Welcome to the

Sixth Form

EBS Sixth Form

The vast majority of students at EBS continue their education into Year 12 and Year 13. The school offers around 30 ‘A’ Level courses.

We warmly welcome into the Sixth Form at East Barnet School all students who have met the admissions criteria for their chosen course(s), who have a good record of attendance and punctuality, and are willing to work hard. We are confident that you will enjoy a quite different experience of school with new privileges and responsibilities, and will be given opportunities to develop into mature, well-educated adults, equipped to cope with higher education and employment.

Ms L. Carnegie-Gomez
Head of Sixth Form

Apply to the Sixth Form

For more information on the process and how to apply, please click below:

sixth form sutdents studying round a table

Open Evening

Sixth Form Open Evening is held in November and is an opportunity for prospective students of the Sixth Form – both internal and external – to find out more about the courses offered and entry requirements to the Sixth Form. The date of Open Evening 2022 will be:


The EBS Experience

Studying in the Sixth Form is a very different experience from the compulsory education that you have received so far. For a start, every student present has voluntarily chosen to remain at East Barnet or positively chosen to move into our Sixth Form from another school. The classes are smaller so that teachers can provide more personal support for each student, and the atmosphere in each class is very mature and exceptionally friendly.

Our aim is to help you select the best possible course for your future. All the courses are delivered by teachers who are experts in their field, and who have consistently managed to get the best out of their students. Our A Level results have consistently been amongst the best in the country for many years, and almost all Sixth Form students who wish to attend university are successful in securing a place.

Being in the Sixth Form gives you the responsibility which comes from being the most senior members of the school. Both the teachers and the students lower down the school see you as the leaders of the school community; the best leaders lead by example. We therefore expect your behaviour and attitude to reflect the fact that younger members of the school will copy your example. We will also provide some positive and exciting opportunities for Sixth Form students to demonstrate leadership skills throughout the school.

We are proud of what our Sixth Form has to offer and look forward to welcoming all those of you who are successful in securing a place.


L. Swaine, Headteacher

Examples of Universities our Former Students have Attended

Beyond the Classroom

Study Periods

You may have some study periods each week when there are no timetabled lessons. It is expected that you will use this time working constructively. The supervised Sixth Form study area and library offer excellent provision for independent study.


Independent Study

You must complete all work to the best of your ability and meet the deadlines set by your teachers. Further independent study, background reading, research, preparation work is essential if you are to achieve good grades and prepare yourself for higher education. Your teachers will indicate approximately how many additional hours of study you should do each week. In general terms, for each 60 minutes taught, students should spend at least the same amount of time on additional studies.

Enhancement Programme

This is a varied programme for Year 12 students aiming to add breadth to the curriculum. As an important part of the curriculum, attendance is compulsory. Within the programme students are offered a series of workshops, which is likely to include:

  • Interview Skills
  • Practical Cookery
  • Philosophy
  • Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Film Studies
  • Community Sports Leaders Award
  • Sporting Activities



There are opportunities for students to take part in a variety of school trips and visits including the ski trip, Social Sciences visit to New York, language trips, Science and Geography field trips.


You are expected to arrive punctually for all timetabled sessions including registrations, assembly, tutorial and mentoring. If you are ill or unable to attend for any other reason, you should telephone the school, before 9.00am and complete any work you have missed on your return. Holidays should not be taken during school time. Only in exceptional circumstances will permission to miss school days be given by the Headteacher. All requests for absence must be made in writing to the Headteacher.

Dress Code

The Sixth Form occupy a very special and privileged position at East Barnet School and their conduct in and around the building should always be of the highest example. While there is no formal uniform in the Sixth Form, we expect students to dress in a manner that is appropriate for the business of school and serious study; showing consideration to all members of the school community. Students should not wear clothing that may be offensive to others nor dress in a way which may be seen as provocative.

On certain occasions when Sixth Form students represent the school, more formal dress may be required.


Mobile Phones

Sixth Form students may use mobile phones outside the building, but phones must not be used indoors.

Year 12 Curriculum Evening Speeches

Sixth Form Study Area

We are keen to develop the independent learning skills of our Sixth Form students, and expect them to make full use of books and computer facilities which are in the Sixth Form Study area and Library.

The Sixth Form Study Area is located on the second floor and has group work tables, areas for independent study and computer benches if you wish to do IT work or word processing. Located within the Sixth Form Study Area in separate offices are various members of the Sixth Form Team.

