Entry at 16+

With an impressive track record, Bancroft’s students achieved a remarkable 90% A*-B grades at A Level in 2023, a testament to the school’s commitment to academic excellence.

Beyond the classroom, students have the opportunity to explore a diverse array of co-curricular activities and leadership roles, fostering not only exceptional academic results but also exceptional interpersonal skills.

Registration is now closed for September 2024 entrance exams.

Late applications may be considered following GCSE results, see below for details.

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 at 16+ 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 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),

Entrance Exam

Entrance tests take place in the November before admission, when candidates are in Year 11.  All applicants will sit an online aptitude test of around 45 minutes along with two one-hour exams, from a choice of the subject areas below.  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.









Religious Studies

Computer Science



English Literature


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.

** We plan to run Psychology as a subject choice in 2024.

Successful candidate wishing to take Maths and Further Maths will be provided with a pack of work to complete over the summer before joining us.  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.

Applications for Sixth Form Entry following announcement of GCSE results

In addition to applications in the autumn term of a child’s Year 11, we also welcome applications for Sixth Form entry once pupils have received their GCSE results. 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’s Head, their GCSE grades and space available.


Applications for September 2024 have now closed.

If you are looking for a place in Bancroft’s Sixth Form for September 2025, registrations will open again in Easter 2024.

Further information is available from our Admissions Team:

0208 506 6761

Files Available for Download:

Sixth Form Curriculum Booklet – Entry 2024

Sixth Form Information Booklet – Entry 2024

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