Sixth Form

Thank you for considering Magdalen Sixth Form for the next stage in your education.  We offer an academically focused post-16 curriculum which includes a broad range of A-level subjects and other courses. You can find out more with the resources below.

Application Form

To apply to our Sixth Form, please complete the online application From for September 2024 entry. Please click Sixth Form application 2024.  

 Sixth Form Open Evening Thursday 2nd November 8


Entrance Criteria

Like all Sixth Forms we do ask students to have a minimum level of GCSE grades for acceptance on to our courses.  These are:

- an average point score of 4 or better across all GCSEs taken
- GCSE Grade 6 is needed to study for A levels in the particular subjects that have a higher tier GCSE paper (Languages, Mathematics, Sciences - Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
- Grades 6-5 in GCSE Combines Science will be sufficient to study any individual Science A level
- A GCSE resit can be taken in either Maths or English (but not both)

We have not set eligibility criteria for other subjects which means that you may study an A level without having studied it at GCSE, recognising there may be challenges in doing so.


Sixth Form at Magdalen

For more information which was shared at our Open Evening back in November, please access the PDF below. It contains information about how to apply, our Sixth Form Ethos as well as the Academic Curriculum and Personal Development opportunities at Magdalen Sixth Form.

Sixth Form Open Evening Leaflet 2023

Choosing to study in our Sixth Form opens up a new world of learning. Students are encouraged to make careful choices about the design of their personal academic curriculum, selecting a range and mix of subjects that they will find interesting and valuable. We are dedicated to providing excellence and rigour in each of our subjects.

Every student's selection of 3 or 4 subjects at A-level is complemented by our Extended Project and Magdalen Scholarship programme. We value learning to research, reflect and analyse in our subject specialisms and beyond. Students can re-sit either Maths or English GCSE - we cannot enrol students who need to resit both.

Sixth Form students also benefit from our personal development curriculum which ensures they are well-prepared to make positive contributions to their community and next place of study.

You can find out more about our school in general from the school website and introductory video:


SIXTH FORM at MAGDALEN COLLEGE SCHOOL (Please note this will open in YouTube)

You can find out more about the Sixth form from the Sixth form prospectus and information video:

Current A Level offerings

Sixth Form prospectus

Sixth Form overview video

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To view our courses in more details - please click Sixth Form Course information.

For specific information regarding A-level courses - please click A-level courses

If you have questions regarding Sixth Form, please email our Sixth Form team.

If you can’t decide on your future pathways, see our guidance: Can't decide? Post-GCCSE Choices

Post 16 Travel

For information on Post 16 travel arrangements please see the NCC Post 16 Transport page.