Sixth Form at Portsmouth High School an exciting 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…

Being a member of our sixth form means being part of a unique, close-knit community of ambitious and adventurous learners, who work creatively and collaboratively to achieve their very best. Our pupils delight in both the academic and co-curricular opportunities we provide, as well as the important friendships that are forged and life lessons learned during this next important chapter of your life.

We offer a wide range of A Level subjects and will create a bespoke, personalised timetable for each of our pupils. This allows you to continue studying the subjects that you love, extending your understanding and exploring them in greater depth. You may also, of course, decide to pursue a new option and additionally, you can make use of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which is offered to all pupils, to enable you to research an area of particular interest and to further enhance your university applications.

PHS Sixth Formers are ambitious learners, who we encourage to seek out challenges, take risks and embrace opportunities. Our classes provide the chance for you to experience individualised learning and to form strong and productive working relationships with staff and peers alike.

Outside of the classroom, we offer a multitude of leadership pathways and initiatives to develop your sense of social responsibility. You may stand for election to the Head Girl or House Captain teams, offer peer support to your fellow pupils, represent the school in public speaking or as a member of one of our Duke of Edinburgh expedition teams, lead a charity fundraising project – the list is endless.

Through our Athene Programme, you will also be equipped with the knowledge and skills to handle all aspects of the next phase of your life. From careers guidance to money matters, cookery to driving, impressing at interview, and delivering the perfect presentation – we’ve got you covered.

The hallmark of a Portsmouth High School Sixth Former can be seen in both her success and her spirit. We will provide you with the confidence and competence you need to achieve; the lessons you learn here will stay with you throughout your life.

Mrs Katie Wood
Head of Sixth Form

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