Sixth Form Entry

Sevenoaks has a significant intake into the Sixth Form, with around 75-80 places available annually. We’ve been running the IB programme for over 40 years.

See our Sixth Form video
See our Sixth Form video

Entry is competitive, and we look for evidence of strong all-round potential. Successful applicants will usually be predicted to gain top grades in most of their GCSEs or equivalent examinations, but sporting, creative or other talents are also important.

The deadline for 2020 applications has now passed. We welcome applications for 2021 onwards.

If you are considering Sevenoaks for your son or daughter’s Sixth Form, we strongly recommend that you come and visit us. We have a range of options: twice-yearly open days, group visits on Saturdays and private visits, during which you will have a tour of a boarding house (if relevant), a campus tour with one of our sixth formers and a meeting with Lorna Dolan, Head of Sixth Form Admissions. Lorna welcomes this chance to meet you and your child personally. She also holds meetings in a number of locations around the world. Details about our group visits and open mornings can be found here.

All subjects are taught in English at Sevenoaks School. Students must therefore have a high level of fluency in English, both written and spoken: between an Intermediate and Upper Intermediate level, equivalent to between B1 and B2 (CEFR); ALTE level 2/3; or IELTS levels 4.5 to 6. Formal language qualifications are welcomed but not required.

All candidates take entrance tests in English, Maths (with additional 30 minutes for HL candidates), a Critical Thinking Skills test and a fourth test of their choice in one of the Higher Level subjects.  Overseas candidates who cannot take the tests at Sevenoaks are expected to arrange invigilation at their current school or their local British Council offices.

Sevenoaks is an academically selective school and does not suit all students. Some of our candidates, particularly those not at UK school or those for whom English is a second language, may wish to have an early indication of their suitability. For these candidates we recommend (but do not require) a diagnostic assessment through UKiset. The scores from this test are automatically forwarded to Sevenoaks if the school is chosen as one of the three preferred choices of the candidate, and the admissions team at Sevenoaks will then be able to give you feedback on the likely suitability of the candidate. To register for UKiset please click here.

  • For an introduction to the Sixth Form, and details of the IB, please see The IB at Sevenoaks booklet

  • For frequently asked questions about Sixth Form admissions, boarding and the IB Diploma click here

Full details of scholarships can be found here

For more information about Sevenoaks, read our entry in the Good Schools Guide

Ms Lorna Dolan: Head of Sixth Form Admissions

Mrs Emily Smith: Sixth Form Registrarregist6@sevenoaksschool.org