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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:

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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 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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Sixth Form Admissions Email

Follow the Sixth Form:

Headline Figures

of students who wanted to go to University were placed
Took up their place
Went to Russell Group Universities
Went to 'Top 10' Universities
were placed at Oxbridge
out of 103 were placed at their firm (1st choice) University

2021/2022 Results

Below are the most recent results from 16 – 19 students studying at East Barnet School. 

A Levels (by subject)

Subject Total A* A B C D E U
Art 9 1 4 4        
Biology 28 1 3 3 10 5 5 1
Business Studies 13 3 3 4 2     1
Chemistry 18 1 1 5 7 2   2
Computer Science 10 1 4   1   3 1
Design & Technology 14 2 4 4 3 1    
Drama & Theatre Studies 15 7 3 2 3      
Economics 14 3 2 5 2 2    
English Language 15 1 2 4 2 5 1  
English Literature 16 2 6 4 3   1  
Geography 9   1 5 3      
German 6       3 1 2  
Government & Politics 10   2 2 3   2 1
History 30 5 9 13 3      
Mathematics 29 3 9 3 6 4 2 2
Mathematics (Further) 5 2     2 1    
Music 2 1   1        
Photography 18 3 4 2 5 4    
Physical Education 12   1 5 3 2 1  
Physics 14 1 3 3 4 2   1
Psychology 43 9 7 16 9 2    
Sociology 29 8 4 5 8 3   1
Spanish 6 3     3      
Extended Project 13 8 3 1 1      

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Extended Certificate in Business

Subject Entries D* D M C P F U
L3 Extended Certificate in Business 1         1    

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate in Business

Subject Entries D* D M C P F U
L3 Technical Certificate in Business 1     1        

Creative Digital Media Production Level 3

Subject Entries D* D M C P F U
L3 Creative Digital Media Production 15   3 8   3   1

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business

Subject Entries D*D* D*D DD DM MM MP PP
L3 Diploma in Business 10   1   4 5    


Higher Education 2022

University Admissions

Anglia Ruskin University Film and Media
Aston University Business Computing and IT
Bournemouth University Marketing
Marketing Communications with Advertising
Sport and Exercise Science
Brunel University Economics and Accounting
International Politics
City, University of London Business Management (Foundation)
Psychology with Criminology
Coventry University Social Work
Business Management
De Montfort University Interior Design
MPharm with Year Zero
Goldsmiths, University of London Computer Science
King’s College London Biomedical Engineering
Nursing with Registration as an Adult Nurse
Lancaster University Computer Science
Leeds Beckett University Sociology
Loughborough University Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying
Manchester Metropolitan University Filmmaking
Graphic Design
Middlesex University Nursing (Adult)
Newcastle University Civil & Structural Engineering
Nottingham Trent University Business Management and Marketing
Fashion Communication and Promotion
Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management
Oxford Brookes University Nursing (Children’s)
Queen Mary University of London Mathematics with Foundation
Solent University Football Studies
Staffordshire University Cartoon and Comic Arts
St. Mary’s University Primary Education with QTS
Swansea University Civil Engineering (year in industry)
Sport & Exercise Science (year abroad)
The University of Edinburgh Animation
The University of Liverpool International Business (year in industry)
The University of Manchester Computer Science
The University of Warwick English Literature and Creative Writing
Politics and Sociology
University College Birmingham Physiotherapy
Sports and Exercise Therapy
University of Bath Economics
Pharmacology (with placement)
University of Brighton Geography
Dentistry – BDS entry
BA History (study abroad)
Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Chichester Vocal Performance
University of East London Fashion Marketing
University of Essex Psychology
University of Greenwich Architecture
University of Hertfordshire 2D Digital Animation
3D Games Art and Design
Business and Finance
Film and Television (Production)
International Tourism Management
Primary Education
Sports Coaching
University of Leeds Environment and Business
University of Northampton Psychology
University of Nottingham Ancient History and Archaeology
Finance, Accounting & Management (placement)
Geography with Business
Physics (year in industry)
Product Design & Manufacture (industrial year)
University of Oxford Law
Spanish and Linguistics
University of Reading Environmental Science
Psychology and Language Sciences
Real Estate (Urban Planning & Development)
University of Roehampton Creative and Professional
University of Sheffield Mechanical Engineering (year in industry)
University of Strathclyde Economics & Mathematics and Statistics
University of Surrey Criminology and Sociology
Veterinary Biosciences
University of Sussex History and Sociology
History and International Relations
Marketing and Management
Marketing and Management with Psychology
Philosophy and English
Social Sciences (with foundation year)
University of West London Forensic Science (with Foundation Year)
University of Westminster Accounting and Business Management
Business Management
Real Estate
Real Estate
Politics and International Relations
Psychology and Criminology
University of Winchester Sociology
University of the Arts London Costume for Theatre and Screen
University of the West of England Automotive Engineering Fashion Communication Interior Design
Sociology with Psychology


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.

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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!