Entry to Sixth Form

External applicants for Sixth Form entry are asked to sit papers in the subjects that they propose to study at A Level or Pre-U. Where an applicant intends to study a subject not previously taken (e.g. Politics, History of Art, Philosophy, Psychology), question papers provide candidates with an opportunity to show their aptitude for the subject concerned.

Applicants are interviewed by Heads of Faculty and have a personal interview with the Headmistress or Head of Sixth Form. For entry in Autumn 2021, an offer of a place is conditional upon a candidate achieving a minimum of 59 points in nine GCSE/(I)GCSE subjects. NB. In this calculation, a score of 9 or 8 in a subject will contribute 8 to the final total. Where applicable, a score of at least 7 must be achieved in the (I)GCSE subject a pupil intends to take at Advanced Level or Pre-U

Practical Music examinations (accredited by ABRSM, TCL, LCM and other providers) obtained at Grade 7 (Pass or above) will yield seven tariff points for admissions purposes, as will a Pass or better in the PCertLAM (LAMDA). A Level 3 Certificate in Performance taken successfully at Grade 6 counts for seven tariff points while the same qualification taken successfully at Grade 7 counts for eight. Practical Music examinations obtained at Grade 8 (Pass or above) will yield eight tariff points.

A candidate for VI may offer no more than one “non-GCSE” qualification as a contributor to his or her overall GCSE points tariff.

The Admissions Guide for entry in September 2021 (Revised) offers a general overview of the application process and contains fee information for 2020-2021 on its final page.


If further information is required please contact the Registrar at registrar@ibstockplaceschool.co.uk.

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