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 best A Level results in Cheshire for 2018.

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.

By the time they have finished the Sixth Form, pupils have matured into confident, well informed and socially aware individuals, well prepared for the challenge of adult life.
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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 school in Cheshire. 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 71st position in The Times Parent Power Guide 2018, ranking us as the top performing school in Cheshire and the top co-ed school in the Northwest.
University Destinations 2017
UniversityDegree CourseEntry Year
BATHPolitics with Economics (with placement)2017
BATHMathematical Sciences2017
BATHCivil Engineering with placement2017
BATHInternational Management and Modern Languages - Spanish2017
BATHNatural Sciences (with Year Abroad)2017
BATHBusiness Administration (with professional placement)2017
BATHChemistry with Management2017
BATHCivil Engineering with placement2017
BIRMINGHAMPolitical Science and International Relations with Year Abroad2017
BIRMINGHAMChemical Engineering2017
BIRMINGHAMBusiness Management with Marketing and Year in Industry2017
BIRMINGHAMMathematical Economics and Statistics2017
BIRMINGHAMPolitical Science2017
BIRMINGHAMGeography with Year Abroad2019
BIRMINGHAMGeography and Economics2017
BRISTOLMedicine - MBChB Standard entry (5 years)2017
BRISTOLEconomics and Management2017
BRISTOLPolitics and International Relations with Study Abroad2017
CAMBRIDGETheology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion2017
CAMBRIDGEHuman, Social and Political Sciences2017
CARDIFFBusiness Economics with a European Language (Spanish)2017
CLANCMusic Theatre2017
CUWICSport and Exercise Science2017
DURHAMModern Languages and Cultures (with Year Abroad)2017
DURHAMHistory and Politics2017
DURHAMBusiness and Management with Business Placement2017
DURHAMArchaeology and Ancient Civilisations2017
EDINBURGHBiological Sciences (Biochemistry)2017
EDINBURGHHistory and Politics2017
EXETERBusiness Economics2017
EXETEREnvironmental Science with Study Abroad2018
HERTSAutomotive Engineering with Motorsport2017
IMPERIALDesign Engineering2017
IMPERIALMechanical Engineering2017
KEELEComputer Science (optional International Year available)2017
KEELEAccounting and Mathematics (optional International Year available)2017
LEEDSPolitics and Sociology2017
LEEDSEnvironment and Business2017
LEEDSEconomics and Management2017
LEEDSEnglish Literature2017
LEEDSCultural and Media Studies2018
LEEDSArt and Design2017
LEICESTERMechanical Engineering2017
LINCOLNComputer Science2017
LINCOLNForensic Science2017
LIVERPOOLAccounting and Finance with a Year in Industry2017
LIVERPOOLEnvironment and Planning2017
LOUGHBOROUGHUser Centred Design2017
LOUGHBOROUGHManagement Sciences2017
MANCHESTERModern Language and Business and Management (German) (4 years)2017
NEWCASTLEAccounting and Finance2017
NEWCASTLESpeech and Language Sciences (Speech and Language Therapy)2017
NEWCASTLEBiomedical Sciences2018
NEWCASTLEMarine Technology with Naval Architecture2017
NEWCASTLEAccounting and Finance2017
NEWCASTLEJoint Honours Nutrition and Psychology2017
NEWCASTLEAccounting and Finance2017
OXFORDEconomics and Management2017
OXFORD BROOKESInternational Business Management2017
OXFORD BROOKESBiomedical Science2017
OXFORD BROOKESMotorsport Engineering (BEng)2017
OXFORD BROOKESBusiness and Management2017
PLYMOUTHMarine and Composites Technology2017
QUEEN'S BELFASTPsychology2017
READINGBusiness and Management2017
St GEORGE'S, LONDONBiomedical Science2017
SHEFFIELDAerospace Engineering with a Year in Industry2017
SHEFFIELDPlant Sciences (3 years)2018
SHEFFIELDMechanical Engineering (4 years)2017
SOUTHAMPTONAncient History and History2017
ST ANDREW’SManagement2017
WARWICKTheatre and Performance Studies2017
WARWICKModern Languages and Economics2017
COMPANY SCHEMEAccountancy Apprenticeship2017

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 George Bell and our Deputy Heads of School are Kate Jenkinson and Amelia Jones.









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.

Click here for more information.

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.

Clubs and Activities

Clubs and Activities in the Senior School for more information.

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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