Welcome to the Sixth Form


The Sixth Form was graded as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2015.

The Sixth Form at Cheam High School has around 500 students and we are very proud of all of our students. We are in the enviable position of seeing them grow, mature and develop which is incredibly satisfying. The experience we provide for all students enables them to achieve very well, both academically and personally. The Sixth Form Management Team consists of 11 members of staff and together with more than 30 tutors work incredibly hard to support all students, academically and pastorally, to achieve their goals.

Our curriculum is vast with 28 A level courses and 15 Vocational courses on offer. Students are able to choose a combination of these courses or just A levels or Vocational subjects. Our teaching and learning is of the highest standard and is regularly monitored to ensure students receive the best education and opportunities.

All students have a range of enrichment opportunities to build up their extra-curricular experiences which helps when applying for university or a job or apprenticeship. The support we provide for every student in the progression route they decide is second to none. Students can be a prefect, mentor students, contribute to the school and local community and undertake a week's work experience.

Tutor time and assemblies are compulsory and are a vital part of the week. Praise is widespread across the sixth form and in many forms. Sixth form events are regular to enable students to have fun and relax away from the demands of their studies as well as earn community cup points for their tutor group and raise money for the Sixth Form charity. Events include challenge weeks, tutor & tutee Masterchef, decoration making and tombolas.

Post 16 exam results for 2019 were very strong, following a very successful year in 2018.  Highlights include:

  • 10% of entries graded at the highest possible  i.e. A* or Distinction*
  • 31% of entries graded at the top grades i.e. A or A*; Distinction or Distinction*
  • 62% of entries graded at B grade or higher (A level) or Merit or higher (vocational)
  • Pass rates exceeding national averages at A level and vocational level 3

There were many excellent individual performances including:

  • 12 students with 3 A and AX grades and 28 students with at least 2 A or AX grades
  • 20 students achieved a mix of at least 2 DX/DI grades

Progression 2022

This year we supported over 180 students apply to university and a number to Art/Drama/Music Colleges. Over 150 students accepted their firm choice and a further 10 accepted their insurance choice university. 29 students have started at a Russell Group University with a further 24 accepting a place at other prestigious universities. The most popular university destinations were University of Portsmouth, University of Surrey, Loughborough University, Bournemouth University with King College London and Southampton being our favourite Russell Group universities. The most popular courses were Business, Social Sciences and Biological Sciences.

A number of students seeking apprenticeships for 2022 were hugely successful including some securing higher and degree level apprenticeships. These included: Degree Apprenticeships in Chemistry, at Vodafone and with AWE; Production Planning Apprenticeship with Rolls Royce; Early Years Educator Apprenticeship; Dental Nursing Apprenticeship; and an Accounting Apprenticeship.

We are very proud of all our students’ achievements and wish all students the best of luck in their next steps.

For September 2023 entry, please see the 'Post 16' - 'Join us' section for relevant resources and forms.

If you have any questions or concerns about Cheam High School Sixth Form, or you would like to present an assembly or talk, do not hesitate to contact us on secretary@cheam.sutton.sch.uk or 0208 254 6857.

Best wishes

Mr S Brewis

Assistant Headteacher; Director of Sixth Form