Online sixth form launched by Harrow School

Harrow School Online will open its virtual gates in September 2020, in partnership with Pearson

Harrow School has opened up its sixth form to international students with the launch of a new online service, in collaboration with learning tools provider, Pearson.

Applications are already being accepted to the coeducational Harrow School Online, which will open its virtual gates next September.

“We live in a rapidly changing world,” explained Heather Rhodes, Harrow School Online’s principal, “and education must adapt to the new challenges this presents, and reflect young people’s lifestyles and aspirations.”

In related news: Harrow appoints Alastair Land as 35th headteacher of the nearly 450-year-old school

Pupils at the online sixth form will be offered self-study lessons, to be completed at their own pace. They will also be given one-to-one academic tutorials and participate in live online lessons with a teacher and other students, as well as regular coaching sessions to provide them with personalised support and feedback.

Harrow added that “UK-based and qualified teachers, who are subject matter experts, will be recruited and trained to the same levels of excellence required by Harrow School”.

Heather Rhodes

Students aged 16 and over, with strong English skills, are being invited to apply to study the Pearson Edexcel International A-level examinations, with an initial focus on STEM subjects.

Thanks to a virtual house system, pupils will also be able to join in extracurricular activities (such as a chess club and a student newspaper) and the chance to attend a summer course at Harrow School.

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