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Sixth Form Life


We would like to wish a very warm welcome to all students, and their parents and carers, who have chosen to pursue their sixth form studies here at Colyton. 

Our sixth formers have established a long tradition of success at A-Level and in going on to highly aspirational futures beyond school. We believe strongly in the importance of a supportive & friendly environment as a basis for this success and think it important that we share with you our aims and values as a sixth form.

Life in the Sixth Form at Colyton Grammar School

Year 12 and year 13 both have designated common rooms, located in the Sixth Form Study Centre and Sindalls Building. This area allows students to work with others. Within the Sixth Form Study Centre there is a newly equipped café (2020), which is for sixth form use only.

Life in the Sixth Form by the Senior Prefect Team - YouTube


Sixth Form Entry Key Dates



Thursday 19 November 2020

Sixth Form Open Evening

Friday 20 November 2020  

Online application form available on website:

31 January 2021 at 4.00pm

Application round closes. The application round is now closed.

Wednesday 31 March 2021    Conditional offers / decisions communicated to applicants by this date

Applications open

August 2021 GCSE Results Day

Sixth form places confirmed

Day After GCSE Results Day

Programme enrolment


Preparation for sixth form

While we do not wish to overwhelm anyone with work, we do feel there is an excellent opportunity to make a head start on your sixth form and A-Level studies. 

Contained within the guide is a number of:

  • Suggested reading material
  • Suggested introductory tasks
  • Suggested enrichment material
  • For each A Level subject.

Click here to open the 'Preparation for Sixth Form Study' Guide

Sixth Form Library

The Library is fully accessible for sixth form students, with a dedicated silent sixth form only study room.  The Library has a flexible environment that supports silent study, quiet and comfortable reading, and class activities and lunchtime events.    

It is well equipped with journals, books and online newspaper subscriptions. Our print collection consists of over 18,000 titles, including modern fiction, classic novels, subject materials, and a careers library.  

 We subscribe to a wide range of specialist journals and magazines, including GCSE and A Level Reviews, the New Scientist, BBC Music, History Today, and daily newspapers (funded by the CGS Parents Association).  Our digital subscriptions include JSTOR, which is a digital library of articles, books, and primary sources, and a growing collection of ebooks and specialist material to support all areas of learning.

You will find all the details through the library’s online catalogue, which is also available as an Library App. 

Mrs Cox, our Librarian is available to support students through researching, referencing and exploring academic databases.  We provide support and guidance on research and referencing skills for sixth form and EPQ students. 


The Library Catalogue Link

Our Colyton Community



Year 13

I have been a student at Colyton since Year 7. While learning in lockdown was challenging, I believe that everyone returned to school with a new-found gratitude for education.
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Adam - Alumnus (OC2011)

Technology Manager

I am working for a growing tech company in San Francisco. I wanted to move to the States after completing a MPhil in American Politics - inspired by US history lessons at Colyton with Mr Gregson!
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Year 13 Student

Joining Colyton was far easier than I could have anticipated; the staff were supportive, the students were kind, and the learning environment was a perfect balance between ambitious and reassuring.
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Year 12 Student

Colyton is motivated, driven and supportive.
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As a Trustee I never cease to be impressed by the excellence and level of commitment of the team at Colyton, and to the sheer brilliance of our students.
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Alumnus OC1982

My headmaster, Mr Fox, was also amazing and also my next door neighbour and sometimes even gave me a lift to school when it was raining! We met up and reunited with classmates back in 2016.
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