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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

Joining our Sixth Form

Thank you for your interest in Highdown School Sixth Form. Whether you are already a Highdown student in Year 11 (16-18 year olds) or a student from another local or international school, you will be assured of personal attention to ensure we match the best curriculum offer to your skills and ambitions.  The links on the left-hand side of this page will give you information on the courses we offer, the entry criteria, and useful information regarding our induction process.


Application Process

Before you complete our online application form, please refer to the Sixth Form Prospectus below (hard copies available from school office) and course information.  Any additional requirements are listed under the individual subject descriptions.

The new Sixth Form prospectus is now available - please see below.

Entry to the Sixth Form is subject to successful completion of your current/previous course of study. An interview will take place to discuss options and academic entry requirements for particular courses to ensure that students are matched to the most appropriate courses. Apart from the academic qualifications needed for entry into the Sixth Form, we expect all students to demonstrate a commitment to consistent hard work and a positive attitude to all aspects of Sixth Form life.  Students' progress is monitored by termly reports to students and parents.


Applications for September 2022

Online applications for 2022 will be available from this website from Friday 5 November 2021. We accept applications from students enrolled in any institution. The deadline for applications to be completed is 30 November 2021. We will be in touch shortly afterwards to acknowledge your application and to advise you of next steps. We will also keep in touch through the rest of the academic year. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our Sixth Form:



Sixth Form Open Evening 2021 

Sixth Form Open Evening will take place on Thursday 4 November 2021 at 6pm. 

Sixth Form Open Morning will take place on Thursday 11 November 2021 at 9am-11am. 


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The Sixth Form virtual open event took place on Thursday 5 November 2020

We hope you will find the information we have provided below interesting and helpful. Highdown students will be issued a copy of our lite prospectus at school and there is also a copy of the full prospectus available to download below:


Welcome by Rachel Cave, Headteacher

Highdown Sixth Form by Kevin Prior, Head of Sixth Form

Sixth Form Life by our Sixth Form Student Leaders

Subject Presentations:

Art and Art Photography Geography Performing Arts (Level 3)
Biology History Physics
Business Studies IT (Level 2) Politics
Chemistry IT (Level 3) Psychology and Applied Psychology
Computing Languages (French, Spanish, Mandarin) Religious Studies
Economics Mathematics Sociology
English Language and Literature Mathematical Studies (Level 3) Sport (Level 3)
English Literature Music Textile Design (Art Fashion)
Further Maths Music Technology