Our Sixth Form academic curriculum is unashamedly predicated on the Russell Group facilitating subjects, which aim to give students the widest choice of courses for university study and beyond.
All of our subjects are offered as two year, linear A-level courses. Our Heads of Department work closely with their counterparts at Eton College to ensure that the curriculum and its delivery, are of the highest possible standard and that the work of our students is moderated against that of their Eton peers. This ensures that when it comes to university entrance, our students are competitive with the best there are.
Entrance to Holyport College Sixth Form has the following GCSE (or equivalent) entry requirements:
- A minimum average GCSE point score (APS) of 6.00 across the student’s best eight subjects
- A minimum grade 6 in English and 5 in Maths if not included in the APS above
Students will also need to meet any specific entry requirements for the subjects they would like to study.
Sixth Form Curriculum Guide 2024
Our co-curriculum is a central part of our school day, with regular times given over to societies, games and activities every afternoon and beyond the school day.
We are proud to compete against both state and independent schools in the full range of team sports, from rugby and netball to cricket, rounders and athletics as well as in less main- stream sports such as Eton Fives and petanque! Our relationship with Eton College allows our students access to their world class sporting facilities for many of our home fixtures and our rowing squads benefit from the use of Olympic venue Eton Dorney Rowing Lake for training. Holyport students also have access to Eton’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF) which is open to both boys and girls.
Alongside sports, we have a wide range of cultural and academic activities on offer: students in the Sixth Form can choose from drama societies, orchestras, choirs, ensembles and societies allowing them to deepen their knowledge of their chosen academic subjects beyond the traditional A-level curriculum.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is flourishing at Holyport College, with many of our students involved, and we hope many of our Sixth Form students will go on to achieve the Gold Award.
Likewise, there are many opportunities, through the co-curricular programme, to give something back to the community: by running a club or society for younger students; by coaching a sports team; by mentoring a student who may be struggling academically or emotionally or by volunteering at a local primary school or elsewhere in the community.
Furthermore, students in the Sixth Form have access to a wide and varied range of visiting speakers and have the opportunity to attend society meetings at Eton College