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 Head or Head of Sixth Form. 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
Candidates may offer one Music or Drama examination in their tariff point total when applying to the Sixth Form as follows:
|A Practical Music examination accredited by ABRSM, TCL or LCM* obtained at Grade 8 (Pass or above)||8 tariff points|
|LAMDA Certificate in Speech and Drama: Performance Studies (PCertLAM) obtained at Distinction level||8 tariff points|
|LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Performance (Acting) obtained at Grade 7 or above.||8 tariff points|
|A Practical Music examination accredited by ABRSM, TCL or LCM* obtained at Grade 7 (Pass or above)||7 tariff points|
|LAMDA Certificate in Speech and Drama: Performance Studies (PCertLAM) obtained at Pass or Merit level||7 tariff points|
|LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Performance (Acting) obtained at Grade 6 or above.||7 tariff points|
*Other providers may be approved by the Director of Music and candidates offering alternatives should seek his advice.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.