The Perse School

How to Apply

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If your son or daughter would like to apply for a place in the Lower Sixth, please complete the registration form, including the student’s personal statement and subject choices, and return it to the Admissions Office, along with a £100 registration fee. The application deadline for entry in the Lower Sixth in 2016 is Wednesday 16 November 2016.

Scholarship applications must also be received by this date. For more information on the scholarships we offer, and application forms for them, please visit our scholarships section.

If you are a non-EU national wishing to make an application, please contact Deborah Cross in the Admissions Office in the first instance at:

Download a copy of the sixth-form-registration-form


All applicants will be invited to attend the Sixth Form Entrance Test Day at The Perse on Saturday 3 December 2016. Timings will be between 8.45am and 1pm approximately.  All applicants will sit papers of a reasoning/ thinking skills style and have an interview with a member of the teaching staff. A sample set of questions and expected responses are available.  Each applicant also needs to submit their last two end of year reports and we will seek a reference from their current school. If you do not currently take IGCSE or GCSE courses you may be asked to stay for part of the afternoon in order to sit some further subject specific tests. These arrangements will affect only a small number of applicants and specific details will be issued if this is required.

Offers will be conditional on GCSE results. Our standard offer is on the basis of a minimum of 62 points at GCSE. Points are awarded for the nine best results using the conversion table below. At least an A grade must be achieved at GCSE in each chosen Sixth Form subject, with an A* required in GCSE Maths for Further or AS Further Maths study. An A* in the equivalent GCSE subject, where available, is highly recommended for all Sixth Form subject choices.

Points Letter Grading Reformed 9-1 grading
8 A* 9 or 8
7 A 7
6 B 6
5 C 5 or 4

No points are awarded for results below a C or a 4.

All applicants will automatically be considered for Academic and General Scholarships and can apply for a maximum of two scholarships from Art, Drama, Music and Sport, each of which has their own assessment.

For entry in 2017, the majority of interviews and entrance tests will take place on Saturday 3 December 2016.

  • Sport Scholarship assessments will take place on Thursday 1 December 2016
  • Art Scholarship assessments will take place on Saturday 3 December 2016
  • Music and Drama Scholarship assessments and recitals will take place on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 December 2016
  • The Sports Scholarship assessment and Music and Drama assessments and recitals will be during school hours, so permission for absence may need to be requested

Scholarship application forms (for Art, Drama, Music and Sport) should be submitted along with the main registration form. See the scholarships section for more detail.

Pupils with Special Educational Needs should discuss their application with us prior to their interview and/or assessment.


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