A seamless process ensures a smooth transition for pupils within our community.

Senior to Sixth Form Transition

Pupils who are already enrolled in our Senior School are automatically awarded a place in Year 12 without needing to go through an additional admissions application, if it is felt that A level study is the correct path for them. This seamless process ensures a smooth transition for pupils within our community.

Individual discussions with subject teachers are highly encouraged during Year 11 to explore the best A level options. Pupils and their parents will be invited to a meeting with our Head of Sixth Form, Miss Katherine Rich, and Miss Natasha Widdison, Head of Year 11, to discuss subject choices, as well as to outline the high expectations we hold as a School.

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Whilst our Year 11 pupils will be familiar with some of the teachers and buildings, our newly refurbished Walters Sixth Form Centre, greater diversity of subject offering, and privileges instilled in our Sixth Form students, allows our internal pupils to experience this exciting rite of passage similarly to our external applicants. Pupils will 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 can try a selection of taster lessons. 

After pupils have completed their GCSE exams, they will be invited to attend a transition day, where they will be able to meet new pupils joining the cohort , play some team building games and explore some of the different areas that Sixth Form Students are privileged to experience. Parents are then also invited to a Year Ahead Information Event where Miss Rich and the Year 12 tutors will outline what life is like in our mature and exciting Sixth Form.