Sixth Form Café

Sixth Form students are able to relax in the café which serves food and drinks and is open all day. This is an excellent facility and is also used by many members of staff. An example selection of what is available is listed below. Look out for seasonal changes and limited edition drinks!

Main Menu

Daily Special
Salad Meal Deal
Porridge & Savoury Pastries
Cookies/Cakes/Muffins/Cereal Bars


Smoked streaky bacon, mixed salad leaves and slices of juicy tomato with a touch of mayo

Chicken breast, smoked streaky bacon, mixed salad leaves and slices of tomatoes with a touch of mayo

Chicken breast, smoked streaky bacon, BBQ sauce and Mature Cheese

Garnished with mayo, red onion and mixed salad leaves

Garnished with sliced, juicy tomatoes

Garnished with shredded lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber

Simply delicious

Slices of chorizo, garnished with wild rocket leaves and chopped tomatoes

Filled with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, sliced red onions and cucumber

With mixed salad leaves and sliced tomatoes

Slices of pepperoni, salami,   Italian mozzarella, wild rocket and baby spinach leaves with fresh basil and sun dried tomatoes

Lountza, Greek Halloumi cheese, mixed salad leaves and garnished with tomatoes and cucumber

Filled with flat leaf parsley, spring onions and cucumber

Filled with shredded lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber


Chicken breast, avocado, sliced tomatoes and cucumber, fresh basil and baby spinach leaves, topped with mozzarella cheese

Moist slices of chicken, coated in Caesar dressing, garnished with wild rocket leaves, slices of crispy bacon and grated mozzarella cheese

Shredded roast duck smothered in Hoisin sauce, garnished with red onions, cucumber, baby spinach leaves and a touch of mayo

Chunks of chicken breast, sweet chilli dressing, mesclun salad leaves, cucumber and fresh coriander


Water (Plain/Sparkling)
Flavoured Water
Tea of Coffee
Hot Chocolate

Adults: Add VAT @ 20% to all food/drink prices
Duty meal includes small drink

Courses Available at EBS

For ‘A’ Level the curriculum is organised into five curriculum blocks. Students must choose ‘A’ Level courses within the framework of the option blocks (only one subject from each option column).

Appropriately qualified students should choose four subjects at ‘A’ Level.

In exceptional circumstances, appropriately qualified students will be given the opportunity to study five subjects to ‘A’ Level. Students who have only just met the entrance criteria may be allowed to choose three subjects.

Level 2 Vocational Business course taught partly at school and partly at Barnet / Southgate college. This course may lead to progression on to a Level 3 course at school or college the following year. It cannot be combined with an AS course.

Please note that the courses outlined are what we hope to offer. If there is insufficient interest expressed for a course, it may prove necessary to withdraw the course from the offer. In this instance, students will be given appropriate guidance.

The school offers around 30 ‘A’ Level courses plus additional qualifications are available in English, Maths and Physical Education and there is a varied Enhancement Programme. Our Business Studies Department provides Vocational Business courses at both Intermediate and Advanced Level. The extended project has been offered this year to further develop the skills and learning of a number of gifted and talented students.

chairs in the auditorium

Search for a Sixth Form Course

KS5 Curriculum Information Sixth Form Prospectus UCAS Booklet for Parents

Sixth Form Contact Info

Head of Sixth Form
L. Carnegie-Gomez

Deputy Head of Sixth Form
B. Pitts

Sixth Form Study Supervisor/Administrator
L. Miles

sixth form team

Sixth Form Admissions Email

Follow the Sixth Form:

2018/2019 Results

As the Secretary of State has not released performance measures for the 2019/2020 and 2020/201 year due to the situation with Covid-19, we will not be publishing our most recent exam results. However, results for 2018/2019 can be found below: 

A Levels (by subject)

Subject Total A* A B C D E U
Art 8 0 0 3 2 3 0 0
Biology 27 3 3 8 3 7 2 1
Business Studies 10 0 1 4 2 3 0 0
Chemistry 16 3 5 4 3 0 1 0
Computer Science 8 0 0 4 1 3 0 0
Drama & Theatre Studies 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 0
Economics 13 1 3 7 2 0 0 0
English Language 22 0 1 4 9 8 0 0
English Literature 15 3 2 6 3 1 0 0
Extended Project 11 4 6 1 0 0 0 0
French 5 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
Geography 8 0 4 2 2 0 0 0
History 27 4 7 11 5 0 0 0
Mathematics 40 9 10 5 6 4 5 1
Mathematics (Further) 6 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Music 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Music Technology 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Photography 28 4 5 8 6 4 1 0
Physical Education 8 0 1 0 1 2 3 1
Physics 8 0 0 3 1 0 4 0
Politics 21 3 5 4 8 1 0 0
Product Design 23 1 4 8 5 4 1 0
Psychology 42 5 7 11 15 4 0 0
Sociology 19 2 4 7 5 1 0 0
Spanish 8 2 2 1 2 1 0 0

