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At Sutton High Sixth Form you can expect your unique strengths to be known and nurtured to ensure that you reach your full potential and achieve results that open doors. 

Through an unparalleled subject choice and personalised teaching delivered by subject matter experts, you will feel empowered and well-equipped to face your next chapter.

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A Sixth Form like no other

You will be taught in university-style seminar groups, with average class sizes of seven.

The curriculum is personalised, exciting and unique. Our timetable is built around what you want to study. No option blocks and no restriction on numbers. We guarantee to run any subject on offer, even if it’s just you who wants to study it!

You will feel enabled and confident in taking ownership of your learning, with expert guidance so that you can make informed choices. 

You will be well-equipped with the life-skills to prepare you for your future beyond education. You will leave us feeling ready for forever, whatever the future may be. 

Boosting your potential

Despite a challenging year, Covid-19 did not stop our girls from securing places at first choice universities, with 85% of our 2020 A Level students accepting places at Russell Group universities and 100% achieving A*-C grades. 

Many girls who join us far exceed the results they are expected to achieve after their GCSEs, and their accomplishments come as no surprise to us. This is because our value-added scores are exceptionally high year after year. This is the actual difference a school makes to the attainment of students between two stages of their education, and we are proud of our statistics for boosting girls' grades.

Our subjects 

From traditional to more creative A Level courses, we adapt to what you want to study, adding in new subjects in light of your interests.

  • Art
  • Biology 
  • Business Studies (new for 2021) 
  • Chemistry 
  • Classical Civilisation (new for 2021) 
  • Computer Science
  • Design Technology 
  • Drama and Theatre
  • Economics 
  • English Literature 
  • French 
  • Geography
  • German 
  • History
  • Latin
  • Maths and Further Maths
  • Music
  • Photography (new for 2021) 
  • Phyiscal Education
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology 
  • Religious Studies 
  • Sociology  (new for 2020)
  • Spanish 

In Year 12, you will start with four subjects, giving you the chance to ‘try before you buy’, before moving to three subjects in October. 

Study with no boundaries 

Highly regarded by top universities, we run the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The EPQ holds UCAS tariff points, often leading to reduced offers and helps you to build the skills you need for degree-level study. You have complete freedom to choose your own project, with one-to-one support and guidance from a personal supervisor.

The EPQ is an extension to our personalised Sixth Form curriculum, and girls produce some fantastically unique, creative projects. Previous examples have included writing a novel, building a car engine, analysing the biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef and compiling a report on whether the NHS should provide acupuncture as a treatment for migraine.

Through the EPQ you will gain the skills to successfully research, execute and present a degree-style piece of work before you even get to university, giving you a head start when applying for a competitive course.