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.



With A Levels now being fully linear courses this has changed 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 Prospectus for 2020 Entry.

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 2021 Admissions

  • The Sixth Form Open Evening will not be taking place in it's traditional form this year. Instead, there will a full set of resources available from 19:00 on Wednesday 11 November 2020 to give you a feel for what to expect in the co-educational Sixth Form here at DCGS.
  • The documentation to make an application will all be available here from the 11 November.
  • The deadline for applications will be Wednesday 02 December 2020.
  • 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.

Music Scholarships

For September 2020, 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 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


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

If a student wishes to appeal against the decision that they have not been offered a place, they can do so by accessing and returning the form here.

Sixth Form admissions