Sixth Form FAQ's

Sixth Form FAQ's
  • Clifton College is one of the country’s leading independent boarding schools and offers first-rate teaching and outstanding educational and co-curricular facilities for Boarders and Day Pupils.

    We will help you fulfill your potential and achieve your goals. We have high academic standards and places in the Sixth Form are in high demand because of our reputation for success in gaining places at the UK’s top universities.

    However, we also realise that being in the Sixth Form isn’t just about hard work. There are many clubs and activities to help you relax and develop the confidence and social skills that will serve you well in later life.

  • Pupils joining the Sixth Form need a minimum of 3 A grades and 3 B grades at GCSE (or equivalent for overseas candidates). In all cases, the Headmaster will review each pupil’s performance on an individual basis, and admission to the Sixth Form is at his discretion. Individual departments also have minimum entry criteria, which are set out in the Sixth Form booklet. 

  • Academic, Music and Sport scholarships are available to outstanding students. For more information, see Admissions.

    Jewish boys and girls are encouraged to apply for any of Clifton College’s Academic, Music, Art and Sport Scholarships at 16+. The Trustees of the Polack’s House Scholarships Fund are also able to award a number of means-tested Polack Bursaries for Jewish children who would not otherwise be able to come to the School. For more information on the Jewish Community within Clifton College, please see The Polack Centre page.

  • No. Clifton College is a friendly and decent school, and we pride ourselves on our warmth. Our staff are also on-hand to offer support and ensure new students settle in well. 

  • Our dedicated Sixth Form Centre was opened in 2011. Being housed in their own buildings allows Sixth Formers to develop a taste for independence, while still being part of the Clifton College Community.

    An important feature of Sixth Form life is the Junior Common Room (JCR), which provides the older pupils the opportunity to meet, talk and relax on their own terms. Based in the Crypt beneath the Chapel, it is open as a café and common room during the day, and after Prep in the evenings, and is a popular social centre.