Sixth Form

The majority of Emmanuel students stay with us from 11 to 18 with a small intake coming directly into the Emmanuel Sixth Form.  Here at Emmanuel our aim is to help young men and women achieve their academic best and develop character to make a positive difference in the world they live in as they become leaders of the future.

Probably the best preparation for adulthood is to do hard things.  The Emmanuel Sixth Form will certainly push you out of your comfort zone.  Academically we focus on traditional, facilitating A levels which are still the ‘gold standard’ for universities and employers. Every student in the sixth form will be challenged to serve others in a leadership role and this may be in leading a choir, coaching or mentoring younger students or working with orphans in Africa.

If you are in year 11 and feel excited at the thought of taking on the Sixth Form challenge then we would love to work with you.  Places are limited and competition strong so talk to your teachers about what would be the best route for you into further study.  If you are not currently an Emmanuel student look carefully at the sixth form prospectus and contact the College to find out more information.

16-19 Discretionary Bursary

All students, depending on their financial circumstances, may apply for a discretionary bursary to study in the Sixth Form.  There are two categories of bursary, the first recognising those students facing personal financial constraints and the second in support of students where household income may restrict educational opportunity.

Details of the full Discretionary Bursary Award Policy are available here or by contacting Mrs Whiteley at Emmanuel College.

If you believe you may qualify for a discretionary award, then you and your son or daughter need to complete the application form which will be issued at the start of September, and return it in confidence to Miss J Thompson (Sixth Form Pastoral Lead) who will make the initial assessment. The size of bursaries will depend on the number of people applying for our fixed sum; you must return your application by 30 September each year.

A Level courses are currently offered in:

  • English literature
  • English language
  • Mathematics and further mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics, chemistry and biology
  • Economics
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • History
  • Geography
  • Technology


  • Religious studies
  • Politics
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Applied ICT
  • BTEC engineering
  • BTEC science
  • BTEC business
  • CTEC sport and physical activity

Read stories of students’ careers through the Emmanuel sixth form and beyond…