Derby's Top Performing Sixth Form

As a vibrant community at the heart of the school, the Sixth Form offers excellent academic development coupled with a range of rewarding enrichment activities. It is the ideal friendly and supportive environment in which students currently in Upper 5 (Year 11) at Derby High School and those joining us from other schools can thrive.

Since September 2019 the Sixth Form is co-ed, receiving applications from girls and boys into Year 12 (Lower Sixth).

At Derby High we are extremely proud of our excellent exam results and are again this year the top performing school in Derby and the surrounding area.

At A level in 2020, 65% of all grades achieved were at A*- A and 92% were at A* - B, ensuring our students successfully gained places at prestigious universities for some of the most competitive courses. 

We believe in keeping our classes small so that you really get to know your teachers and in turn they can stretch you or provide extra help if you need it. You will also have your own personal tutor who will support you throughout your time here and guide you through the higher education application process.

We know that this is one of the most important times in your life and we want to help you achieve your full potential, both personally and professionally, as you make your way into the world of university and work.

We are delighted to invite you to our next Sixth Form virtual open event called Meet Our Sixth Form Students, live and online on Thursday 13th May at 6pm. You will have the opportunity to hear all about our Sixth Form, look around our facilities and ask questions to our students. To join us for this event please fill out the online form by clicking here or contact our Registrar. 

To watch our latest online Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening please click here. Here you will hear presentations from our Head, Mrs Chapman and Head of Sixth Form, Mr Gallagher. You can also watch presentations on all subjects offered at A level. 

If you would like to arrange a visit to Derby High to see for yourself the opportunities we offer, please contact our Registrar: admissions@derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk / 01332 514267.