About St. Michael's Sixth Form


Most students will take 4 A-level subjects, though we carefully consider the individual programme of choices for each student and may make recommendations about the best route to pursue in light of previous achievements and personal strengths.  As a result, some will take more than 4 A-Levels and others less.

We understand the importance at this stage for each individual to gain the correct guidance when choosing subjects that will lead them onto their chosen degree path. We also believe in encouraging and fostering independent learning as a way of preparing our pupils for the demands of higher education.

At St. Michael’s we focus strongly on high value subjects and student application/entry into the top universities. Each year we have great success with student progression to degree courses in a wide range of subject areas, including some of the most competitive courses which attract many of our pupils – Dentistry, Finance, Law, Medicine and Pharmacy.

We always have a high ranking within the independent schools’ list and we pride ourselves on our students’ consistently strong results. We adopt an holistic approach to the university application process, helping pupils with personal statements, choices of course and institution, attendance to sixth form taster courses in Business, Law and Medicine as well as ensuring they focus on value aspects of their CV. This support regularly results in 100% entry into Higher Education.

Support for International Students

International students can join the A-Level Programme with a minimum entry requirement of IELTS 5.5.  Students elect 3 A-Level subjects and IELTS is the fourth option. International students who are fluent in English will of course be allowed to study 4 A-Level subjects. Please scroll down to IELTS Lessons Year 12 & 13 on the International Students page >>

What we can offer:

  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Small class sizes
  • Flexible timetabling arrangements
  • Supervised study
  • One-to-one assistance with university application
  • Wide range of A Level subjects
  • Expectation of student commitment and achievement
  • Specialist teaching for University entrance exams
  • Weekly and termly boarding accommodation available
  • Dedicated Sixth Form IT and Library facilities
  • Opportunities for a wide range of extra curricular activities