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 following our Open Evening in November 2022 - please click this link:


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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 in their own right. 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 programmes, and our Statistical Research Methods course. We value learning to research, reflect and analyse in our subject specialisms and beyond.

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:

School introductory video

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

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


Application Form

To complete an application for Sixth Form, please use this form: SIXTH FORM APPLICATION FORM

The initial deadline for applications was December 2022, and options blocks / classes are being created based on the subjects students choose.  However, students are welcome to apply after right up until September 2023 but choices and choice combinations may not be included in creating the option blocks. Please contact us via if you'd like to apply.

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 5x GCSE grade 4s including Maths and an English GCSE for general entry to sixth form.  In in addition we ask for: a minimum of grade 6 at GCSE in the subject to study Mathematics and languages: to study a Science including Psychology we ask for a minimum of 1 grade 6 and 1 grade 5 in GCSE Sciences (Physics is 1x6 and 1x5 in GCSE sciences and a grade 6 in Maths); access to study Further Maths is at the discretion of the Head of Faculty. We have not set access grades for other subjects, which means that you may study an A level without having studied it at GCSE, while recognising there may be challenges in doing so.

Post 16 Travel

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