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Through its unique community atmosphere, Sixth Form at Cheltenham College enables you to become a well-rounded, independent individual who is in the strongest possible position to achieve your Higher Education  goals.  

Our Sixth Form – or Upper College – is for students aged 16 to 18. Students often come to us from our Lower College (our name for Years 9 to 11);  others join us from different schools. Wherever you join us from, you can choose to board with us or attend as a Day Pupil.   

At Sixth Form you study three or four A Levels, so you can continue your favourite subjects and explore new areas such as Art History, Business Studies,  Economics, Government and Politics or Psychology.  Our classes are small and you will have the support of specially selected academic tutors to help you get the most out of your learning. The success of this approach is reflected in  our A Level results.

Outside the academic curriculum we encourage you to explore your passions and  become  perfectly placed to achieve your potential. You  will take part in at least one of our weekly electives, which include Ancient History, Community Service, History of Art, Italian for Beginners, Life Drawing,  Recycling Bikes or a Mini-MBA. You will also complete an  Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).  This is your opportunity to study an area that interests you in more depth and develop  the independent research  and project management skills you will need at university and in the workplace.   

Our Sixth Form students leave us to go on to a range of Higher Education  destinations and courses including Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine and many more in both the UK and overseas. Wherever you decide to take your journey next, you will have all the help you need to achieve. You can find out more about the support we offer in  Higher Education & Careers. If you wish to apply to Oxbridge, we offer specialist support – you can find out more about this in  Oxbridge Preparation.

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If you  would like  to  see  our Sixth Form for yourself, you can  book a place on one of our Open Mornings.