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Applications close 16th January 2020


A welcome from Dr Suzanne Lienert, Head of the Mossbourne Sixth Form
I am exceptionally proud to lead one of the most successful, innovative and dynamic sixth form provisions in London. I lead a team of exceptional staff who are experts on the students in their care, including those who have attended Mossbourne Community Academy and, most importantly, those who are new to us and entrust us with the most important two years of their academic life, so far.
One may ask what else is it that makes the Mossbourne Sixth Form stand out from other sixth form provision. It is the consistent rigour that young adults experience every, term, every day and every lesson which leads to outstanding results, year on year. Our alumni secure places at exceptionally demanding universities, year on year. We enable young adults to embark on the next stage of their journey to become medics, dentists, engineers, vets, for example, year on year.  Dedicated staff are in post to tutor and advise students with an interest in the challenging fields of medicine and the STEM subjects.
We pride ourselves in our ability to understand the needs of every young adult in our care. We recognise the unique strengths and aspirations of all students. We foster both independence and the critical thinking skills which can support young adults realise aspirations which may include obtaining places at Oxbridge, one of the Russell Group Universities or at an international university.
At the Mossbourne Sixth Form young adults are regularly exposed to experts from a variety of fields, including universities, industries, politics and the media. Learning goes beyond the classroom and opportunity and confidence is fostered via enrichment programmes, links to industry and the arts. The Mossbourne Sixth Form students have unique access to the Mossbourne Rowing Academy, alumni of which have elected to study in the United States of America in previous years.  Staff deliver the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which ensures our students stand out amongst the raft of university applicants year on year.  Our Careers Advice and Guidance and our Early Applicants Programme are strengths and areas which are taken very seriously at the Mossbourne Sixth Form. Support is given by discrete teams of experienced tutors who guide and advise young adults through the UCAS programme.
I would like to extend the warmest of welcomes, wish you the very best of luck in your approaching public exams, and hope to meet you personally during the course of the enrolment programme for the next academic year.
Dr Suzanne Lienert, Head of the Mossbourne Sixth Form



Subject Information

Our aim is that all students reach their further education aspirations and consequential career goals and, as such, the Mossbourne Sixth Form offers a range of highly regarded A Level subjects. Students studying at the Mossbourne Sixth Form will select three A Level subjects to study over two years. In exceptional cases, students may consider studying a fourth subject. The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), a qualification highly valued by top universities, is offered as an additional qualification for students to apply for this once they have enrolled in Year 12.

Mossbourne Sixth Form students will have proven their academic mettle by attaining a minimum of 7  4-9 Grades including English and Maths, however, individual subjects will have specific minimum entry criteria.

 When investigating your selection of the subject choices and combinations we advise that you carefully read the A Level Subject Guide,  below,  and consider the following questions:

  • What am I passionate about and what am I good at?
  • What subject combinations will facilitate my future aspirations?
  • What are the minimum grade requirements for the courses I want to follow?
  • How is the course assessed?
  • Do you need to have studied the subject at GCSE?


A Level Subject Guide


A Level Subjects 
Business StudiesMathematics
ClassicsPhilosophy & Ethics
Drama & Theatre StudiesPhysics
English LiteratureSociology
Further MathsTextiles
GeographyExtended Project Qualification (EPQ)


Application Timeline 


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Admission Arrangements


A Level Results

Enormous congratulations to the Mossbourne Sixth Form Class of 2019 for achieving an outstanding set of A level results.

Year on year, Mossbourne Sixth Form students prove that dedication, hard work and ambition ensure brilliant futures.


Mossbourne Sixth Form 2019 Successes

33%  A*– A grades

81% A*– C grades

39%  of all grades in Mathematics were A*- A


38% of all grades in Physics were A*- A

39% of all grades in History were A*- A

49% of all grades in English Literature were A*- A

26% of students achieved at least 1 grade A*

Thirteen students gained places at Cambridge or Oxford University

Six students gained places to study Medicine and 1 will study Veterinary Medicine


Mossbourne Sixth Form Alumni

A total of 51 Mossbourne Sixth Form Alumni have studied at Oxbridge since 2014

29 students have left to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine since 2014

The outstanding successes of our students was made possible with the continued and relentless support, care and guidance of parents and staff.



