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Sixth Form Overview

Sixth Form

Through its unique community atmosphere and range of opportunities on offer, 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 pupils aged 16 to 18. Pupils come to us from our Lower College (our name for Years 9 to 11); or join us from different schools. Everyone is supported during their time in Sixth Form to fulfil their potential and be ready for their next steps after school life. 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. This provides you with the opportunity to 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 the A Level results that our pupils achieve.

Outside the academic curriculum you will have the opportunity 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.

Sixth Form students at College 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 here.

If you wish to apply to Oxbridge, we offer specialist support – you can find out more about this in Oxbridge Preparation here.



The Sixth Form Curriculum

The two years in Upper College, also known as Sixth Form, are an exciting an immensely enriching learning experience. The below booklet has been designed to help inform you about your subject choices at Sixth Form.

The Chatfeild-Roberts Library

The Chatfeild-Roberts Library is at the heart of College life, supporting pupils both academically and pastorally. To find out more about our wonderful library, download the guide below.

Oxbridge Preparation

Oxbridge Preparation

Higher Education & Careers

Higher Education & Careers

Sixth Form Examinations

Sixth Form