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Welcome to the Sixth Form

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Sixth Form at Hugh Christie has something to offer all students, whatever their ability. As well as a full academic A level programme, we also offer a range of vocational courses at Level 3.
For the first time in 2017, we will be offering the International Baccalaureate Career Pathway which blends together a vocational course with other academic studies.
For those not yet ready to move on to Level 3, we offer a special programme combining a regular work placement with study at school, to prepare students for employment.

Sixth Form Applications:

To apply to the Sixth Form, please use UCAS Progress - click here to go to the UCAS site.
We are a friendly school that offers a warm welcome to both Year 11 Hugh Christie students as well as those at other schools wanting to join our fantastic Sixth Form.
If you are still considering where to study in September, Hugh Christie offers a successful and supporting Sixth Form. For more information, contact us at the school.

The Team

Deputy Headteacher in charge of Upper School including Sixth Form - Mr Justin Sheppard
Senior Deputy Headteacher in charge of Sixth Form Curriculum - Mr Palak Shah
We have an experienced and supportive tutor team, comprising of:
Mrs Michelle Burton (Head of Drama)
Mr Matt Goss (IBCP Coordinator)
Mrs Laura Jackson (Head of History)
Miss Sarah Jacobson (Head of Media and UCAS Coordinator)
Mr Ross McPherson (Head of Photography)
Mrs Lesley Wilford (Business and Languages teacher)
Mrs Alice Wood (PA to Justin Sheppard and Palak Shah)


We are a successful academic Sixth Form.  Last year all students wishing to go to university achieved a place  including Russell Group Universities. In 2016, our results were 100% pass rate, 68% with grades A to C and 40% of students with grades A to B. 35% of our students have entered the world of work full time or as a gap year taking with them the employability skills that we have helped them develop during their time with us. 


The school has excellent facilities for Sixth Form students. Specialist subjects are very well resourced. Students have access to a large social area and a dedicated supervised study room. 


Sixth Form students are expected to play an active role in not only the Sixth Form community, but the wider school and local community as well. All students take on a Service Learning activity, which could include being part of a social or sports committee, peer mentoring for younger students, supporting a department or participating in an activity outside of school. 
Students are encouraged to develop their enterprise skills and have organised visits to Alton Towers, West End theatres, organised their own Christmas party and the ever popular annual summer prom.
We are delighted each year to welcome international students into our Sixth Form. Over the years we have welcomed students from all over the globe, ranging from Germany, Czech Republic, Norway and even as far as Japan. It creates many cross cultural opportunities for both our guests and our own students who benefit tremendously from the experience.

Our Students

Ofsted reported that we had “outstanding student-teacher relationships” in 2006 and in 2009 we gained an ‘outstanding’ for our care and guidance in the Sixth Form.
This is an achievement of which we are extremely proud; it underpins our belief that every child matters.

Student comments:

"Teachers show you how to think for yourself and to use the skills you learn to develop as an individual" - International Student
 “It is the student-teacher relationships that help us achieve”. -Yr 13 Student
“The teachers are really good I am hoping to get good grades out of my studies”. Yr 12 Student