Welcome to our Sixth Form Virtual Open Event. We have lots of information on this page, and throughout our website, which will help you to understand more about the co-educational Sixth Form here at DCGS.

Information about the admissions process for students wishing to join the school in the Sixth Form is available at the foot of the page. Students currently at DCGS should follow the instructions sent home.

Here is an introductory video from Mr Atkinson (Headmaster) and Mr Colquhoun (Director of Sixth Form)

Video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/3yRNy1UYvUQ

Our Prospectuses

SIXTH FORM PROSPECTUS FOR 2021 ENTRY

Whole School Prospectus

See what went on at DCGS in the last academic year by dipping into our school magazine, Ad Astra.

Comments from our recent OFSTED inspection

In November 2019 the school was inspected by OFSTED under their brand new, and more rigorous, framework. We were delighted to receive Outstanding across all categories. One of the areas that was specifically looked at was the Sixth Form and in their comments the inspectors recognised that the Challoner’s Baccalaureate curriculum model was very strong and was implemented very effectively across the school, delivering academic excellence and producing caring citizens. The quality of teaching seen in Sixth Form lessons was very high, with excellent demonstration of subject expertise.

  • Students enjoy and value the facilities they have, and have great respect for the quality of the school and its teachers.
  • Teachers and Sixth Form leaders provide excellent role models.
  • The range of extra-curricular activities is exceptional, and students value them.
  • Integration of new students is very effective - they feel welcomed into the school.

You can see full report please see here and the quote below is taken from it:

The recent expansion of the Sixth Form to admit girls has been hugely successful. The quality of education in the Sixth Form is exceptional, enabling all students to thrive. Sixth-formers play a full role in school life, with many having significant leadership responsibilities. In addition, many students actively support the local community. Students are supported well to manage their own time and work independently. Careers education is an important part of the curriculum. Students are well informed about different career pathways and future study options. Over four fifths of sixth-formers gain access to their first choice of the top universities either in the UK or abroad.

Experience of a student joining the Sixth Form

Sasha Lomax, our Deputy School Captain, shares her experiences of joining the school in the video below

Video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/rU5UyzGpm9w

Subject Specific Advice

When we survey the students in our Sixth Form students the number one comment they have is about the enthusiasm, knowledge and kindness of the teaching staff here at DCGS. To help give you a feel for this, alongside advice on exactly what each subject involves, we have a number of videos below from Subject Leaders as well as Student Experience from our Class of 2020 students and an Information Sheet.

Art: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

Biology: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

Chemistry: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

Computer Science: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

Drama: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

Economics: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

Electronics: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

English: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

French: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

Further Maths: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

Geography: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

German: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

Graphics: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

History: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

Maths: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

Music: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

Physics: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

Politics: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

RS/Philosophy: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

Spanish: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

SportBTEC: Subject Leader, Student Experience, Information Sheet

EPQ: Exhibition Video, Student Experience

Student videos from Y12 students

As part of the Challoners Baccalaureate students all take part in Team Projects. At the start of Year 12, and one of the highlights of the Sixth Form, is the London Challenge (video here from 2019). Sadly this could not take place this year, so instead, we set students the challenge of producing videos on a range of topic areas. We hope that these give you a sense of how the students view the Sixth Form at the early stage of their time with us.

GENERAL: To help get an idea of the different areas of the school we have a Tour as well as a video showing a Day in the Life of a Sixth Former. All students follow the Challoner’s Baccalaureate and you can get a student view here. We pride ourselves on the Pastoral Support available to support students during their time with us and then some students share their Best Experiences so far. We are hugely proud of our Duke of Edinburgh programme and you can hear more about this from our student leaders here.

SUBJECT FOCUS: Here are a selection of videos that the Year 12 students have made on a number of the subjects that are offered in the Sixth Form: Art & Graphics, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Geography, German, Maths, Music, RS, Spanish, EPQ

Any Questions?

We hope that the information here is able to answer the majority of questions that you have, however if there is anything that you would like to ask then please email: sixthform-admissions@challoners.com

Video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/EGJ53ypKr2c

Admissions Process

For advice on the Admissions process for students looking to join DCGS in the Sixth Form please see the video here from our Director of Sixth Form, Mr Colquhoun.

Advice for external applicants

Being a popular and successful school, DCGS 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.

To make an Application

We hope that you have found the information here useful in giving you an insight into life in the Sixth Form at DCGS. If you would like to make an application to join us in September 2021, please complete the online Data Collection Form. The deadline for submission is 02 December 2020.

Email: Sixth Form admissions