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Freedom and flexibility will help to maximise your Comberton Sixth Form experience





Comberton Sixth Form is a high-performing, firmly established sixth form with a strong track record of both academic excellence and student progress.

Studying graphics at Comberton Sixth Form. Picture: Comberton Sixth Form
Studying graphics at Comberton Sixth Form. Picture: Comberton Sixth Form

With around 500 students from 25 schools, both national and international, the sixth form has a vibrant atmosphere with a wealth of opportunities, while at the same time being small enough to ensure our students are all known and treated as individuals. We can help you achieve the highest possible academic outcomes through a combination of outstanding teaching and the close support needed to thrive in a more independent environment.

Studying Mandarin at Comberton Sixth Form. Picture: Comberton Sixth Form
Studying Mandarin at Comberton Sixth Form. Picture: Comberton Sixth Form

Our students follow individualised study programmes that aim to ensure academic stretch and challenge alongside the development of the key skills vital for your success and next steps in education, employment or further training.

On average, 85 per cent of our students will leave Comberton to start a course at university, with more than a third of university applicants going to Russell Group universities, including Oxbridge. In addition, many students have also been offered places on highly sought-after school leaver programmes and apprenticeship schemes.

Studying maths at Comberton Sixth Form. Picture: Comberton Sixth Form
Studying maths at Comberton Sixth Form. Picture: Comberton Sixth Form

At Comberton we want to give you the freedom and flexibility to build a programme of study that reflects your priorities and ensures that you maximise your sixth form experience, which includes allowing students to take a fourth A-Level with us, something that can be hugely helpful when trying to confirm your options. Many students take up the option to start a four A-Level programme of study, which then allows subject decisions to be finalised based on experiencing lessons for a period of time. For additional academic extension, students may wish to complete the Cambridge International Project Qualification (IPQ) to enhance their critical thinking and research skills and support university entrance assessments (such as Oxbridge).

Studying physics at Comberton Sixth Form. Picture: Comberton Sixth Form
Studying physics at Comberton Sixth Form. Picture: Comberton Sixth Form

There is also the option for all students to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or Level 3 core maths. If you chose to join us, we will discuss the different options with you during an informal guidance meeting to ensure you have the right combination of qualification to help you succeed both while at the sixth form and beyond.

Our students also enjoy an extensive range of additional opportunities beyond the classroom, to help develop other skills that will benefit them in the future. These include numerous enrichment and social opportunities alongside subject trips, both international and UK based. The Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, ski trip and organised university visits are hugely popular. This year we look forward to re-launching our bi-annual visit to Costa Rica to enhance the geography and biology A-level curriculum.

Studying Spanish at Comberton Sixth Form. Picture: Comberton Sixth Form
Studying Spanish at Comberton Sixth Form. Picture: Comberton Sixth Form

We believe we provide outstanding post-16 education in an environment where high standards of teaching, learning and academic progress are assured, while at the same time enabling students to learn the skills needed to be independent. Comberton Sixth Form is a member of the Cam Academy Trust, with a trust-wide commitment to excellence for all.

To find out more, we recommend visiting us on our open evening on Wednesday, June 21, at 6-8.30pm (our website provides more details – see combertonsixthform.org along with @Combertonsf on Twitter).



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