The Sixth Form at Portsmouth High School offers the excitement of academic challenge

Sixth Form

“Welcome to Portsmouth High Sixth Form, a leading independent Sixth Form in Hampshire achieving outstanding A Level results year after year. A thriving and vibrant community with a strong sense of its own identity within the school.”

Welcome to Portsmouth High Sixth Form and to an exciting new phase in your life…

Ask any student what they enjoy most about our Sixth Form and they will tell you it’s that sense of being part of a community, supporting each other and having a shared ambition to be the very best.

Now is your chance to study those subjects you have always loved in greater depth, or, if you prefer, choose an entirely new option which sparks your imagination.

At Portsmouth High we encourage our girls to have ambition and to fully embrace opportunity. Key to success is our offer of an individualised and inspiring learning experience, where girls take risks and seek challenges. Small teaching groups enable bespoke and personalised teaching providing an appropriate platform for students to flourish.

But it’s not just about examination results—being part of Portsmouth High Sixth Form brings you a wide range of leadership opportunities, from Head Girls to House Captains, public speaking to peer support.  We have an innovative leadership programme for all our students, including personal development plans which will help you achieve your true potential.

Add to this the Athene programme, which provides enrichment beyond academic study with girls learning essential life skills such as driver awareness, money matters, cookery and interview/presentation skills. You can be confident that you will leave Portsmouth High Sixth Form ready for university, for the world of work—and for life.

Rob Smith
Head of Sixth Form

What current Sixth Form students say…

I definitely feel I have become more confident since starting the Sixth Form. The freedom and informality are matched with responsibility and support. Staff are always willing to advise and help.

Moving to a new school has worked so well for me. I’ve learnt so much and I love the independence and working with like-minded people. It feels friendly and dedicated – everyone wants the best for you – and the diversity and choice means that everyone has a sense that they belong.

“We live by our philosophy that happy students achieve the greatest success”