Enrichment Programme

Our staff at the Clivebourne Sixth Form firmly believe that the opportunity to development of cultural and personal interests support your university applications is an important part  for your journey to your chosen pathway. As such, a varied and exciting Enrichment Programme is offered that will support you in becoming articulate, confident young adults with experience outside of the classroom.

We want our students to love learning and wholly encourage participation in extra-curricular activities, including from a vast array of Sports, including the Mossbourne Rowing Academy, Chess Club, Film Club, The Debating Society, The Medical Society or yoga and rock climbing. This list is extensive but not final.

Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to our Enrichment Programme. Every Wednesday, from lunch time, Year 12 students are ‘off timetable’ to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities. An example of the programme of activities you may like to opt into can be found here: Enrichment Booket 2016-2017 


Guest Speakers

Our Year 12 students are extremely lucky to have access to, and personally meet,  a variety of highly acclaimed professionals who come into the Clivebourne Sixth Form, weekly. Our guests deliver university style lectures and give Year 12 students the opportunity to question and probe them about the choices they made to enter into their chosen fields and the minutiae and realities of their careers. Past guests have included Matthew Barzun, the U.S Ambassador to the UK,  acclaimed BBC Newsreader George Alagiah, Edward Griffiths the Former South African Rugby Coach and anaesthetist Helgi Johanason.


Our Sixth Form Students bouldering at Castle Climbing Centre

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Our Sixth Form Students playing Bingo and bringing joy to the elderly at St Anne’s Care Home

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Higher Education and Careers

Your progression into Key Stage 5 is a notable achievement. Your growth from a teenager into a young adult goes beyond academic achievements and because of this the Clivebourne Sixth Form places great emphasis on the importance of your development into an articulate and confident member of society with outstanding academic qualifications.  Making important decisions about your future is an important part of sixth form life.  At the Clivebourne Sixth Form, we have a unique and specialised Higher Education and Careers Team whose sole responsibility is to support you in developing the skills you will need to take you both to university and beyond.

The decision regarding what you want to study, and the university at which you elect to study, is a potentially life changing  decision. At the Clivebourne Sixth Form, we guide and support you  through this decision-making process. We encourage you to think about your strengths and interests throughout Year 12 and aim to broaden your horizons through weekly taster lectures, careers talks and university visits. We have a full time specialized Higher Education and Careers Tutor who has developed  successful partnerships with a vast range of universities. Our Higher Education and Careers Tutor has an exceptional understanding of the demands of the vast array of different courses on offer at the country’s universities and will be able to guide you to make the right choices.



Our experienced and knowledgeable UCAS Tutors, Senior Tutors and your Head of Year will always be available to support you when applying to university. Your tutors will get to know you very well throughout your time at the Clivebourne Sixth Form and will be best placed to write your reference; our dedicated Sixth Form Team ensure that 97% of our students reach their desired destinations.

Career Networking and Employability

Students at the Clivebourne Sixth Form are not only given bespoke and personalised UCAS programmes but also have the opportunity to access a wide range of events and participate in an extensive selection of work-based insight days and high quality mentoring from major international companies.


For example:

King’s College London:  Clivebourne Sixth Form students are supported in their applications to the  ‘K+ Scheme’; year on year, a significant number of our students are successful and gain a place on the scheme. Students  take part in  a two year programme of events and workshops created to help sixth formers reach their potential and prepare for university life.   – testimonials from Neetu Singh and BJ Oshun

University of York: Each year, talented Clivebourne Sixth Form students take part in the NEXT STEP YORK programme. This programme includes a series of activities designed to help students interested in a career in medicine, or STEM, reach their full academic potential. NEXT STEP YORK and includes a residential summer school which many of our students have benefitted from.

