The Sixth Form

As one of the largest Sixth Forms in Essex we offer a varied academic curriculum combined with opportunities for personal development and real life experiences. These fundamental aspects of our Sixth Form life aim to equip our students with the skills, qualifications and mindsets that will enable them to be successful in their futures.


The overall entry requirement for our Sixth Form is at least 5 GCSEs including English Language and Mathematics at A*-C, usually with at least a B grade at GCSE in the subjects you wish to continue into A-level. Read more details about our entry requirements here.


Our students experience academic excellence through our high standard of teaching - from Art & Design to Physics to Business studies – our extensive A-level courses provide options for everyone. This, alongside our first rate Sixth Form dedicated facilities, makes us extremely proud of our fantastic learning environment and communal spirit. You can read more about our facilities, the subjects we offer and our advice on how to choose your A-levels in our prospectus..


Inevitably the two years of A-level study are challenging, but we strive to balance this with our commitment to support each and every student with advice, informed guidance and fun, valuable experiences along the way. If you want to learn a new language, organise a fundraising event for a passionate cause, challenge yourself in a work placement or simply meet new people, our enrichment program and extra-curricular trips are there to help you do just that.

Life beyond Sixth Form

Whilst many of our students have aspirations to attend university, some have no particular career in mind or intend to seek employment after leaving Sixth Form. Regardless, as a student at Davenant, we’ll encourage you to work hard but also make sure that we help you develop essential life skills that will prepare you for progression to university or an exciting new career.

Experience Davenant Sixth Form

How would we describe our Sixth Form? Sense of community. Friendly. Supportive. Exciting. Full of opportunities

But don’t take our word for it. Follow us on social media to get an insight into daily life at Davenant and see some of our top tips for your journey to, through and beyond Sixth Form.