Our seamless process ensures a smooth transition for Senior School pupils.

Senior to Sixth Form Transition

Current Senior School pupils, who wish to access the A level curriculum, are automatically awarded a Year 12 place without the requirement to go through an additional admissions application. The seamless process ensures a smooth transition for these pupils as they step into the realms of a more independent Sixth Form learning programme. 

Year 11 pupils are encouraged to firstly engage in individual discussions with subject teachers to explore the best A level options for them.  Subsequently, pupils and their parents will receive an invitation to meet with Miss Katherine Rich, Head of Sixth Form, and Miss Natasha Widdison, Head of Year 11. During this meeting, potential subject choices will be deliberated, and the School's high expectations will be outlined.

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Our current Year 11 pupils will already be familiar with many of the Sixth Form teachers and School buildings, including our newly refurbished Walters Sixth Form Centre as they transition from the Senior School.

Together with a greater diversity of subject offerings alongside the privileges extended to our Sixth Form students, our internal Year 11 pupils experience the exciting rite of passage similar to our external applicants. Pupils discover the unique opportunities and responsibilities Clifton High School offer by attending one of our open events and attending our Sixth Form Experience Day where they are able to try a selection of taster lessons. 

Once pupils have completed their GCSE examinations, they will be invited to attend the Transition Day, which  connects them with new pupils joining the cohort, play team building games and explore the varying areas that Sixth Form students are privileged to experience. Parents will also be invited to a Year Ahead Information Event where Miss Katherine Rich, together with the Year 12 Tutors will outline what an independent life associated with Clifton High School's Sixth Form embodies.