Welcome to our Sixth Form


Discover how academic challenge, specialist guidance and excellent enrichment opportunities help students celebrate their full potential in King’s Sixth Form, including the top performing co-ed school in the North West at A Level 2019.

Along with their studies, which are of the highest standards, our Sixth Formers develop their skills for life, their spirit of independence and their sense of community. Our spacious, self contained and superbly appointed Sixth Form Centre provides a lively yet focused environment for learning. Along with the academic areas for work, a lecture theatre, library and IT facilities, there are social spaces and quiet places for relaxation and a common room with a café to catch up with friends.

To help bridge the gap between being a pupil and becoming a university student, every Sixth Former is encouraged to take on responsibilities inside and outside the School, from becoming prefects to using their time and talents to support local initiatives through our Enrichment Programme.

From the first days of Lower Sixth, we encourage them to think about what they want to achieve in higher education and beyond, so we can help them plan the best way to fulfil their aims. We support them every step of the way, encouraging, challenging and helping them to develop the personal strengths and learning skills which will set them up on their journey through life.

The curriculum in our Sixth Form is an individual one, based around A level subject choices. The choice of subjects at A Level is so important in enabling our students to gain access to the university and course of their choice. It is equally important that students choose subjects that they are going to thoroughly enjoy. From the first days of Lower Sixth we encourage them to think about what they want to achieve in higher education and beyond, and we support them every step of the way. Students have free choice from a wide range of subjects and unlike many schools, we offer our Lower Sixth students the choice of four subjects at A level. In the Upper Sixth, students can choose to drop down to 3 subjects but many continue with all 4 and achieve very highly. We have high academic standards and, with our guidance and support, our students work hard throughout their time in Sixth Form. The following subjects are on offer for our Sixth Form students :

Art & DesignGeography
Business StudiesHistory
Classical CivilisationMaths
Computer ScienceMusic
Design TechnologyReligious Studies
Drama and Theatre StudiesPhilosophy
EconomicsPhysical Education
English LanguagePhysics
English LiteraturePolitics and Government
Further Maths

We are the top performing co-ed school in the North West at A Level in 2019. Every year, our students head off to study at the very top universities in the UK.  We’re rated the best school in the North for our leavers’ destinations, with this year 83% of our leavers studying at a Times Top 25 or Russell Group University. The Times Parent Power Guide 2018 has also ranked us 6th in the UK for our leavers’ destinations, a fantastic achievement and something we are rightly proud of.
We are also nationally placed in 81st position in The Times Parent Power Guide 2019, ranking us as the top performing school in Cheshire and the top co-ed school in the Northwest.
University Destinations 2018
UniversityDegree Course Entry Year
BANGORBusiness Studies and Marketing2018
BATHChemical Engineering2018
BATHPolitics with Economics (with placement)2018
BATHNatural Sciences (with Year Abroad)2019
BATHChemical Engineering (wth placement)2018
BATHAerospace Engineering2018
BATHEconomics (with placement)2018
BIRMINGHAMChemical Engineering (Industrial Experience) (5 years)2018
BIRMINGHAMInternational Business (4 years)2018
BIRMINGHAMBusiness Management (Year in Industry) (4 years)2018
BIRMINGHAMComputer Science with Digital Technology Partnership2018
BIRMINGHAMChemical Engineering (Industrial Experience) (5 years)2018
BIRMINGHAMComputer Science2018
BIRMINGHAMBusiness Management with Marketing and Year in Industry2018
BRISTOLEconomics and Management2018
BRISTOLEconomics and Politics2018
CARDIFFCriminology and Sociology2018
De MONTFORDForensic Science2018
DURHAMLiberal Arts2018
DURHAMNatural Sciences2018
DURHAMBusiness and Management2018
DURHAMBusiness and Management with Business Placement2018
DURHAMModern Languages and Cultures (with Year Abroad)2018
Ecole D'HotelierHospitality2018
EDINBURGHInternational Business2018
EDINBURGHHistory and Politics2018
EXETERHistory and Ancient History2018
EXETERInternational Relations2018
EXETERHistory and Ancient History2018
HULLBiomedical Science2018
HULLBiomedical Engineering2018
LEEDSInternational Business2018
LEEDSInternational Business2018
LEEDSEnglish Language and Linguistics2018
LEICESTEREngineering (with a foundation year)2019
LIVERPOOLAvionic Systems2019
LIVERPOOLVeterinary Science2018
LIVERPOOLLaw with Criminology2018
LIVERPOOLLaw with Accounting and Finance2018
LOUGHBOROUGHEconomics with Geography2018
LOUGHBOROUGHInternational Business2018
LOUGHBOROUGHMathematics and Accounting and Financial Management2018
London School of Economics & Political ScienceEconomics2018
London School of Economics & Political ScienceEconomics2018
MANCHESTERChemical Engineering2019
MANCHESTERManagement (Sustainable and Ethical Business)2018
MANCHESTER METFoundation Course in Art and Design2018
NEWCASTLEEconomics and Finance2018
NEWCASTLEMarketing and Management2019
NEWCASTLEMechanical Engineering2018
NEWCASTLEMedicine and Surgery2018
NOTTINGHAMVeterinary Medicine2018
OXFORDEnglish and Spanish2018
QUEEN MARY'S University of London Drama2018
QUEEN'S BELFASTEconomics and Accounting2018
SHEFFIELDGeography (Human and Physical)2018
SHEFFIELDInternational Business Management with Study Abroad2018
SHEFFIELD HALLAMBusiness Economics2018
SOUTHAMPTONBiomedical Sciences2018
ST ANDREW’SPhilosophy2018
ST GEORGE'SMedicine2019
STIRLINGEconomics and Mathematics2018
SURREYMusic and Sound Recording (Tonmeister)2018
SWANSEAMedical Genetics2018
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDONHistory (with a Year Abroad)2018
YORKPolitics with International Relations (with a year in Industry)2018
YORKPhilosophy, Politics and Economics2018

The Prefect system operates in all areas of King’s. The Prefect Team undertakes duties in a range of areas including assemblies, open morning, parents’ evenings and assisting staff in the dining hall. Positions of responsibility are also assigned regarding the leading of extra-curricular, musical and sporting activities. In addition, every member of the Upper Sixth is assigned a Removes student to act as an “Aunt” or “Uncle” throughout their first year in the school as well as writing them a letter of welcome during the summer. In this way, we hope to allow all students to develop their skills as leaders and role models across the school, and specifically within the Sixth Form, whilst developing a greater sense of community. Our current Head of School is Mia Hard af Segerstad Smith and our Deputy Heads of School are Georgia Spender and Max Williams.                

Clubs and Activities in the Sixth Form

Beyond the academic curriculum, Clubs and Activities in The Sixth Form at King’s abound.


There are 26 different music groups, ensembles and choirs.


There are many opportunities for pupils to get involved in fantastic theatre productions, musicals, festivals, weekly drama clubs and theatre visits. There are also many opportunities to help back stage and take part in production and technical aspects of theatre work as well as taking on acting roles.


There are around 25 different sports on offer at King’s. These offer opportunities to participate competitively or just for fun.

Leadership and Responsibility

CCF and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the Senior School.

Model United Nations

King’s students are involved in Model United Nations events.

Trips and Travel

Many annual trips both in the UK and abroad can be taken, either in conjunction with specific courses or in addition. In 2013/14, these included:

  • Battlefield Trip to Belgium & Northern France
  • Lanzarote Ecology Dive Trip
  • Physics Trip to CERN
  • Spanish Exchange Trip
  • 1st Rowing VIII Trip to USA
  • Expedition to Nepal


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