In the sixth form, most pupils taking advanced courses are expected to take four subjects, three of which will be at A level and one at Advanced Subsidiary level, although some pupils may take four subjects to A level. Full details of the minimum GCSE qualifications required of the pupils taking an advanced course are published separately.
The A level courses normally include: Art and Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology, Economics, English Literature, French, Geography, German, History, Italian, Latin, Law, Pure Mathematics, Pure and Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Statistics, Further Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Portuguese, Spanish and Theology.
For pupils who do not fully meet the requirement for a full A level course, but who do achieve at least grade C in five GCSEs, including English, there is an Advanced Business Studies Course comprising Business Studies and Information Communication Technology at A level, Public Understanding of Science at AS level and courses in the Application of Number and Communication, leading to assessment and certification as Key Skills. This course is only open to pupils who have taken their GCSEs at the school.
All sixth formers, other than those taking Theology at A level or AS level, follow a general religious education programme in the sixth form.
All able pupils are expected to aim for university places. The school has well established links with several Oxford and Cambridge colleges.