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 98% of pupils from Christ’s Hospital continue onto higher education, either immediately after Year 13 or after a gap year. In the last five years some of the most popular university destinations have included Bristol University, Cambridge University, Edinburgh University, Kings College London, Oxford University, Sussex University and UCL. Last year nine pupils gained places to study Medicine and Dentistry.
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 or for the IB course.
For sixth form entry in September 2018 a completed application form needs to be with us by 27 October 2017.
All applicants will be contacted and invited for an initial computer based assessment on Saturday 11 November 2017. Following this, selected candidates will be invited for an interview on Saturday 2 December 2017.
All applicants wishing to be assessed for a scholarship need to let us know which subject they would like to be considered for. This should be a subject they would like to study at A level or for the IB. Academic scholarship tests will take place at Christ’s Hospital on Saturday 2 December 2017, and the scholarship assessments for Art, Music, Drama and Sport will take place during the week commencing 27 November. (Dates tbc).
Means-tested bursaries are also available for students new to the sixth form.
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 co-curricular programme which offers an enormous range of activities, clubs and societies including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Young Enterprise, Model United Nations, CCF, chess, debating, public speaking and so much more.
The university application process is managed by Mrs Carrie Cherry, 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.
Starting CH in the sixth form is a bit nerve-racking as you would expect. You are integrated swiftly; jumping head first into lessons, the community is great and you make friends instantly. The teachers are also great; always there for support and a chat whether your issues are social or academic, and there are always friendly faces to talk to.
The step up from GCSEs to A levels is massive; you suddenly become an independent thinker and go into much more detail, explaining your knowledge in greater depth. You definitely have to apply yourself more and work harder to achieve good grades, so make sure you pick the subjects you love!
What is so special about CH is the extent of the resources on offer: 24/7 teachers, supported prep sessions, an extensive range of activities including societies like the medics group to help with university applications, as well as all the sports facilities.
CH has many traditional values which creates a respectful, kind and orderly community. What I like most about CH is the environment and the uniform.
Go for it. I love it here, if you are open minded and hardworking you’ll adore it.
I particularly recommend visiting and coming for a taster session, as you will get an accurate insight to CH life.
Amber (Current Year 13 pupil)