Sixth Form Canonbury

Sixth Form Life

Our Sixth Form, a leafy retreat just minutes from Islington’s trendy Upper Street, bridges the gap between school and adulthood. The historic Tudor building lends itself to the mature environment in which students appreciate greater independence, whilst we continue to recognise and support your teen needs. As part of a small Sixth Form community, you will take greater responsibility for your learning but will find one-to-one support readily available across the curriculum, together with UCAS, university and careers guidance. From the later start time – scheduled around your adolescent brain development – to the Bring Your Own Device initiative, our unique and contemporary approach sets you apart as senior members of the School, preparing you for your next steps in life.

  • Supervised private study helps you to develop the independence and self-discipline required in higher education, whilst keeping you on track to achieve the best results possible at the end of Year 13.
  • Alongside one-to-one teaching advice, our ‘World of Work’ initiative provides students with a genuine insight into a vast range of careers. Each session, we welcome industry professionals to share their own experiences and answer any questions you may have, helping you to make informed decisions about your future.
  • From regular House competitions to the weekly Enrichment Programme, Sixth Form students have plenty of opportunity to develop beyond the academic and are encouraged to pursue leadership roles as well as extra-curricular interests, such as the popular DofE Award.
  • Further opportunities to debate, partake in drama and music events, join sports teams and support the local community grow your confidence, skillset and personal achievements.

A-Level Curriculum

We offer boys and girls an extensive range of A-Level courses at Sixth Form. In addition to our firm offering of Humanities, Sciences, Languages and the Arts, we will run new subjects each year given sufficient demand – part of our tailored approach to meeting our students’ needs.

Students typically study three A-Level subjects over a two-year syllabus, completed upon assessment at the end of Year 13. This allows for real depth of study as you learn to actually apply your knowledge and can develop a genuine passion for your subjects. Some particularly able students take four A-level courses but everyone has the opportunity to develop in wider areas of interest.

In addition to your A-Level subject choices, you will take the Extended Project Qualification: a standalone qualification, equal to an AS-level, that shows independent research skills and is highly valued by Russell Group universities.

You can choose from the following subject options*:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Maths
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish

*Courses may vary in availability each year depending on uptake.

Beyond the academic, there is a timetabled enrichment programme focused on developing skills and interests to enhance your university applications but, most importantly, your wellbeing and all-round Sixth Form experience. Each term, Sixth Form students have the opportunity to select a new enrichment activity – ranging from Astronomy to Italian – to which an afternoon of study is dedicated each week.

A-Level Results

Our results reflect the diverse strengths of our students as well as the extra support and exceptional teaching from which you can benefit in our close-knit Sixth Form.


Highlights from 2016


‘A’ in Chemistry


‘A’ in Maths & Further Maths


‘A’ in Art

Value Added

In 2016, we outperformed 79% of UK schools with our value added score: the number that represents the difference between a student’s predicated grades and their actual A-Level results. After joining North Bridge House Canonbury for Sixth Form, students see results a whole grade higher than expected – boosting that ‘B’ up to an ‘A’.

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Entry Requirements

To attend North Bridge House Sixth form you’ll need to have obtained a minimum requirement of 11 points across English and Maths, plus 3 B grades in any other subjects.

Sixth Form Mini Mag

Take a look inside our mini mag for advice on choosing everything from A-Level subjects and university courses to essential items for your school bag.

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