Welcome to the Sixth Form

A word from Alasdair MacPherson, Head of Sixth Form

The Sixth Form is the largest part of our school, with over 400 students currently in our vibrant community. We welcome Year 11s from our Years 7-11 site and The International School, and approximately two thirds of our Lower Sixth are new students from across the UK and around the world each year. With 35 A-Level subjects available, a substantial academic enrichment programme, and proactive pastoral care, an education at d’Overbroeck’s is an extraordinary preparation for life.

Despite the number of students here, we are committed to the development of each one, and we have a close-knit community that is friendly, cheerful, and inspiring. Our approach is designed to help our students create a path to academic success with their individuality in mind, while also helping them to develop the personal qualities that will make a difference through the lives they live.

A d’Overbroeck’s education enables students to grow into self-reflective young people, who are confident, emotionally resilient, and independent thinkers.

Why choose d'Overbroeck's Sixth Form?

The Sixth Form is the largest of our sites and effectively prepares students for university and beyond. At the Sixth Form, 35 A-Level subjects are currently on offer, plus a comprehensive academic enrichment programme to stretch our students beyond the standard curriculum. The broad range of academic subjects that students can access makes d’Overbroeck’s an ideal place for bright, ambitious students to achieve their full potential academically, but also a place they can thrive outside of the standard curriculum. We offer a range of co-curricular activities for students to get involved in across drama, music, and sport, and an extensive list of clubs and activities.

Additionally, we offer a packed programme of trips, excursions, and regular social events. Many students at the Sixth Form choose to do an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) as part of their academic enrichment activities. The majority of students go on to university, and we have an excellent record of success with entry to Oxford and Cambridge, Russell Group, and international institutions, as well as prestigious medical, law, veterinary and art schools. We offer significant Higher Education and Careers support including application writing advice and interview practice. We work with each individual student to help them meet their potential. Our Sixth Form develops students to have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge; who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically; and who excel in traditional academic subjects.

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“It (d’Overbroeck’s) is one of the best decisions I ever made. It supports students and helps them to grow as people. It encourages individualism and prepares you for university effectively.” 

2022 Student Survey feedback

Great subject choice and teacher support, as well as plenty of opportunities to explore life and your interests regarding school. 

2022 Student Survey feedback

“The school is small and comfortable, the teachers are very kind and genuinely want to see us improve.” 

2022 Student Survey feedback

“The classes are a great size and the teaching is very effective, which I think is partly to do with each student getting more attention from each teacher. I would also say it is a very supportive school.”

2022 Student Survey feedback

Boarding in the Sixth Form

We have a number of options available to students who want to board with us in the Sixth Form. We have both full-time and weekly boarding options, as well as the option to stay in a host family if preferred. All our boarding houses are located in Oxford and have a full-time house parent there to provide support for all our boarders.

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Oxford Union memberships

We are delighted to be affiliated with the Oxford Union, a debating society in the heart of Oxford. The Oxford Union has a tradition of hosting some of the world’s most prominent individuals across politics, academia and popular culture. If you are a Sixth Form student at d’Overbroeck’s, you are able to purchase a short-term membership to the Oxford Union of one, two, or three terms. With a membership you will be able to attend events on the Oxford Union’s term card, and have access to their facilities. To purchase a membership or find out more, please visit the link below.

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It’s all in the numbers

We pride ourselves on offering all our Sixth Form students a diverse educational experience that will help them become true global citizens. Our student body includes over 50 nationalities and half our students are boarders. We also offer a wide range of A-Level subjects which means our students have a varied range of interests, talents and skills to bring to the d’Overbroeck’s community.

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A-Level subjects offered
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Good luck to Bobby, one of the d'Overbroeck's Tennis Academy players, who has been selected to represent the Oxfordshire Men's County team this weekend in Nottingham. At only 16 years old this is a great achievement, as the team comprises the top 9 players in the county. 🎾
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Good luck to Bobby, one of our Tennis Academy players, selected to represent the Oxfordshire Men's County team this weekend in Nottingham. At only 16 this is a great achievement, as one of the top 9 players in the county. 🎾

Great work Bobby! ✨
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Every year a large number of students join us in the Sixth Form. Here's our Head of Sixth Form, Alasdair, explaining why!😃

✅ Wide range of A-Level subjects
✅ Study any A-Level combination
✅ Small #classes
✅ Excellent #teaching
✅ Warm & welcoming ...environment

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Every year a large number of students choose to join us in the Sixth Form. Listen to this clip of our Head of Sixth Form, Alasdair, explaining why! 😃

✅ Wide range of A-Level subjects
✅ Study any A-Level combination
✅ Small classes
✅ Excellent teaching
✅ Warm ...& welcoming environment

#atdoverbroecks #studywithus #OxfordSchools #education #learning #UKindependentschools #UKeducation #secondaryschool #sixthform #NordAngliaEducation #InternationalStudents #InternationalSchool #InternationalEducation #InternationalTeachers #GlobalEducation

Our brave students at The International School had a go at rock climbing on a recent trip to Clip 'n' Climb! For some, it was their first time trying rock climbing. 😮
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Our brave students at The International School had a go at rock climbing on a recent trip to Clip 'n' Climb! For some, it was their first time trying rock climbing. 😮

@NordAngliaEducation @redkitedays @muddystillettos @UKboardingschools @BSAboarding

#atdoverbroecks ...#studywithus #OxfordSchools #education #learning #UKindependentschools #UKeducation #secondaryschool #sixthform #NordAngliaEducation #InternationalStudents #InternationalSchool #InternationalEducation #InternationalTeachers #GlobalEducation

Today we held a 2-minute silence at 11am across the school to honour those affected by the two world wars & other conflicts. Here is more information about the famous Poppy Appeal from the Royal British Legion: ...https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/about-remembrance/the-poppy

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Today we held a 2-minute silence at 11am across the school to honour those affected by the two world wars & other conflicts. Here is more information about the famous Poppy Appeal from the Royal British Legion: ...https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/about-remembrance/the-poppy

#remembranceday #armisticeday #veteransday