Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

Joining the Borlase 6th Form

Welcome to the Sixth Form at Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School. With just over 400 students, our Sixth Form is very popular and has a distinctive, vibrant learning environment.  Almost all our Year 11 students choose to stay at Borlase and about 90 new students join us in Year 12 from across Buckinghamshire and beyond. Everyone benefits from meeting new people and learning alongside other positive, aspirational and enthusiastic students.  Our highly-qualified and passionate teachers are all specialists in their field who enjoy inspiring Sixth Form learners who have chosen to study their subjects to A Level.  All our  students are encouraged to read widely and research independently as well as contribute fully to class-based learning.  They are supported in making the transition to Sixth Form with advice and guidance on how to use independent study time effectively for consolidation and extension learning. 

A culture of academic aspiration

Most students study three A Levels, with an Extended Project and/or a Gold Crest Award. Further Maths students take this subject as a 4th A Level.  A small number of students take an AS in an MFL or in Dance or Art.  As so many of our students are aiming to access competitive universities in the UK and beyond, conservatoires or funded traineeships, we are very aware that they will be made offers based on three subjects; we work with them to ensure they achieve the best three grades possible.  The Academic Study pages in this section of the website, as well as the specific department information pages all contain lots more information about what it is like to study at Borlase. 

Shape the Future

All Sixth Form students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the wider opportunities at school in order to develop the skills and experience that empower them for life beyond Borlase.  We aim to instil in them the confidence and self-belief to go on and shape the future in their chosen fields and as young adults.

To find out more, please look through these webpages as well as reviewing our prospectus which is attached below or available here as a 'page turn' document.  This prospectus provides the most complete picture of the 6th form experience and the application process.