Norton Rose Fulbright  and BNY Mellon: The Cliveborne Sixth Form’s longstanding and robust relationship with one of the square mile’s most famous law firms has resulted in a significant number of our alumni securing work experience placements and in some cases, following graduation offers of  employment.

Mentoring with Schroder’s Globalthe Clivebourne Sixth Form has forged strong links with Shroeders Global through a developed and effective mentoring programme. Schroders plc is a British multinational asset management company, founded in 1804. The company employs over 4,100 people worldwide across 41 offices in 27 different countries around Europe, America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Grocers’ Company: The Grocers Company has a vested interest in Clivebourne Sixth Form students; our site was formerly the site of the Grocers’ Company School. Our students are regularly invited to networking events in central London at which they have an opportunity to mix with a vast range of professionals from a vast array of fields. Members of the Grocers’ Company have given our students opportunities that would never have been otherwise available, for example, invitations to the Lord Mayor’s Presentation Dinner, a black tie event.


We offer a comprehensive Oxbridge Programme in the Sixth Form to support students through the Oxbridge application process. We have strong links with Wadham College, Oxford and Clare College, Cambridge, and as such we are able to offer a number of different opportunities for students who aspire to study at Oxford or Cambridge University. The Oxbridge Programme includes visits to the universities, academic taster days, and interview masterclasses.

 Applying to Oxford or Cambridge is a challenging but exciting process for students. We have a designated Oxbridge Senior Tutor who will encourage your intellectual curiosity and support students to develop critical thinking and academic debating skills. To broaden students’ intellectual horizons the Oxbridge Senior Tutor meets with potential candidates every week and oversees sessions that may include talks from industry experts, film screenings and cultural visits.

Potential applicants are invited to our “Early Applicant Day”, where masterclasses covering the admission process is delivered; students are supported in crafting a personal statement on the day. Each student receives personalised feedback about their personal statement from an Oxbridge graduate and the day concludes with a mock interview.

In the Autumn Term of Year 13, the focus moves to the completion of personal statements,  preparation for interviews and admission test guidance. Mock interviews are held with subject experts from the Oxbridge alumni.

 Year after year we are very proud of our students who progress to Oxbridge and look forward to welcoming a new cohort of students who will follow in their footsteps.


What do our students say?

“The Sixth Form has offered me incredible support in applying to Cambridge. The Senior Tutors have been extremely helpful and have always been there to answer questions and offer guidance.” Meg Grant – Applying to study Classics at Oxford


“One-to-one guidance on my personal statement and application to study at Oxford has been extremely useful throughout the Sixth Form. Support is always on hand!” – Rosa Lee Hughes – applying to study Psychology at Oxford


“The Sixth Form’s Oxbridge Support Team work endlessly to aid students with the challenging application process. The trips and Early Applicant Day were extremely useful and I appreciated the personalised feedback on my personal statement.” Jayden Okoruwa – applying to study History at Oxford


“The tutors ensured that the application process was an authentic one, always encouraging us to do what we love. I’ve developed a personal statement that I am proud of and is reflective of me.” Charlotte Gamble – applying to study History at Cambridge.

Medical Bursary

At the Clivebourne Sixth Form, students are enabled to achieve their dream of becoming a doctor or dentist. We offer the unique opportunity to participate in an innovative and groundbreaking Medical Bursary Programme.

We will invest extra funds to further enhance the learning environment for high-achieving students that are aiming to become healthcare professionals.  Students will be able to participate in simulated operations, discuss the ethics of medical intervention, and gain work-based skills that will help them access medical school.

The Medical Bursary Programme will equip students with skills and experiences and build up their ability to tackle the intensive application tests and interviews that face would-be medical students. The scheme is groundbreaking in the state sector and far exceeds the help that many private schools offer to their students.

To be admitted onto the medical bursary programme, students must have a GCSE average point score of 7 or above, including science.  To apply, go to the Clivebourne Sixth Form enrolment and ensure you click on the box “Apply for Medicine Bursary Programme”.  You will need to supply a statement supporting your application to join the programme.  Candidates will be contacted for interview at a later date.

Click here to view the brochure

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