About Us

Students working in the Sixth Form cafe

The Sixth Form is a dynamic and exciting time of change for young people. At Millfield, we help our students make the most of the many opportunities on offer during these final two years before higher education, travel or work.

Nearly half our Sixth Form are new students from around the globe. This truly international community is an important feature of Millfield, allowing students to experience cultural diversity, learn from each other and forge lifelong friendships.

What else sets Millfield Sixth Form apart?

A personalised programme

We tailor learning to each individual’s needs and our Sixth Form team is always on hand to provide advice and support, both before students join Millfield and throughout their time with us. We offer an extensive range and breadth of courses and combinations in A level, Pre-U, BTEC/Level 3 and the Extended Project Qualification. We also offer vocational and sports qualifications such as the Leith’s Introduction to Confident Cooking. View our Academic courses.

Academic extension

Sixth Formers are supported in developing essential skills for independent study. These are consolidated by support lessons and workshops that develop independent study skills alongside exam preparation. We also welcome over 60 visiting lecturers each year, have developed the unique Brilliance Curriculum which connects concepts in different subjects together to aid understanding and host Brilliance Breakfasts. Participation in academic competitions and Olympiads is also encouraged. Our Lower Sixth study skills and research project, enhanced by our diverse debating programme prepares students for Upper Sixth study and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). We aim to develop skills in students beyond those needed simply for exam success.

A vibrant co-curricular programme

Students can choose from a vast range of sports and after-school activities, alongside further co-curriculum opportunities within Drama, Music and Dance. Our unique Millfield Brilliance Award programme (MBA) offers an abundance of opportunities to develop leadership skills.

Careers and higher education

We offer excellent mentoring and support to help students consider which careers might be for them and extensive support with higher education pathways. We also offer preparation for SAT exams, for which we are an exam centre, and applications for US universities, which are becoming increasingly popular.

Meet Head of Sixth Form, Edward James

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