Registering for a place
To register for a place in the Lower Sixth, please submit a registration form, including the student’s personal statement and subject choices. This is done through the online registration form which enables you to register and make a payment in one simple process through our website.
You will be asked to upload the photo page of the student’s passport (and visa, if appropriate), latest school report and a personal statement (maximum 500 words/3,000 characters). You will also be asked to make an online card payment of the registration fee of £150.
Unfortunately, the form cannot be saved and returned to at a later date. For the optimum user experience, we recommend that you complete the form using a laptop or desktop computer. We strongly recommend you use Google Chrome and not Internet Explorer.
The deadline for applications into the Lower Sixth in 2020 has passed. The deadline for applications for entry into the Lower Sixth in September 2021 is 9 November 2020, with entrance test day taking place on 21 November 2020.
If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, please see here. If you are applying with a Tier 4 visa, download a copy of the Tier 4 Sixth Form registration form.
If you need further advice, or would prefer to pay by BACS, cheque or other means, please contact the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the scholarships we offer and application forms for them, please visit our scholarships section.
Assessment – Entrance Test Day
All applicants will be invited to attend the Sixth Form Entrance Test Day. 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 most recent school report and we will also seek a reference from their current school. If you do not currently take I/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.
Please note that we do not test overseas. All applicants are expected to attend our test day in person at The Perse.
The majority of Sixth Form offers are conditional on I/GCSE results. Our standard offer is based on a minimum of 62 points at I/GCSE. At least a grade 7 but ideally a grade 8 should be achieved in each chosen Sixth Form subject.
However, a grade 8 is required in biology, chemistry, physics, and maths at I/GCSE for those wishing to study these subjects in the sixth form, and a grade 9 is required in I/GCSE maths for further maths study. Points are awarded for the nine best results using the conversion table below.
|Points||9-1 Grading||Legacy Grading|
|8||9 or 8||A*|
No points are awarded for results below a 5.
All applicants will automatically be considered for academic and Dr Perse scholarships and can apply for a maximum of two scholarships from art, drama, music and sport, each of which has their own assessment.
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.
Further details relating to assessments for the music, art, drama and sport scholarships will be published in the Michaelmas term.
The sport scholarship assessment and music and drama assessments and recitals will be during school hours, so permission for absence may need to be requested.
Pupils with Special Educational Needs should discuss their application with us prior to their interview and/or assessment. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.