An Ethos of Scholarship
At Harris Westminster we aim to develop young people who are scholarly in attitude and ambition and who love learning. Our aim is to nurture a community of scholars.
For us, scholarship is an attitude of mind but also an approach to thinking, to study and to reading which is:
Students study a wide range of subjects (concentrating on the “facilitating subjects” valued by the most competitive universities) which lead to A-level, International A-level and Cambridge Pre-U examinations. Classes are taught by skilled and enthusiastic subject specialists who share a love of their subject and an ability to make sure that students are stretched and inspired in order to fulfil their high academic potential.
Learning is not limited to academic pursuits and students are encouraged to develop physical as well as mental fitness. On Thursday afternoons all students have the opportunity to play sports. We use a number of different excellent sporting facilities across London and students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of individual and team sports. There are also two options for students who opt to stay in Westminster: debating society and bridge club meet and train during this time.
Harris Westminster Sixth Form is focused on turning out rounded and responsible individuals ready to study in the top universities in the UK and abroad and ready to make their contributions to society.
Teaching is provided by subject specialists who encourage students to think, question and argue in a way that genuinely stretches their minds. The curriculum is examined by A-levels, International A-levels and Cambridge Pre-U qualifications that prepare students for entry to the best university courses worldwide.
Students are encouraged to attend our weekly Lab lecture delivered by celebrated individuals from walks of life including academia, law, politics, the arts and journalism and to make the most of our central London venue. Throughout their two years at HWSF, students will be exposed to an array of cultural influences like these lectures.
There is so much more to preparing for university and the world beyond than is contained within even the most inspiring examination classes (although these are clearly vital and form the backbone of the students’ timetables and, indeed, of the school). With the cultural references and social and ethical confidence developed in their time at Harris Westminster Sixth Form, we are confident that students will be prepared for happy lives and fulfilling futures.