Sixth Form for Boys & Girls
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
We look forward to welcoming girls and boys as day pupils into the Sixth Form from September 2022. But 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.
Clubs, Societies & Community
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.
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.
Here to help
The Sixth Form timeline takes you through the stages of your journey to Winchester College, including our application form. There are opportunities to speak to one of our Sixth Form Advisors and to visit the school.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please get in touch with our Admissions Team (01962 621247) who will be happy to help you.
9th August 2021
Congratulations to Brandon Chan who came 3rd worldwide in the independent open category at the International Economics Olympiad this summer.
7th May 2021
In this year's Wykeham Journal, Professor Paul Elkington MBE (Old Wykehamist) highlights how his work on researching and treating patients with tuberculosis led to the creation of an entirely new type of respirator hood, which is now standard issue at Southampton Hospital and 16 other NHS trusts. Instead of patenting their design, Paul's team put it out on the internet for anyone to copy.
25th January 2022
A Winchester pair triumphed in the inaugural Nehru Cup debating competition, having fought hard in the rounds alongside their teammates. The motion for the final debate was 'This House Would Admit Ukraine to NATO'.
8th December 2021
Winchester recently hosted the two-day final of an annual funding competition for LSE's aspiring entrepreneurs looking to build a socially-responsible business. In collaboration with Makyth Ventures, the event featured keynote presentations on leadership and venture building, and opportunities for Winchester pupils to speak, network and attend live funding pitches.
29th November 2021
All Sixth Form pupils at Winchester pursue an EPQ research project, which gives them freedom to pursue their own interests and become experts in their chosen field. For his extended research project, Sixth Form pupil Adrien Joly chose to investigate the likelihood of a currency crisis in Turkey.
25th November 2021
Winchester College's new entrepreneurship hub, Makyth Ventures will play host to the most promising entrepreneurs from London School of Economics for their annual LSE Generate Funding Competition Final.