Entry at 16+
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16+ Entry September 2020
Wednesday 23 October 2019
|Closing date for registrations for entry September 2020|
Saturday 9 November 2019
|16+ Entrance exam|
Wednesday 13 November 2019
|16+ Music Scholarship Auditions|
Saturday 23 November 2019
Monday 9 December 2019
|16+ Offer Letters Posted|
Wednesday 11 December
|16+ Offer Holders Morning|
Wednesday 8 January 2020
|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 2019 pupils achieved 86.3% 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 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 8 or 9 grades; We are looking for students who are likely to achieve a minimum of five 8 or 9 grades at GCSE, and at least an 8 in the subjects they wish to study in the Lower Sixth (Year 12),
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.
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 Maths and Further 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 Further Maths.
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.
To apply for a place in the Sixth Form starting in September 2020, candidates must complete a registration form (downloadable) and pay a non-returnable registration fee of £125. Please note that if you are only applying for a Means Tested Award, the registration fee is reduced to £20. 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 Awards) 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.
Upon acceptance of a place, we require a £1000 deposit; If in receipt of a Means Tested Award, this deposit will also be means tested.
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 2020 (i.e. after the Autumn Term 2020)
Late applications for Sixth Form entry in September 2020 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 8 or 9 grades at GCSE, and at least an 8 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.