Channing Sixth Formers

Sixth Form

Welcome to the Sixth Form

Why choose Channing?

You only have to open the glass doors to our state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre to get a sense that something special awaits. In these two years you will make the transition from school to university, both academically and socially: this is the place where your dreams can become reality. At Channing we know how to support you to realise your ambitions, as well as equipping you with the skills you need to succeed beyond school.

The school’s ethos of Girls Enjoying Success, without undue pressure, is perhaps more true in the Sixth Form than anywhere else in school. Our A Level classes are small, our teachers are all specialists in their subject areas and their lessons will challenge, stretch and inspire. You’re likely to think harder and laugh more in your A Level lessons than any others you’ve experienced. The result is that our students work hard because they want to, not because they have to.

The outcome? Outstanding A Level results and university offers met. Each year more than 85% of the year group will head to their first choice university, with the rest taking up excellent places at their insurance offers or through clearing. Many of these will be on highly competitive courses at prestigious universities in the UK and abroad. But we know that’s not the sum of every student’s aspirations and whatever your chosen path, our experienced university admissions and careers staff will be there to guide you.

However these two years are about far more than just A Level exams and university entry. We encourage you to develop an intellectual curiosity about the world through regular trips to exhibitions, conferences, museums, art galleries and the theatre in London, across the UK and abroad. Sixth Form students become the leaders of the school, setting up and running clubs and societies. And we offer you the chance to give back to the wider community through our outreach and partnership projects. This is a time when you will learn as much about yourself as the subjects you are studying.

Our alumnae always view their two years in the Sixth Form as ‘the time of their lives’, citing the fun they have, the friends they make and the opportunities it gives them to take a leading role in the life of the school. I have no doubt that the same will be true for you.

Mrs Lindsey Hughes