How many new Sixth Form places are available each year?
We accept around 80 new students per year.
How many students are there in the Sixth Form?
There are around 400 students in the Sixth Form, around 200 in each year. About half of the Sixth Form board. There are equal numbers of boys and girls.
How many international students are there in the Sixth Form?
In the broader sense (including, for example, expatriate students) around 40% of the Sixth Form can be considered international.
Do you offer A-levels?
No. All Sixth Form students follow the International Baccalaureate diploma.
Does Sevenoaks take students for one year only?
No. The International Baccalaureate diploma is a two-year course.
What is the closing date for applications?
September of the year before admission. For more details see the Sixth Form Entry pages.
What are the age restrictions on entry?
Students will normally be over the age of 15.0 and under the age of 17.0 on 1 September in the year of entry.
What are the admissions requirements?
Applicants are expected to submit an application form including subject choices, a personal statement and various other details. Based on this information, all candidates sit our own entrance tests. We ask also for a copy of the last school reports and later a reference from the current school. Applicants to the Sixth Form would usually be expecting mostly A or A* grades in their GCSE/IGCSE exams (or the equivalent for other curricula).
Do I need to speak good English?
Applicants to our Sixth Form should be competent in English, between an Intermediate and Upper Intermediate level, equivalent to between B1 and B2 (CEFR); ALTE level 2/3; or IELTS levels 4.5-6.
How do you apply for a scholarship?
Academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of an applicant's performance in our entrance tests and in interview. There is no need to make a separate application.
Those interested in Music, Art, Drama or Sport scholarships will be asked to indicate their interest after they have applied. There is no need to make a separate application. See our Scholarship pages for details of co-curricular scholarships.
Applicants who meet the requirements for the Findlay Sport Scholarship must submit a separate application that can be obtained from the Sixth Form Registrar.
A pupil may be awarded a maximum of one academic and one co-curricular scholarship.