The Co-Educational Sixth Form at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School aims to allow students to develop as individual learners by encouraging academic excellence and providing opportunities for leadership and the pursuit of specific interests. A key part of the work of the Sixth Form is to prepare students for the next stage of their life.

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Curriculum

From September 2017, all A Levels have moved over to new linear courses with all examinations being sat at the end of the two year course in Year 13. This will change the shape of the Sixth Form curriculum in schools. We have taken this as an opportunity to introduce the Challoner's Baccalaureate and full details can be found in our 2018 Prospectus.

Subject specific information is available by selecting the subject you are interested in from this list Art; Biology; Chemistry;Computer Science; Drama & Theatre; Economics; Electronics; English Literature; French; Further Mathematics; Geography; German; Graphic Communication; History; Mathematics; Music; Physics; Politics; Religious Studies, Philosophy & Ethics; Spanish; Sport BTEC.

Key dates for 2018 Admissions

  • Sixth Form Open Evening (for DCGS students and external applicants): Thursday 23rd November 2017, from 6pm. There will be a talk for external students at 6pm and then for current DCGS students at 6.45pm. These talks will be followed by the opportunity to visit A level subject areas and speak to current students about their experience of the co-educational sixth form.
  • Data collection form for new students wishing to be considered for September 2018 intake will be available here from 6pm on 23rd November 2017.
  • Deadline for applicants currently at DCGS is 4th December 2017
  • For external applicants the deadline is 11th December 2017.
  • Decisions will be communicated to external applicants towards the end of the spring term.

Advice for external applicants

Being a popular and successful school, Dr Challoner's receives a large number of applications to join the Sixth Form each year, and we welcome these applications. If you are interested, you may wish to read the Sixth Form section of our Admissions Policy to understand our entry requirements and how we make offers for places in the Sixth Form. All applications will be considered in due course. Please do not follow up your application by contacting the school unless you have a specific and urgent question. All offers given at that time are conditional, meaning they are reliant upon candidates achieving particular results in their GCSEs. Further details about these conditions would accompany any offer that is made.

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Music Scholarships

For September 2018, Dr Challoner’s Grammar School will be offering Music Scholarships to students starting in the Sixth Form. Music Scholarships will be awarded to any boy or girl who is studying A Level Music as one of their three or four subjects in the Sixth Form. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, candidates will have to meet the school’s normal Sixth Form admissions criteria (see www.challoners.com for details). Students would also have to have reached Associated Board Grade 6 (or equivalent) by the time of admission. There will be no auditions and current DCGS students as well as external applicants will be eligible provided they meet the criteria.

Scholarships will be worth £1000 per annum which is designed to cover the cost of tuition on the scholar’s principal instrument, provided either by the school’s own visiting music teachers or an external teacher. As Music Scholars, students would be expected to play a full and active part in the musical life of the school as defined by the Director of Music. Scholarships would be subject to renewal after the first year by which time Music Scholars would be expected to have reached Grade 7 standard. Music Scholarships are funded by the Dr Challoner’s Educational Trust.

All applicants to the Sixth Form opting for A Level Music will be contacted about the Music Scholarship scheme and will be asked to provide evidence of their Associated Board Grade 6 or equivalent. DCGS students naming A Level music on their Options Choice Form will also be contacted. Any questions about the Music Scholarship scheme should be addressed to Mr Matthew Tansley, Director of Music:

Mr Matthew Tansley, Director of Music

Questions

If you have any problems or questions about applications in general, then please email us:

Sixth Form admissions