Millfield provides a broad and balanced education which not only prepares students for public examinations but also gives them the confidence to achieve success throughout their adult lives. We believe that education should open doors.

Millfield offers an exceptionally wide range of courses which underpin the school's curriculum whilst still allowing students' programmes to be tailored to individual needs. Alongside 27 A level subjects, we also offer an exciting range of vocational courses including five BTECs and Leith’s Introduction to Confident Cooking.

The newly launched and innovative Brilliance Curriculum is inspirational in nature, aspirational in scope and carefully planned. Teachers have considered the core concepts of their subject to form cross-curricular links between topics to aid greater understanding. For example, the teaching of the importance of water purification in Geography is followed by the teaching of different mechanisms for water purification in Chemistry, with teachers from each department explicitly referring to this cross curricular link. Core concepts in all subjects are used as the catalyst for personal discovery rather than where knowledge and ambition are hampered by exam specifications.

Students are taught in small sets, made possible by our high staff to student ratio. 

GCSE Maths and English must be studied by students yet to achieve a Grade 4 (C) or equivalent in these subjects.

Lessons in the Learning Support Centre (LSC), English as an Additional Language (EAL) and preparation for university applications in English (IELTS) are also offered across the academic timetable. 

Millfield Brilliance Curriculum

Biology dissection class at Millfield


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BTEC sport lesson at Millfield in Somerset

Enrichment and Support

Learn about academic enrichment opportunities and our Learning Support Centre

Academic Video

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Millfield students celebrate A level results day


View what grades Millfield students achieved at GCSE and A level