Merchant Taylors’ is proud of its reputation for high academic attainment and we provide an excellent academic experience for our Sixth Form girls and boys.
Our teachers have expert subject knowledge and a genuine desire to support each student in broadening their learning and achieving their full potential. Their dedication promotes strong relationships with the students and, in turn, this sets a tone conducive to deep learning.
A Level study is a rigorous, challenging and fulfilling practice. Our students achieve outstanding A Level results; invariably, more than two thirds of all grades are consistently A*-B, almost 40% of grades are A* or A and students make progress significantly in excess of national norms.
Students excel in academic competitions such as the Oxford Physics Challenge, and Biology and Chemistry Olympiads. The Extended Project Qualification enhances independent learning and promotes academic enquiry. Taken alongside three A Levels, the EPQ provides invaluable preparation for university life in the disciplines and understanding of the process of academic research that it provides.
While most subjects are taught either at the Girls’ School or Boys’ School respectively, some subjects are taught in a co-educational setting and boys and girls also mix within exciting extra-curricular activities. A wide portfolio of activities and social events develop leadership, social and personal skills. Performances in music and drama, as well as the European Youth Parliament and Debating Societies give opportunities for girls and boys to extend their intellectual horizons.
The Combined Cadet Force and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme also provide girls and boys with opportunities for self-development. Significant numbers of students achieve the coveted Gold DoE Award before they leave us.