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.
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
Applications for September 2024 entry will open in Spring 2023.
If you have any questions, please email our Admissions Team or call 01962 621247.
27th November 2022
Young entrepreneurs gathered at Winchester College on 26 November to pitch their ideas to end waste in schools. The Ignite competition, part of the College's Makyth Ventures programme, brought teams from across the country.
24th November 2022
Proper preparation for the MMI, used by the majority of UK medical schools, is critical to pupils hoping to study medicine at university. Winchester runs practice interview sessions, which are crafted to emulate the real experience, for its own pupils and students from schools across Hampshire.
10th November 2022
Ross Brawn OBE inspired his audience with insights into all aspects of motor racing and his hugely successful career in Formula One.
8th November 2022
In line of COP27 and concerns about the need for more concerted action, pupils have organised a whole-school Climate Week with a range of talks, events and activities.
6th November 2022
Dev Sharma, Youth MP for Hampshire, and Winchester College Sixth Form pupil appeared at the Despatch Box on Friday 4 November to make the case for action to tackle climate change.
18th October 2022
On Monday 17 October, Winchester hosted an Eco Conference for 250 state school pupils and staff from across Hampshire, focused on topics related to climate change and sustainability.