We believe that Sixth Form should be the most interesting, enriching and academically demanding years of your school life. There is no better place to spend these years than within the motivated and supportive Winchester College community.
Learning alongside like-minded individuals, you will enjoy inspirational teaching in small classes with outstanding resources. Each year, pupils join us with the intellectual spark and curiosity to take advantage of everything Winchester has to offer, and leave with the drive and determination to give something back.
We look forward to meeting you.
Winchester provides an intellectually stimulating environment in which conversation and debate are encouraged, and individual scholarship is nurtured. Subject specialists will stretch you beyond A-Level providing the perfect preparation for university.
Through our unique programme of non-examined cultural studies, known as ‘Div’, you will explore themes unrestrained by any syllabus. Div is what isn’t taught elsewhere and isn’t tested in exams, preparing you to thrive in the modern world and contribute to a global society.
At the heart of our pastoral provision lies a commitment to ensuring that each pupil is happy and flourishes.
Much of your life will centre on your House, where your friends, Housemaster or Housemistress, and Matron form your extended family. They will offer you support, help you get used to life at a new school and be sources of advice when you need it.
Day & Boarding
Girls and boys can join the Sixth Form as day pupils, and girls' boarding places will be available from September 2024. Whether you are a day or boarding pupil, you will find a Winchester week is busy and stimulating.
Monday to Saturday, mornings are full of lessons, whilst afternoons are a mix of lessons and time spent amongst friends, or taking part in one of the many extra-curricular activities on offer.
We welcome bright, inquisitive pupils, irrespective of background. We have a substantial bursaries programme, which can cover 100% of school fees and additional costs for eligible pupils.
The Wykeham Award is a dedicated bursary available for those pupils who join us in the Sixth Form and are currently studying at a UK state secondary school.
There are also a number of Sixth Form scholarships available, supporting excellence in Modern Languages, Classics, and Entrepreneurship.
Winchester is home to exceptional talent and achievement across many activities, but it is also about trying new pursuits.
Sixth Form pupils lead the many clubs and societies on offer. These include a diverse mix driven by pupils' individual passions, such as charity fundraising, sustainable fashion, journalism, protecting the natural environment, coding, entrepreneurship, debating, and design technology.
There is time set aside every afternoon for you to pursue your interests and all pupils take part in either community service or the Combined Cadet Force. Contributing to wider society will be central to your experience at Winchester.
We are fortunate to have over 250 acres of beautiful grounds, including water meadows, 52 acres of playing fields, and access to the River Itchen. In addition to the wide variety of facilities on campus, our Sixth Form pupils also enjoy the freedom to explore the local area and spend time in the historic city of Winchester.
Our school was founded to provide an education for scholars who would go out into the world to serve society. Those principles have not changed. Our ‘futures’ programme will help you think about careers and university choices and our fortnightly expert panels will connect you to the network of former pupils all over the working world.
Our pupils go on to study at world-class institutions, including US and international universities, as well as the most competitive UK destinations, including Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell Group.
Taking the next step
The Sixth Form timeline takes you through the stages of your journey to Winchester College, including our application form.
Applications for September 2024 entry will open after Easter 2023.
If you have any questions, please email our Admissions Team or call 01962 621247.
14th March 2023
Professor Brian Cox delivered the annual Duncan Louis Stewart lecture in March 2023 focusing on cosmology and developments in the study of black holes.
7th March 2023
In an evening that saw speeches on Kandinsky, Hockney and Euclid, a winner was crowned in this year's Kenneth Clark Prize Final, with guest adjudication from Dr. John Goodall of Country Life.
7th March 2023
Following a College best performance in the 2022 paper, pupils taking part in this year's exam reach new heights.
6th March 2023
For the Spring Concert, the Chamber Orchestra performed a Beethoven piano concerto, whilst Glee Club chose Schubert's Mass No 3.
28th February 2023
A team of Sixth Form pupils has been selected as Earth Prize Finalists in the 2023 global competition.
9th February 2023
Studium returns to Winchester College for a third time, featuring a host of remarkable lectures by remarkable people.