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Open Evening

Welcome to our Sixth Form


Sixth Form Open Evenings

Our most recent Sixth Form Open Evening took place on Thursday 19th October 2023, 6-8pm.

Open evenings are a fantastic opportunity to hear from our teaching staff about the broad range of A Level and Vocational subjects on offer, our enrichment programme (including the Extended Project Qualification) and learn how to make an application to the Sixth Form.  

I understand that choosing the right Sixth Form is an important decision.  Post 16 study is a time for students to delve deeper into the subjects they love and to study new subjects. It is also a time to prepare for university and life beyond school.

As you will discover, we offer a unique culture and ethos which extends right throughout our school.  We are passionate about what we do and are uncompromising in our approach to provide the best educational experience for our students.  We are committed to supporting them in their next steps.  Our outstanding curriculum, pastoral and careers teams work with students to ensure that when it is time to leave us, they are fully equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence, ready to face the world of higher education and employment.  

Please look at our course guide which provides more information about the range of subjects on offer and any specific entry requirements.  The prospectus below contains further information about what life is like as a sixth form student at Altrincham College.

Please click here to find out how to apply.

Please contact a member of the sixth form team should you have any further questions.

I really believe that amazing things happen here.  I hope you will decide that Altrincham College is the right sixth form for you and I look forward to welcoming you soon. 

Mr A Mahmood,

Head of Sixth Form

You may like to watch our video to find out more about our sixth form:

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Watch our virtual tour of the sixth form centre:


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Sixth form FAQs:

When and how do I apply?

Applications for our Sixth Form are open from Thursday 19 October 2023.  Students can apply online by downloading and completing the application form below or by scanning the QR code.  Downloaded forms need to be handed to your form tutor (internal students) or posted to 6th form reception.  More information can be found here.

What is the application deadline?

The application deadline is Wednesday 13th December 2023

What happens once I have applied?

A confirmation letter will be sent within two weeks of receipt of your application form.  Once the deadline passes, subject blocks will be finalised.

From February 2024, external students will be invited to attend a short interview with Mr Mahmood, Head of Sixth Form, to discuss their subject choices. 

Internal students will be notified if their chosen subjects create a clash and will be invited to discuss this with Mr Mahmood.  Students will receive conditional offer letters in the spring term.  

Prior to enrolling with us, students will be invited to our Taster Day at school, planned for June/July 2024.

How do I enrol?

Enrolment is expected to happen on GCSE Results Day for internal students and the following day for external students.

What courses do you offer?

We pride ourselves on offering a wide range of both A Level and vocational courses.  Please refer to the course booklet at the bottom of this page.

What does the school day look like?

Our school day is split into five teaching periods.  Registration starts at 8:45am, followed by period one at 9.05am.  Each period lasts an hour and the school day ends at 3.15pm.  Students in both years have built in study periods.  Our Learning Resource Centre is a quiet place for students to work, read or use a computer during this free time.

What is enrichment?

We encourage students to fully embrace sixth form life by getting involved in clubs or using their free time for volunteering or mentoring younger students.  In Year 12, students can opt to study for an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) in addition to their programme, worth the equivalent to 0.5 A Levels in UCAS points.  Find out more about the wide range of opportunities available here

Student Leadership Team

Our Student Leadership Team meet every Monday.  They are empowered to make decisions about sixth form life on behalf of their peers.  

Will I receive support with university or apprenticeship applications?

Yes, we have two members of staff who work directly with students on their UCAS (university) or apprenticeship applications.  Find more information about applying to university and apprenticeships.

What is the dress code?

During Monday – Thursday we operate a strict ‘look smart, feel smart’ business dress code.  Students who adhere to this are allowed to ‘dress down’ on a Friday!  

How do I get to school?

There are 7 school buses which are dedicated to serving Altrincham College.  Please visit our bus information page for full details.

Can I purchase food and drink in the Sixth Form?

Yes, you can purchase a variety of hot and cold drinks, snacks and delicious meals.  Find out more about the sixth form’s Café Connect.

Do you offer any financial support for students?

Bursary funding is available for some students who may need help with the costs incurred when staying in full-time education.  Bursary application forms are included in our enrolment packs and the deadlines are clearly stated.  Should a student’s financial situation change, applications can be accepted all year.