Your Senior Years (age 16-18) are the most important, challenging, and perhaps most rewarding years of your Whitgift life.
Whether you choose to study for International Baccalaureate (IB), A Level, or BTEC qualifications, you will find Whitgift an inspiring and engaging learning environment – unlike any you’ve known before. Sixth Form is a very different learning experience, designed to prepare you for your chosen path after Whitgift, whether that lies in Higher Education or not.
INDEPENDENCE AND TRUST
You will enjoy more independence and be trusted with more responsibility. You will learn to manage your own time effectively and take initiative. And you will develop mature and personal relationships with your fellow students and teachers, who will continue to inspire and stretch you academically, helping you to achieve more than perhaps you believed you could.
HELP ALONG THE WAY
You will of course be supported along the way. Your Form Tutors and the Sixth Form team will be there to inspire, encourage, and advise you throughout. You’ll also be able to make use of the purpose-built Sixth Form Centre, with a Common Room for relaxing and socialising, leading off to private study rooms, extensive computer facilities, offices for careers and university advice, and the extensive pastoral team, who are there to support you.
LEADERSHIP, DEVELOPMENT AND COLLABORATION
Of course, while of chief importance, your academic success is not the only goal of a successful Sixth Form career. And you will find that, wherever your talents or interests may lie, Whitgift’s extensive co-curricular programme will offer you incredible opportunities to excel and to develop your leadership skills, collaborating with younger students and helping them to develop, as you were helped before. Ultimately, your Sixth Form education is designed to prepare you to leave us as a well-rounded, capable, and grounded young man, well equipped to succeed in whatever path you choose to be your own.
Jack IB student & Thespian
The Whitgift Sixth Form production is an annual event in Lent Term. In 2019, the performance was one of short stories and one-act comedy vaudevilles by Russian playwright Anton Chekov, adapted by Michael Frayn. In March 2020, the cast performed 1930s comedy set in the South of France, French without Tears.
Whitgift is the number one boys' school for IB, number 6 overall in the UK and number 15 in the Global Top 50 IB Schools. The School has also received recognition from The Sunday Times Parent Power for being positioned as London's best performing boys' independent school according to Sixth Form results
Summer School Student Hosts demonstrate Global Citizenship
Whitgift's student hosts are Sixth Formers from Whitgift and Old Palace of John Whitgift who ensure that Summer Schools' visiting International Students are welcomed and speak us much English as possible.
Our student's success has made Whitgift London's top independent boys school based on sixth form results (2019)
14 Oxbridge entrants (2019)
Our Sixth Formers are supported in their further study or work aspirations by a dedicated team who provide expertise, tailored advice and guidance.