Harington School is a sixth form, A level only school, that opened in September 2015. Initially, students were housed in temporary accommodation until a new, purpose built school opened in November 2017. The main feeder schools are Catmose College and Uppingham Community College, with some students travelling from further afield. The majority of students are from Oakham, Uppingham, and the surrounding villages. A proportion of our students are from the farming community within Rutland.
The School is open to all students who satisfy the entry requirements for admission, including a minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language and/or Literature, where students need to meet subject based criteria in each subject they wish to take as an A level. This includes GCSE 7 or above to study Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology and GCSE 6 or above to study all other subjects. There are 17 different A level courses on offer at Harington School. There is an emphasis on facilitating subjects. Most students take 3 A levels with around 20% taking the EPQ.
There is a rigorous assessment regime, with assessment points throughout the 2 year course based on past examination questions. The end of year 12 examinations, where appropriate , used previous past papers and their corresponding grade boundaries. The grades attained in these examinations form the basis of our students UCAS predictions. Only Further Mathematics students sat the external AS examination in 2022.
The year 13 cohort has 168 students and it is estimated that 90% of the cohort will apply to University this academic year, with over 90% progressing to their first choice University (44% to Russell group Universities).