We asked five of our sixth formers to say why they choose to come to the Sixth Form at Harris Garrard Academy and how it is benefitting their studies.
“I was here for GCSEs and thought I’d stay to have the chance of joining a good university. The Sixth Form here is small which is good because you can have lots of one-to-one conversations with the teachers.” Mandeep, Year 12
“I’ve been at this school since primary and I knew this community, so I wanted to continue here because I wanted to carry on doing well.” Betul, Year 12
“You know everyone on a one-to-one basis whereas in bigger sixth forms you might have over 100 people in one year and you won’t be able to know everyone individually.” Olamide, Year 12
“It’s good to have the personal touch like we have here, because you get to build a good relationship with your teachers which means they can give you the most effective help with your subjects. You have close bonds to other people.” Laura, Year 13
“I was new to the Sixth Form but I felt really welcome here. I love the communication between year 12 and year 13. It’s really strong.” Abi, Year 12