Sixth Form Curriculum

“The best part of Sixth Form is the lessons. You get all the work done in a warm and friendly learning environment” Theo, Class of 2022 

The Sixth Form experience will differ from students’ experiences in school so far. They will benefit from smaller class sizes and university-style tutorials with specialist teachers. 

At CHS we can offer a variety of subjects which can be chosen in any combination alongside a range of extension ‘Plus 1’ options that offer different experiences and challenges and can be tailored to specific career ambitions. 

Our ‘Plus 1’ options are:

Our Plus 1 options give students the opportunity for academic stretch and breadth which will be hugely beneficial, either for university, an apprenticeship or applying for jobs after Year 13. They help to develop key skills outside of A level subjects with an opportunity to focus on an area of interest. In addition, EPQ, Core Maths and the Arts Award carry UCAS points and may be directly useful for university applications.

We believe that the vast majority of students would benefit from studying one of the ‘Plus 1’ qualifications above.

Visit our Sixth Form Options site here. 

Sixth Form Pathways


Our Pathways curriculum  aims to meet the needs of students with specific career ambitions and provide  skills, experiences and aspirations needed to succeed in a competitive world of work. The Pathways are delivered through time-tabled sessions in school and / or off-site through volunteering and placements in organisations relevant to their career goals. With access to advice from tutors and career experts, plus links from Old Waconians across a variety of industries, our Sixth Form students develop skills and valuable contacts which serve them well for the future. 

Students choose from Pathways in the Arts, Enterprise & Finance, Elite Sport, Medical Sciences, Modern Languages, Social Sciences & Humanities and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths).