The Sixth Form at North London is one of the largest of any independent
girls school. It is a fun, vibrant and diversified community in which everyone
Every Sixth Form student takes responsibility for running a range of
societies and activities, including many sporting and musical events. They are
led by the Senior Committee (the "Big Six"), which comprises
six students who are elected by staff and pupil votes and by interview. The Big
Six liaise between the student body and senior staff and organise the Canons
Follies variety show and many other events.
There is a strong tradition in taking active part in service to the community
and fund-raising for charity. For example, teachers and Yr 12 pupils
have the opportunity each summer to visit and teach in the Flying Angels
School in Lusaka, Zambia. Please see the Extra Curricular Activities
section on the website for more details of what is on offer.
Academically, there is a choice between the A level programme (where some departments
offer the pre-U specification) and the IB Diploma, and a huge range of
lectures and subject-specific societies to attend. Academic enrichment courses
are run in Yrs 12 and 13 to help with preparation for university study in
students' chosen subjects. All students take part in inter-school research
projects and presentations with boys’ schools, such as Whitgift School and Eton
The pastoral care of students is of paramount importance and each
pupil works closely with her tutor as well as the Director of Sixth
Form (Mrs Helen Turner) and the Director of University Admissions (Mrs
Katherine Hedges) and their deputies. A great deal of preparation and support
for university entry and careers is provided, including a careers fair, UCAS
events, and individual interview experience.
Tutorial groups are a mixture of Yr 12 and Yr 13 girls, integrating
the year groups. Sixth form teaching in small groups is largely based in the picturesque
Old House, and two lively and comfortable Sixth form common rooms with computer
and catering facilities are also located here.
Sixth formers also have exclusive use of The Athenian Cafe in the
Performing Arts Centre where they can relax, look out on the wonderful view of
the lily pond and enjoy drinks, paninis, homemade soup and chocolate.
Highlights of Sixth Form life include Founder's Day which
celebrates the life of Frances Mary Buss who founded North London Collegiate in
her family home in 1850.
The farewell occasion for Yr 13 is Valedictory Day, to which families are invited. There
is a special service in the Hall and a drinks party on the terrace.
We welcome about twenty new sixth formers every year into Yr 12 from a
variety of other schools, bringing new perspectives and a particular vibrancy
into the senior year group. Each new girl is allocated a tutor group
"buddy" and a subject "buddy" to give her as much support
as possible, and is invited into school on several occasions before she officially
joins Yr 12.
For further information on Sixth Form life at North London, please
contact Mrs Helen Turner on firstname.lastname@example.org who will put you in
touch with a current Sixth Former.
For information on admission to the Sixth Form, please contact Miss
Linda Chambers on email@example.com.