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business

3 Distinction* Distinction
5 Distinction Distinction
2 Distinction Merit
2 Merit Merit

OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Business

4 Pass

Higher Education 2019

University Admissions

Anglia Ruskin University Interior Design
Bangor University Psychology
University of Bath Politics with Economics
University of Birmingham Ancient History
BIMM Songwriting
Bournemouth University Politics
Business Studies
University of Brighton Applied Psychology & Criminology
University of Bristol Biology
Bristol, University of West England Business & Management
Brunel University, London Business & Management (Placement Year)
Psychology (Sport, Health & Exercise)
Mathematics & Computing
Buckingham New University Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama Stage Management
City, University of London Sociology with Psychology
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Coventry University Digital Media
Social Work
De Montford University Mechanical Engineering
Durham University Sociology
University of East London Physiotherapy
University of Essex World Performance
Business Management (Foundation Year)
Sociology and Criminology
Accounting and Finance
Business Management
University of Glasgow Dentistry
Goldsmiths, University of London History
University of Greenwich Criminology & Criminal Justice (Extended)
Paramedic Science
University of Hertfordshire Geography
Business Studies
University of Hull Business Management (Foundation Year)
University of Kent Marketing
King’s College London Psychology (Professional Placement Year)
Kingston University Law (Professional Experience & Additional Year)
University of Law Law
Leeds Beckett University Science of Sport Performance
University of Leicester Aerospace Engineering (a Year in Industry)
University of Lincoln Architecture
University of Liverpool Law (Year Abroad)
Loughborough University Industrial Design & Technology
Computer Science & Mathematics
Sport & Exercise Science
Computer Science
Computer Science
Finance & Management
University of Manchester Economics & Politics
Middlesex University Computer Science
Film with Foundation Year
University of Northampton Business Studies (opt for 4-year sandwich)
University of Nottingham Electronic Engineering
Hispanic Studies & History
Veterinary Medicine
Ancient History & Archaeology
Hispanic Studies & History
Aerospace Engineering
Hispanic Studies & History
Nottingham Trent University Furniture & Product Design
Product Design
Architectural Technology
Psychology with Criminology
University of Oxford Medicine
English & Spanish
Pearson College London BA (Hons) Business Management & Entrepreneurship
Plymouth University International Business
University of Portsmouth Sport and Exercise Science
Queen Mary, University of London Business Management
University of Reading Geography (Physical)
French and Spanish
Spanish & International Relations
Royal Holloway, University of London English & Creative Writing
University of Sheffield History & Politics
University of Southampton Archaeology
Business Analytics
University of Surrey Accounting & Finance
Modern Languages (French & Spanish)
University of Sussex Accounting and Finance
Swansea University Medical Engineering
(with a Foundation Year)
UCFB Sports Psychology
University College London Physics
Biomedical Sciences
University of Warwick History
Accounting and Finance
History and Politics
Biomedical Science
History and Politics
Biomedical Science
University of York Chemistry
Biomedical Sciences
Economics and Finance


All Year 12 students will be timetabled for one period of leadership each week.  This could involve helping with departmental extra-curricular activities, assisting staff in lessons, developing links with neighbouring primary schools, staffing the welcome desk, or another external placement. This is a worthwhile experience for students in terms of their own personal development and is a valuable addition to their personal statement on their Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) forms.

Sixth Form Support

Tutorials & Mentoring
All students in Year 12 are placed in tutorial groups and meet with their Form Tutor regularly for individual mentoring.  The tutor group follows a programme designed to help them settle into their chosen courses in the Sixth Form. Tutors normally remain with their groups throughout the Sixth Form and will support students through their transition to further education in Year 13.


At the end of your time at EBS, not only will you join our prestigious alumni community, but we will also organise a Year 13 Prom to celebrate your time with friends and staff. We are proud of all the achievements of our students, and will always take an interest in future adventures!