The Sixth Form


In the Sixth Form, students study three subjects A level along with the Colleges’ Diploma. Many also take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) much favoured by universities.  Our Sixth Form Partnership with The Ladies’ College enables the Colleges to offer a wider range of choices, including ‘additional’ A level subjects such as Economics, Film Studies, Photography and Psychology.

Sixth Form study offers many new challenges and opportunities whether heading off to university or into the world of work. There is a minimum entry requirement of five GCSE passes at grades 9-4 (including English Language and Mathematics) in order to begin A Level study. Further to this, students should aim to achieve at least a grade 6 in subjects to be studied at A level, or in related subjects where they are not taught at GCSE.

The majority of students go on to study at University, many at Russell Group Universities, with some choosing to undertake more vocational training or enter the workplace locally. A comprehensive programme of careers advice and support is delivered throughout Years 10-13.