6
GCSE Mathematics: Grade 4
GCSE English: Grade 4 (preferable)

For Chemistry

GCSE Combined Science: Grade 6,6
or GCSE Chemistry: Grade 6
GCSE Mathematics: Grade 5
GCSE English: Grade 4 (preferable)

For Physics

GCSE Combined Science: Grade 6,6
or GCSE Physics: Grade 6
GCSE Mathematics: Grade 5
GCSE English: Grade 4 (preferable)

Sociology

Grade Requirements:

GCSE English Language: Grade 5
or GCSE English Literature: Grade 5

Sport

Grade Requirements:

GCSE Science: Grade 5
GCSE English: Grade 5
BTEC Sport: Distinction

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