Sixth Form


The transition to Sixth Form from GCSE is both challenging and exciting. It is the chance for students to develop their intellectual, communication, creative and leadership skills to provide a firm foundation for university life and beyond.

Strong Foundations

Those who have spent their earlier years at Lichfield Cathedral School will find that they are able to build on the strong foundations that will be in place. Newcomers at Sixth Form entry are welcomed for the fresh impetus and new perspectives they can bring and they will find they are quickly drawn into the School’s supportive community, making friends and building good working relationships with their new teachers.

The Sixth Form Centre is located at No.13 The Close in a beautiful Grade II Listed mansion house.

Academic Rigour

The spirit of intellectual enquiry is at the heart of teaching and learning at Lichfield Cathedral School. We offer a wide range of A Level subjects, as well as the Extended Project Qualification which helps students to further improve their independent research and presentation skills. The small size of tuition groups not only ensures that everyone is actively involved in discussion and debate, it also provides valuable opportunities to examine topics from different perspectives and link knowledge across the curriculum.

Students are expected to spend a minimum of four hours per week as study time, outside of the timetabled lessons, on each of their A Level subjects in Year 12, increasing to six hours per week for in Year 13. Part of a student’s study time will be spent in timetabled private study periods on the school site, in the study rooms, the library, or in faculty areas. Students will be supported by staff as they manage their own learning and develop lifelong learning strategies.

Find our more about Sixth Form Open Events and the Sixth Form Prospectus:

Simply contact the Admissions Team on 01543 306168 to arrange a meeting with the Head of Sixth Form and take a tour hosted by our current students.

Lichfield Cathedral School by Numbers

15000 School meals prepared in a year
19 Music ensembles
2011 The year Queen Elizabeth II last visited The Palace
113 Statues above main entrance to Lichfield Cathedral