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Sixth Form

both boys and girls CAN apply directly to Rugby High Sixth Form

Why choose Rugby High School?

"It's the best decision I've made for my education."

  • One of the best state schools in the UK
  • A Levels in 2018 : 
    • 89,4%   A* - C 
    • 44%  A* - A
    • 13.7%  A*
    • 22% of students gained at least 3 grade As 
  • 7 students taking up places at Oxbridge
  •  Apprenticeship at Jaguar Land Rover
  • 11 minutes from Coventry/22 minutes from Northampton by train
  • Sixth Form car parking at school

Academic Excellence

At Rugby High School, we aim to provide an excellent academic education and to develop our students into confident, caring, ambitious and resilient adults who are ready for the next stage of their lives.

Students normally need 6 grade 6s (or the equivalent) at GCSE.  We expect students to take three full A Levels over the two years in Sixth Form and if you have gained at least 5A*/grade 8s at GCSE, you may do four subjects. The staff at Rugby High are highly committed and experienced in teaching both boys and girls; we have the skills, expertise and track record to assure continued success.  

 We acknowledge that there is a world of difference between studying for GCSEs and the more focused and academic rigour required of A Level study - we don’t want that to be a leap, but more a sequence of supported steps. So we provide individual study skills support to ensure you complete the full 2 year A Level qualifications with confidence.

Support and Guidance

We offer superb pastoral support and guidance. The Head of Sixth Form – Mrs Mireille Everton,  Sixth Form Manager- Mrs Geraldine Brown and Learning Mentor – Mr Max Nichols are supported by an experienced team of tutors who see students on a daily basis.

There is also a team of experienced PSHE teachers who provide support and information on a wide range of relevant topics; driving, sex education, drugs awareness and global issues. A large part of the guidance for Year 12 and Year 13 is based on their future plans. The school guides students through the UCAS process with advice on personal statements, talks from different universities and information on apprenticeships and gap years. Specialist help is also available for Oxbridge, medicine and veterinary science applications.  In the summer term, the school takes all of Year 12 to the UCAS convention and  a whole day off timetable is dedicated to different career options called Next Steps Day. 

A session from Mrs Dermott-Bond, Head of English, on how to approach employers for work experience 



Sport and Fitness: Students will be able to  part in up to 3 periods of fitness activities a week

Cooking Workshops on Wednesday afternoons

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Personal Development Opportunities

We also recognise that to be successful in today’s world, students need much more than just academic qualifications, therefore we offer a range of opportunities for students to develop skills which are highly regarded and valued by employers and universities. These include;

  • Young Enterprise
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Student Council
  • Work Experience
  • Volunteering
  • Posts of responsibility- Head Girl Team
  • House Captains
  • Sports Captains
  • Form Liaison Officers
  • Reading and Spelling mentors
  • Subject mentors

Results and Beyond

Academically we are a hugely successful school;  in 2018 70.6% of our A Level entries were graded A*-B.  51.4 % of our students gained places at a Russell Group universities.  We are equally very proud of those students who take gap years and work in communities across the globe as well as those who secure apprenticeships in companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Deloitte and the BBC.

We trust that our students will leave Rugby High emotionally and academically ready to move on to the next stage of their lives. We hope that our students will carry with them fond memories of  book character fancy dress day, raising money for local charities, taking part in the Sixth Form Entertainment production or attending various balls, and  that they will realise just how special a place Rugby High School is.

We hope that you will come and join us too.