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.
Taking the next step
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 on a Registrar's Tour and at our Sixth Form Open Day on 1 October.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Admissions Team (01962 621247) who will be happy to help you.
10th May 2022
An excited audience of over 300 gathered in Flint Court for ‘Resilience 2022’, a sustainable fashion show in aid of local children’s charity, Naomi House & Jacksplace.
9th May 2022
A new initiative to promote understanding, empathy and tolerance of diverse perspectives in a globalised world.
2nd May 2022
Recently returned from pre-season training at a tournament in Spain, the first cricket team has had a strong start to the season.
28th April 2022
The sustainable fashion show, Resilience 2022, takes place next Thursday, 5 May at Winchester College. Tickets now available.
28th March 2022
Winchester's biannual speaker event, Studium, offers pupils the opportunity to hear from a host of experts in myriad fields, with the aim of broadening perspectives and horizons.
26th March 2022
Pupils Arthur King and James Fulcher produced a set of dazzling performances at the National French Debating Finals to finish third in the country, having beaten the eventual winners in a previous round of the competition.