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Sixth Form

The Sixth Form at Old Swinford Hospital provides a fantastic opportunity for 16-18 year old students to flourish and develop, both academically and personally.

  • Offering Tailored Boarding, Flexi-Boarding and Day Places

  • Beautiful historic grounds

  • Welcoming students from all over the world

  • Double national rugby champions

  • More than 45 co-curricular activities

  • 10 music ensembles and choirs

  • Campus-based environment

  • Tailored one-to-one careers advice

  • Individualised Oxbridge and medical application support

  • Higher and degree apprenticeship guidance

  • Specialist laboratories

  • Exciting new art studios

  • Extensive sports facilities

  • Wide range of enrichment opportunities

  • Extended project qualification (EPQ)

Entry requirements

All applicants who are offered a place must achieve the minimum grade requirement of GCSE Grade 5 or above in at least six subjects, including Maths and English (or an agreed equivalent for those who did not sit GCSEs).  Specific subjects will also have minimum grade requirements which must be achieved.  Details of all subject-specific requirements are outlined in the prospectus. 

Given that A level is a considerable step up from GCSE, we encourage A level students to choose subjects in which they achieved a minimum Grade of 6 at GCSE.  We also expect students to have completed a fair amount of preparation in the summer before they start the courses.  Recommendations of preparatory work are detailed in the Welcome Pack students receive prior to joining us.

A Word From Our Students

The School takes effect on young people

"It is pretty clear that the School takes effect on young people and does set them up for life after OSH. Either if that's university or that's into employment, t does set you up in a very strong position." – Noah, Year 13 student and Head Boy

Ready to join?

Head to the Admissions page to book your boarding tour and start the application process. We look forward to welcoming you.