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Why HSC?

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HSC is a college where anyone with a passion to succeed will do, and yes this includes young men too. We may be associated with Hornsey School for Girls, but as you will see from the interview below we are equipped to boys too.

There are many reasons to join – academic rigour, scholarship programme, partnerships with industry leaders – the list is endless, but don’t just take our word for it. Below are interviews with the people who know us best: our staff and students, and don’t miss out on details of what life is like at HSC.

Mixed Ambition - HSC is a mixed Sixth Form!

Hornsey Sixth Form shares its campus with Hornsey School for Girls, and some assume that it would be a single sex Sixth Form... but when you enter the sixth form block, you see that this is not the case and there is a lot on offer for boys here at HSC.

We asked a group of boys in the sixth form block - Why HSC?

So the obvious question, why Hornsey Sixth Form?

“The results, basically. Plus, I knew people who had attended and they had had a good time here.”

“I agree with the results but also it’s in a prime location.”

What can students expect if they come here?

“Lots of support from teachers. It’s also really welcoming.”

“Welcoming and support sums it up. It honestly doesn’t feel different to being in another mixed sixth form, the ratio’s a bit off, but I was at Shoreditch sixth form last year and it doesn’t feel different even though there are fewer boys.”

What do you like best about Hornsey Sixth Form?

“One word – support.”

“Community between teachers and students, lots of trips, and yeah – support.”

“There are lots of opportunities to get involved with.”

What type of opportunities have you guys been involved in?

“Policy league run by The Economist, senior prefect team as Sports Captain, Middlesex Uni, Houses of Parliament, Business master class……….”

It sounds like an interesting year. I’m curious about this statement I’ve seen everywhere - Hornsey Sixth Form, give yourself the Edge, what’s that all about?

“It’s about making sure we have the edge over other students applying to uni, apprenticeships, jobs etc. You have to be able to compete.”

“Its about giving you the advantage when applying for what we do next. So we excel in taking that next step.”

“Learning is really personalised. As everyone is known by teachers, there is more one on one time. You get the support you need to stand out.”


Sadly our conversation was interrupted by the school bell. The boys seemed genuinely happy here. For all of them, it was an active choice to come and none of them minded the fact the ratio is not 50:50 . In fact, it appears to also be helping them academically and for their future. Sports are offered through enrichment. Basketball courts and table tennis are easily available.

They were neither a) brothers of the girls who attend or b) boyfriends of the girls who attend or even c) lost.

Thanks to Emiliano (History, Government and Policies and English Language) Dylan (Biology, Business and Chemistry) and Omar (Business, Government and Politics and Psychology).


With A level attainment at all of the following categories: A*- A, A*- B, A*- C and A* -E outstripping the national average and most of the local Sixth Forms, this Sixth Form is definitely packs a punch.

For all the boys out there, perhaps it’s time to take a fresh look at Hornsey Sixth Form.