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Welcome To

Holmes Chapel 6th Form College


As Director of HC6F I would like to welcome you to our website.   I am delighted to be part of a community of motivated young people in an environment with a drive for excellence.


As a successful and supportive Sixth Form College all staff, students and parents work together to ensure that students are able to meet their full academic potential and that they are prepared for a changing world.  


Students at HC6F are fortunate to have exclusive use of purpose built facilities including; study areas, relaxation areas as well as a Sixth Form cafe.  


We are very proud of the consistent success and achievements of our students. At the end of their two years at HC6F, students primarily go on to Higher Education and an increasing number onto higher degree apprenticeship.  This is testament to the success of the Sixth Form College in preparing students for a changing world.


We are proud of the varied opportunities that can be offered here at HC6F and we actively encourage students to take full advantage of these.  Included in these opportunities are student leadership positions, enrichment programme, extra-curricular activities and gifted and talented opportunities.


As a high performing Sixth Form setting we continue to pursue excellence in all that we do and in doing so we regularly review our provision.  At the forefront of this are the needs of the students and therefore student voice is at the heart of this.  We seek to ensure that students are at the heart of their sixth Form.


This is an exciting and crucial time in the educational journey of our young people. The Sixth Form team very much look forward to guiding our students through this journey to success and onto their next destination.



Students at Holmes Chapel Sixth Form College have excellent facilities at their disposal for relaxation and self-supported study purposes:


The Sixth Form Study Area in the Sixth Form Centre:


  • Exclusive use by Sixth Form students

  • Computers with internet access

  • High speed wireless internet access for laptops, chromebooks and mobile devices

  • Access to Careers Advisor


The Independent Learning Zone


  • Exclusive use by Sixth Form students

  • Computers

  • Wi-fi

  • Group work areas with shared monitors for connection to personal devices


The Sixth Form Cafe and Social Area


  • Exclusive use by Sixth Form students

  • Bean to cup coffee, drinks and snacks as well as freshly made sandwiches and hot food

  • High speed wireless internet access for laptops and mobile devices

  • Comfortable seating area for catching up with friends

The atrium and break out spaces

  • Benches, tables and chairs in the atrium for exclusive use by Sixth Form students

  • Break out spaces with soft seating


Sixth Form meeting rooms


  • Can be booked by students to do collaborative work


The Learning Centre (LC) (which includes library, A level reference books and computer facilities) when not booked for use by lower school classes


Sporting facilities for sole use for Sixth Form recreational sports at designated times in the timetable, with the support of a member of the PE faculty


The Fitness Suite at a reduced rate for Sixth Form Students



Grades well above target


of students went on to study at Universities


of grades at A*/A


retention rate


pass rate in all subjects


We very much look forward to welcoming you to our Sixth Form College and want to make the application process as simple as possible. 

Our entry requirements will be dependent on which pathway you choose. 

  • An A Level only pathway will require you to have achieved 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above. 

  • A combination pathway of both A Levels and BTEC qualifications will require you to have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (including English and Maths).

Some subjects have additional entry requirements, refer to the subject information sheets or speak to a member of staff for more information.

Click here for our Entry Policy

Download our Application form
Application Timeline
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Sixth Form Open Evening 

October 12th 2023 - Open Evening - Applications Open

October 31st & 1st November  2023 - Sixth Form Taster days

Applications Processed

November 2023

Post 16 Consultation Meetings

Dec-Jan 2023/2024

Offer Letters Sent Out

January 2024

Opportunity For Early Enrollment

March 2024

Sixth Form Transition Event

July 2024

Exam Results & Enrollment Day

August 2024

Start HC6F

September 2024


Level 3 Courses Offered for 2024 Entry

Enrichment Options

All students in the Sixth Form take part in our Enrichment Programme. This includes:-



Holmes Chapel Sixth Form

Selkirk Drive

Holmes Chapel



Tel: 01477 410500

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