Sixth Form Admissions

Hi, I am Miss Sue Callaghan and I am available to answer any queries you may have about applying to our Sixth Form. If you would like to come and see the Sixth Form and what we have to offer please contact me by phone: 01332 514267 or by email:,. We would be delighted to arrange a private tour for you.

If you were unable to attend our last Virtual Open Morning, this is now available to watch on You Tube by clicking here

To view our Senior and Sixth Form Prospectus, click here

We would encourage you to apply in the Autumn Term but you can apply to join our Sixth Form at any time during your final year of GCSE.  The expected minimum requirement for entry is 7 full GCSE passes at grade A*-B (or 9-6) including English and Maths at grade 5 or above.  Any student who finds they do not quite meet the requirements will be considered on an individual basis.  

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is in October each year, giving students (both from Derby High and elsewhere) the opportunity to talk to our dedicated subject staff to find out more about the A Level courses we offer.  Due to current restrictions this year we held this event online. To view all the subject presentations and an overall introduction to Derby High Sixth Form click here

Scholarship and Award applications can be made at any point during the academic year but we recommend the Autumn Term. There are two core papers in English and maths and then subject specific papers in the chosen academic subject. We also offer Awards in Sport, Music and Drama which would involve an audition and interview. Scholarships and Awards start at £500 discount on the full fee. 

If you are considering joining Derby High School in the Sixth Form further details are available in the Sixth Form Options & Information Brochure, which I would be happy to send to you. Throughout the admissions process I am available to answer any questions and I look forward to welcoming you to the school.

Miss Sue Callaghan, Registrar