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 pupils 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 pupils 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 2024 a completed application form needs to be with us by 23 October 2023.

All applicants will be contacted and invited for an initial computer based assessment on Saturday 11 November 2023. Following this, selected candidates will be invited for an interview on Saturday 2 December 2023.

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 pupils 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, 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 pupils, 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.

“I can honestly say, making the bold decision to join Christ’s Hospital for Sixth Form was the best decision of my life!”

The opportunities are in abundance and you’re always busy working, socialising and taking part in Sport, Drama, Art, Music and other activities. The environment is very welcoming and perfect for productive work hence the fantastic results. I would advise anyone thinking about CH to come for an Open Morning or to book a visit. I guarantee that you will fall in love with the history, the people and the School just as I did.Keenan, Year 13 

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)