Sixth Form at Ballyclare High

"Developing lifelong learners in a caring, creative community."

Be Part of Ballyclare High... in Sixth Form

At Ballyclare High School, we are proud of the strong partnerships that exist between our staff and Sixth Form pupils. Learning in a supportive community committed to the holistic development of each individual through education, guidance, and coaching, Ballyclare High School's Sixth Form provides a nurturing environment where our pupils can thrive academically, socially, and personally.

At Ballyclare High, the warmth of our school community, the unique leadership experiences available, and the wide range of subjects and extracurricular activities offered open up a world of opportunities for every Sixth Former, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the next chapter of their life.

Read on to find out more about Sixth Form at Ballyclare High and to hear from some of our Year 13 & 14 pupils as they share their experiences and highlights of being part of Ballyclare High School.
What our Sixth Formers are saying...
"The school celebrates success in all areas, encouraging students to be active in wider school life."
The heart of the school is made by the values we honour as a community:

Ballyclare High School Values:

Providing a nurturing environment that values the well-being of every individual.
Cultivating an atmosphere that encourages collaboration, where everyone feels valued and heard.
Inspiring our pupils to reach for the stars with a spirit of curiosity and determination.
Instilling a resilient mindset, empowering our pupils to find opportunities for growth.
Celebrating achievements; inspiring future leaders.
Cultivating an atmosphere that encourages collaboration, where everyone feels valued and heard.

Sixth Form
Information Booklet

Further information and Admissions Criteria can be found in our Sixth Form information booklet.
6th Form Booklet Cover

There are experiences in Ballyclare High Sixth Form that set it apart. Explore some of them below...

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STEM Ambassadors

Our Sixth Form STEM Ambassadors, support STEM related projects both in Ballyclare High and in the wider community. Through this leadership opportunity, pupils visit local primary schools and play a vital role in inspiring the next generation of young minds. With contagious enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge, our STEM Ambassadors engage primary school pupils in interactive activities, captivating demonstrations, and enlightening discussions about the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). By sharing their own journeys and experiences, our Sixth Form STEM Ambassadors sow the seeds of inspiration, empowering young learners to dream big, think critically, and embrace the endless opportunities that await them in the world of STEM.

Find out more here


On Thursday afternoons, Sixth Form have a timetabled slot for ‘Thursday Options’. The classes that operate during this time are designed to be fun and allow our pupils to relax whilst learning something beyond what is offered through the curriculum. They also provide an opportunity for our pupils to develop skills that can be included on their CV and UCAS application.
Sixth Form HE
Classes include:
Sign Language, Ulster Scots, Survival Cookery, Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering Award, BHS STEM Ambassadors, Italian, Fashion, Mindfulness and Sewing, Super Secretarial Skills, Sofa to Salsa Dance, Guitar, Self Defence, Community Service, Yearbook, School Magazine, Voluntary Work, Money Matters, Japanese and Language Leaders.
Girls Rugby


At Ballyclare High School, Sixth Form pupils are provided with a diverse array of sporting opportunities to enrich their educational experience. Whether seasoned athletes or new to the field, there's something for everyone. From competitive team sports like rugby, hockey, and football to individual pursuits such as athletics, tennis, and badminton, pupils can find their niche and pursue their passions. With a commitment to promoting physical fitness, sportsmanship, and personal development, Ballyclare High School empowers its Sixth Form students to thrive both on and off the field.

Find out more here


Our Prefects play a vital role in the smooth functioning of our school community. As pupil leaders, they act as ambassadors for their peers, embodying the values and ethos of the school. Prefects often assist staff in various tasks, such as organising events and maintaining discipline. They serve as role models, inspiring their peers to excel academically, socially, and morally. Through their leadership and dedication, Prefects contribute to fostering a positive and inclusive school environment, where every student feels supported and valued.


The aim of the Buddy schemed is to enable pupils to settle into school life and feel safe and secure in their new environment. Year 14 buddies support the work of the Year 8 Form Tutors by providing a listening ear for Year 8 pupils and support their learning, in the classroom, through extra-curricular activities, and in the wider school community.


In Sixth Form, we offer the SistersIN Leadership Programme, an 8-month development journey for Sixth Form girls to help build their confidence and broaden their career perspectives. The programme connects young women at the point when they are first starting to think about future careers and provides meaningful mentoring relationships with female leaders across a range of professions.
Language Leaders

Language Leaders

The Language Leaders programme is offered as part of our weekly Sixth Form enrichment Options programme. Year 13 pupils complete a series of leadership activities and prepare a wide range of resources focusing on vocabulary and culture. Once in Year 14, our pupils then visit local primary schools weekly to deliver their planned lessons to younger pupils of different ages.

What our Sixth Formers do next...

In August 2022

Year 14 pupils received a 1st choice course offer for university
Graduated from Stranmillis, Queen's University Belfast & University of Ulster with a 2:1 or above
Year 14 pupils go on to study further & higher education

Follow Our Socials

A great way to see into life at Ballyclare High is to follow our socials!
What Next?
Become part of Ballyclare High School
If you would like to find out more about studying A Levels at
Ballyclare High School, please get in touch to discuss the next steps.

Call the school office on: 028 9332 2244, or contact us by by e-mail at


Ballyclare High School
31 Rashee Rd
BT39 9HJ

T. 028 9332 2244

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