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.
Day & Boarding
Girls and boys can join the Sixth Form as day pupils, and we are finalising our plans for Girls’ Boarding and will have further information to share in February 2024. If you would like to be kept updated with our plans, please contact email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our next Sixth Form Open Day will be held in September 2024. It is a wonderful opportunity to see the school, meet current Sixth Form pupils and staff ahead of submitting an application.
Applications for September 2025 will open in the summer of 2024.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Admissions Team.
14th November 2023
The College held the finals of its public speaking competition, Recita, on Friday 10 November to a packed audience.
3rd July 2023
The school celebrated those leaving us, as pupils, dons and families gathered for Medal Speaking and Domum on 1 July 2023.
20th June 2023
On Wednesday 14 June, a group of Year 12 geographers from the College traveled to Herefordshire and the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park to undertake residential fieldwork.
19th June 2023
Winchester College CCF had its Biannual Inspection on 14 June and were honored to welcome Major General Bruce as inspecting officer.
13th June 2023
The annual Sixty Second Film Festival took place on Saturday 10 June.
10th June 2023
June is Pride month. Pupils and staff reflect on what Pride means to them in a short film.