Sixth Form

Tettenhall College is an independent, non-selective co-educational day and boarding school for 2-18 year olds, with an emphasis on an education that develops the whole person both in and beyond the classroom.  Our Sixth Form is a close-knit community where we are proud to offer individual attention under the guidance of personal tutors within an exceptional learning environment 

Our academic curriculum enables pupils to select their A levels from a broad range of subjects. Alongside this the school also offers a foundation programme for those who have English as a second language.

The Sixth Form has a broad and varied intake of UK, EU and international pupils who provide the school with its distinct international and cultural dimension. Through our extensive extra-curricular offering and opportunities for personal development, each pupil is expected to take responsibility and play a full and active part in shaping school life. 

We recognise that to succeed in the outside world, our pupils need to be resourceful and resilient, prepared to take the initiative as well as working in a team.  Our aim is not only to equip our sixth formers with excellent A Level grades but also the skills and attitudes that will help them make the most of their lives beyond Tettenhall College.

The A Level years are demanding ones and entry into the College’s Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) is dependent on sufficient success in GCSE Levels: Sixth Form entry requirement is 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above (grade 6 in maths to study further maths A level), plus an interview with the Headmaster.  

The demands of A Level study are very different to those of GCSE. Support and guidance is always at hand from all staff and in particular from the House Tutor, Personal Tutor and Head of Sixth Form who remain in close contact with pupils throughout their two years in the Sixth Form. The tutors support pupils with any day-to-day issues and act as a source of advice and encouragement. The Personal Tutor will also help the pupil follow and understand the UCAS system when applying to university, provide the reference and offer advice on preparing personal statements. We encourage all our pupils to maximise their opportunities for success at A Level whilst preparing them for study and employment beyond Tettenhall College.

As part of their development sixth formers also take on leadership roles within the school or competitive House structure, reinforcing their preparation for social responsibility in the outside world. Not only do our Sixth Form pupils benefit from this in terms of their confidence and communication skills, they provide role models for younger pupils.

Our Sixth Form makes a valuable and vital contribution to the well-being of the whole School, and our pupils leave with a sense of pride and accomplishment, ready to meet their next challenge.

By joining our Sixth Form we can offer you:

  • Exceptional teaching in small classes with specialised subject leaders.
  • A welcoming environment for pupils new to the school.
  • Excellent support for life beyond A-levels be that in the work place or in higher education.
  • Wonderful enrichment opportunities to develop essential skills that will stay with you for life.

For further information about Sixth Form life and our Head of Sixth Form, please click on the links below.

“Our pupils achieve beyond their expectations leaving our school as well-rounded mature adults equipped with the necessary life-skills to meet the challenges that inevitably lie ahead.” 

We would welcome the opportunity to show you around, share your dreams and discover how we can help you achieve them.  For further information about our Sixth Form, please contact Emma Ray-Davies on 01902 751119 or email

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