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Assessment Process  

Every potential student will have a general interview which includes a critical thinking exercise. Students will be asked to read a piece and examine the logic, consistency and persuasiveness of the arguments on either side of a debate.

An offer of a place at the sixth form will be conditional on achieving a satisfactory school reference and the required results at GCSE or equivalent. Our offers are tailored to the individual applicant but, as a guide, we would require a minimum of 50 points for the eight best (I)GCSE results. Points will be calculated from the new 9 - 1 grading system or using the conversion table below. We require at least 7 points in any subject that they intend to study in the Sixth Form where that subject is already being studied at (I)GCSE.  For Higher Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics we require at least 8 points (A* on the old system).

If a student wishes to study Further Maths or Modern Languages at A Level or Higher Level Maths or Modern Languages in the International Baccalaureate Diploma, they will be asked to sit an aptitude test in the subject followed by a discussion with the head of department.

Offers are based on the subject choices declared on the application form. Should students later decide to alter the choice of subjects, this will be subject to availability and further aptitude tests may be necessary.

A* - 8.5 Points
A - 7 Points
B - 5.5 Points
C - 4 Points
D - 3 Points
E - 2 Points

Key dates

  • Application closing date: 25 October 2021
  • Entry testing and academic scholarship testing and Interviews:  13 November 2021
  • Offers made: 8 December 2021
  • Acceptance of offers: 8 January 2022

Due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid we are aware that this has been difficult for students and families when considering sixth form options. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any point throughout the year if you would like us to process an application or if you have any further questions.

International applicants contact admissions for details of the admissions timeframe. 

Register for a place

To register for a place at the Stephen Perse Sixth Form please click the link below.

Have other questions?

See our Admissions FAQ for further information.

For any other enquiries please contact our admissions team at or call 01223 454762