Entry at 16+

When selecting students to join our thriving Sixth Form, we look for independence, intellectual curiosity and creativity.

Students are asked to indicate three or four subjects they would like to study for A level. On assessment day, students are interviewed by subject teachers who may set tasks as discussion starters. Students also have a general interview with the Director of Sixth Form. All those coming for interview will find themselves in stimulating intellectual discussion. All staff involved enjoy the opportunity to engage with the refreshing new perspectives that our prospective students have.

Following assessment, successful candidates are made offers conditional on obtaining our required GCSE results for their chosen A Level subjects:

  • A minimum of Grade 8 in Mathematics is required for A Level study of Mathematics and/or Economics
  • A minimum of Grade 8 in Mathematics and Grade 8 in Physics is required for the A Level study of Physics
  • A minimum of Grade 7 is required for A Level study of any other course taken at GCSE
  • A minimum of Grade 7 is required in supporting subjects for A Level study of a course not taken at GCSE.

To register your child for a place at the Sixth Form, please complete the Registration Form, either electronically using the link below or by sending a hard copy to us. Your registration is confirmed by paying a non-refundable registration fee of £100. This can be done by bank transfer using the account details on the Registration Form, or by sending a cheque with your child’s name written on the back as the reference.

Admissions timetable for entry to Year 12 (16+), September 2020
Academic scholarship application deadline Friday 25 October 2019
Academic scholarship assessment Thursday 7 November 2019
Music scholarship assessments Tuesday 12 November 2019
Drama scholarship assessments Wednesday 13 November 2019
Sixth Form assessments Saturday 16 November 2019
Art/DT scholarship assessments Monday 18 November 2019
Sport scholarship assessments Wednesday 20 November 2019
Academic scholarship interviews Wednesday 20 November 2019
Offers for places and scholarships made Friday 6 December 2019
Meet us again sessions December 2019 / January 2020
Acceptance deadline Friday 24 January 2020
Induction Tuesday 25 June 2020

For further information and deadlines for scholarship applications please see the relevant scholarship information sheet here.

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