Thank you for your interest in Park High School’s sixth form.
Park High is a member of the Harrow Collegiate, a collaboration between all of the schools and colleges in Harrow that includes similarly-blocked timetables in order that students might be able to access the widest possible curriculum, not necessarily limited to the subjects available in the school they have attended.
Having said that, Park High’s sixth form curriculum offer is broad, so there will be plenty of choice for the vast majority of students who wish to study A Levels. Mathematics and Further Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology and English Literature are all very popular subjects with a great track record of success. You will find smaller classes in fifteen or so other subject areas but the same high levels of success. We have sent our students to some of the very best universities in the country to study a wide range of subjects. We have linguists, mathematicians and architects at Cambridge, medics at Oxford, dentists at Bristol, English Literature students and philosophers at Warwick, scientists and engineers of every kind at universities all across the country, and ex-Park High social scientists, lawyers and criminologists are widespread too. Whatever your area of intended study, we will have a success story for you. We even have ex-students studying for their degrees in the top universities in the US. The only limits to what you might achieve are those you construct for yourself!
Our mission is a simple one: to help our young people, every day, to be the best possible versions of themselves. In order to achieve that aim, we have a terrific enrichment programme with possibilities such as completing the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, community volunteering, mentoring and coaching programmes, and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which attracts increasingly large numbers of students each year, keen to pursue some independent study unconnected with their normal taught curriculum. This is great fun for both the student and their supervisor: one of the students I supervised, some three years ago, began her line of enquiry by telling me that she wanted to know more about the (then recently-discovered) Higgs Boson. By the time she completed her study, she had actually pivoted her thinking and had found super-symmetry to be far more interesting, so that was the subject of her final presentation and report. One can never tell where learning and a sense of curiosity might take you.
As I have stated above, Park High's Sixth Form is a member of the Harrow Collegiate, which includes all the schools and colleges in Harrow. You will receive a separate prospectus for the Collegiate which includes details of A level courses available beyond Park High, that can be studied by students who enrol here. The Collegiate prospectus also includes details of the wide range of courses, both vocational and academic, that are offered across the Collegiate.
Please contact Shaun Barrett, our Head of Sixth Form, or me, if you have any questions and we will be delighted to discuss any aspect of our Sixth Form provision with you.
With best wishes.
Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL
Mr Emlyn Lumley
0208 952 2803