Sixth form entry

Sixth Form Entry

Thank you for considering Christ’s Hospital for your Sixth Form education. Our over-riding aim is to ensure that our sixth form students realise their full potential, wherever their talents, interests and ambitions lie. We hope that they will leave CH as well-rounded, confident young men and women who are able to tackle life’s challenges positively and make valuable contributions to society.

Over 97% of students from Christ’s Hospital continue to higher education, either immediately after Year 13 or following a year out. In 2023, out of the cohort of 96 students choosing to apply through UCAS, 82 were able to take up either their first choice or insurance offer.

Each year we invite prospective sixth form students to a taster day, when they can choose two subjects to ‘try out’, as well as meeting current students and have the opportunity of discovering all CH has to offer.

All applicants should be on course to achieve a minimum of 4 A (level 7 grades) and 4 B (level 6 grades). The A grades should be in the subjects they wish to study at A level.

For sixth form entry in September 2025 a completed application form needs to be with us by 28 October 2024.

All applicants will be contacted and invited for an initial computer based assessment on Saturday 16 November 2024. Following this, selected candidates will be invited for an interview on Saturday 7 December 2024.

Applicants wishing to be assessed for a scholarship kindly need to let us know which subject they would like to be considered for.

Means-tested bursaries are available for students new to the sixth form.

Bursaries are available for boarding places. If you apply for a bursary you will be assessed according to your means. Families on very low incomes may also be assisted with the cost of pocket money, House Funds, travel costs and sports wear. Our offers are subject to our normal entry criteria.

Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence and for outstanding ability in music, art, drama and sport. The awards are offered to existing students as well as those entering the school at 13+ and Sixth Form with a value of between 5% and 20%.

All sixth form students at CH have access to our careers centre with library, breakout pods, lecture hall and networking area.

We offer a unique experience for our sixth form students and academic study is combined with a diverse broader curricular programme which offers an enormous range of activities, clubs and societies including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Young Enterprise, expeditionary education,  Model United Nations, CCF, chess, debating, public speaking and so much more.

The university application process is managed by Mr Will Richards, Head of Sixth Form, and a team of specialist tutors. The Careers Department run by Miss Helen-Claire Burt organises a whole range of careers events hosted throughout the year, including professional lunches and networking events.

Explore our website, uncover the secrets of our School, see our latest exam results, meet our students, learn about their historic uniform and, of course, our fascinating history which dates back to King Edward VI and Tudor England. To find out more we would encourage you to come to one of our termly Open Mornings or to call us and book a tour of the School.

Do not hesitate to contact us, 01403 246555, if you have any questions.

Additional Information

For more information and FAQs on our Sixth Form entry, click the link below.

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