Entry at 16+

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16+ Information Book, Entry 2018

16+ Registration Form, Entry 2018

A Level Curriculum Booklet, Entry 2018

 

Entry September 2018

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Closing date for registrations for entry September 2018

Saturday 11 November 2017

16+ Entrance exam

Monday 11 December 2017

Offers posted

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Closing date for acceptance of places

The Sixth Form at Bancroft’s is a vibrant, intellectually stimulating and friendly place which benefits from the School’s excellent facilities.  Bancroft’s has a strong academic record at A Level: in 2017 pupils achieved 91.2% A*/A/B grades at A Level and pupils are offered a wide range of extracurricular activities and leadership opportunities which allow them to develop outstanding interpersonal skills as well as achieving excellent examination results.

Entry Requirements

Entry to the Sixth Form is on the basis of performance in an entrance exam and at interview. Pupils joining our Sixth Form will need to be academically capable and hardworking as well as socially able to make the most of being in our Sixth Form; they will also need a firm foundation of success at GCSE.  In practice they should expect to gain a significant number of  A*, 8 or 9 grades; We are looking for students who are likely to achieve a minimum of five A*, 8 or 9 grades  at GCSE, and at least a 7 in the subjects they wish to study in the Lower Sixth (Year 12),

Entrance Exam

All applicants will sit a 90 minute problem solving and critical thinking paper.  They also sit two 1 hour exams, from a choice of the following subject areas.  Exams should be in subjects which the candidate is studying at GCSE Level and intending to take for A level or subjects which relate to those that will be taken.

Art

Geography

Physics

Biology

German

Religious Studies

Chemistry

History

Russian

English Literature

Latin

Spanish

French

Mathematics*

Applicants nominate the two subject areas on which they would like to be examined by indicating their choices on the application form.

Specific revision is not required and the questions will be appropriate to all GCSE exam boards and syllabus.

*Candidates wanting to take Mathematics A level must sit the Mathematics entrance paper.

 Successful candidate wishing to take Double Maths will be provided with a pack of work to complete over the summer. They will then sit a test on the first day of the academic year, to assess their mathematical ability. Their performance in this test will determine if they will be allowed to study Double Maths.

Interviews

Successful candidates will be called back for interview approximately two weeks after the test day.  Offers, conditional upon GCSE grades, will then be sent out by post within the following fortnight.

Candidates called for interview for Art will be required to bring with them a portfolio showing their recent work.

Applications

To apply for a place in the Sixth Form starting in September 2018, candidates must complete an application form (downloadable)

Please note that on receipt of an application, we will contact the candidate’s present school for a reference and you may wish to inform them of your application before they hear from us.

Candidates who apply for scholarships only (including Means Tested Scholarships) will not be considered for full fee-paying places, even if their performance in the examination is good enough to have earned them a place in the School.

Further information and application forms are available from The Admissions Registrar, Mrs Stephanie Wallis:

0208 506 6761

A large print version of our 16+ admissions information can also be obtained from the above contact details.

Late Applications for Sixth Form Entry September (i.e. after the Autumn Term)

Late applications for Sixth Form entry in September may be considered.  Candidates should contact the School with their GCSE exam results in August.  We are looking for students who have achieved a minimum of five A*, 8 or 9 grades at GCSE, and at least a 7 in the subjects they wish to study in the Lower Sixth (Year 12) and who will be academically and socially able to make the most of being in our Sixth Form.

Candidates may be invited for interview having taken into account their GCSE exam results; offers may be made subject to receiving a good academic reference from their current school Head, their GCSE grades and space available.

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