Unlike other schools in the region, Cranleigh Sixth Form adopts an innovative approach to teaching and learning by embracing Harkness style teaching, a dialogue-based approach that allows pupils to further develop their independent thinking through tutorial style lessons around an oval table. More information on Harkness is in Cranleigh Abu Dhabi – Sixth Form Reinvented.
Based in a modern purpose-built Centre here on campus, Sixth Formers study A Levels as well as the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), a qualification taken by an increasing number of pupils in the United Kingdom, where it is equivalent to half an A Level. The EPQ is similar in concept to the IB Extended Essay, but more in-depth in delivery. It is completed over the two years of Sixth Form. Alongside their Academic studies, Sixth Formers are offered a range of enrichment, careers and work experience opportunities and benefit from an extremely well developed support infrastructure as they start to explore and prepare for their university careers. These include a certified pre-college course in innovation and entrepreneurship led by Dr Jack McGourty PhD at the prestigious Ivy League Columbia Business School.