Highfield has a successful, structured and vibrant Sixth Form. It operates in an appropriate and supportive manner reflecting the age and requirements of the students who are preparing for higher education and/or the world of work.
The Key stage 5 curriculum is a broad balanced curriculum giving students opportunities to develop their interests, knowledge and skills through studying 3 or 4 A Levels. To follow an A Level programme students need to achieve a minimum average GCSE point score of 4. To study Maths, English or Science the student needs a 6 in that subject and also if they wish to pursue Psychology at A Level, a 6 in English is required. Sixth Formers follow a two-year A Level course which could lead to university or college entrance, specialist training, apprenticeship or a job.