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Hugh Christie Sixth Form

The Team: 

Mr Justin Sheppard

Head of Upper School and Sixth Form

jsheppard@tonbridgefederation.co.uk / Ext. 229

Mr Palak Shah

Head of the Sixth Form Curriculum

pshah@tonbridgefederation.co.uk / Ext. 257

Ms Laura Allen

Sixth Form Pastoral Leader / Safeguarding Lead

sfaallenl@tonbridgefederation.co.uk / Ext. 227


Mr Matt Goss - Head of Vocational Learning

Miss Sarah Jacobson - UCAS Coordinator

Mrs Laura Jackson - Head of History

Mr Ross McPherson - Head of Photography

Miss Georgina Stevens - Equality and Diversity Lead

Miss Nikki Underwood - Head of Science

Mr Tommy Parkinson - Tonbridge Angels Head Coach


Welcome To Sixth Form

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 and the International Baccalaureate Career Pathway, which itself, blends together vocational courses along with other academic studies.


We are a successful academic Sixth Form. This year all students wishing to go to university achieved a place  including Russell Group Universities. In 2017, our results were a 99% pass rate with 75% of these grades being A* to C. 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 Common Room 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.

What OfSTED Say...

"Leadership of the Sixth From is strong. Students have access to a wide range of courses. Students taking A-Level qualifications make good progress."