Sixth Form Admissions

The best way to learn more about our outstanding Sixth Form is to visit and have a guided tour. If you would like to see what we have to offer please contact our Registrar, Kristy Orpwood by phone: 01332 514267 or by email: admissions@derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk. We would be delighted to welcome you. 

To view our Senior and Sixth Form Prospectus, click here

We would encourage you to apply in the Autumn Term but you can apply to join our Sixth Form at any time during your final year of GCSE.  The expected minimum requirement for entry is 7 full GCSE passes at grade A*-B (or 9-6) including English and Maths at grade 5 or above.  Any student who finds they do not quite meet the requirements will be considered on an individual basis.  

Our next Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday 3rd November, giving students (both from Derby High and elsewhere) the opportunity to talk to our dedicated subject staff to find out more about the A Level courses we offer.  For more information on our Open Evening please click here. 

Scholarship and Award applications can be made at any point during the academic year but we recommend the Autumn Term. There are two core papers in English and maths and then subject specific papers in the chosen academic subject. We also offer Awards in Sport, Music and Drama which would involve an audition and interview. Scholarships and Awards start at £500 discount on the full fee. 

If you are considering joining Derby High School in the Sixth Form further details are available in the Sixth Form Options & Information Brochure, which we would be happy to send to you. Throughout the admissions process our Registrar is available to answer any questions and help you through the application process.