You will be stretched at 6th Form!  You will discover talents you thought you never had!  Staff will share in your excitement and enthusiasm.

We will expect you to study independently but we will help you develop the skills to do this through a 'learning to learn' programme.  You will need to study for about three hours after school either in your own room or in our library or computer rooms which are open until 9 p.m. during the week.  These study skills will prepare you for studying at a higher level either at University or College.

'I've been here for two and a half years and it's the best thing I ever did.  I feel more confident and happier - I only wish I'd come here in Year 7.' (A past 6th Former).

Curriculum options

All our courses fit into the national framework of qualifications and most attract UCAS tariff points.  You may already know what you want to study at 6th Form.  If so, then you can find links to each subject below. 

(Advanced Subsidiary & Advanced Level)

Students will normally take three Advanced Courses and a qualification in Key Skills.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Equivalent to one full A level, awarded at the end of Year 13. Can be combined with AS/A2 level. 

The current offer at L3 is the BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching. However, our aim is to run vocational courses that match the needs and interests of the cohort. The NCFE L2 Sports Coaching and the BTEC L3 National Extended Certificate in Sport reflect the options available. Parents will always be advised of any change.

Technical Courses

A wide variety of technical courses are delivered at Mary Hare and designed around your individual needs including:

Entry requirements are dependent on the level and type of course you wish to study. Assessment is normally continuous instead of by examination.