Sixth Form Admissions | Streatham & Clapham High School

Sixth Form Admissions

Our Sixth Form gives you greater independence as you embark on the challenges of academic study at A-Level, in which we hope you will continue to foster a love of learning for life and the confidence to think independently.

If you embrace your time in the Sixth Form in this way, you will have a hugely rewarding experience and will be ready for life at university and beyond.

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Sixth Form Admissions – 2025 Key Admissions Dates

Thursday 31 October Registration Deadline
Thursday 31 October Scholarship & Bursary Application Deadline
Monday 18 November 16+ Assessments & Interviews

Sixth Form Scholarship Key Dates

Thursday 28 November16+ Music Scholarship Assessment 
Monday 2 December16+ Drama Scholarship Assessment 
Wednesday 4 December16+ Art Scholarship Assessment 
Thursday 5 December16+ Sport Scholarship Assessment

Entry procedure and requirements for external candidates

We encourage and welcome applications from external candidates, as you have so much to offer our school. Our 16+ new joiners swiftly become a fundamental part of our rich community. Before the school can consider any candidate for entry, the application form must be completed and submitted, together with:

  • a non-refundable registration fee of £150 (£175 for overseas applicants)
  • a current photograph
  • a copy of her end-of-year 10 and latest Year 11 report with predicted GCSE grades (when available)
  • a copy of her passport (or birth certificate if no passport is held)

All external candidates are required to sit a general paper. In addition, those seeking an academic scholarship must also complete a subject-specific paper in their chosen subject. It’s important to note that external sixth form applicants are not automatically considered for academic scholarships; they need to express their interest by indicating this on their registration form. Furthermore, candidates must fill out a distinct scholarship form, which includes a personal statement, as they do for all scholarship applications.

Please complete the online Application Form, which should be submitted before Thursday 31 October 2024 for any applications which indicate an interest in a bursary place or specialist scholarship application.

For further information about admissions, please contact:
Head of Admissions,
Streatham & Clapham High School,
42 Abbotswood Road, London, SW16 1AW.
020 8677 8400.

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Entry Requirements

Places are awarded on one or more of the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 7 GCSEs awarded at grade 6 or above. These should include English and Mathematics.
  • A satisfactory reference from the applicant’s current school, indicating a good academic and personal record.
  • Satisfactory interviews with the Assistant Head (who is the Head of Sixth Form), at which precise course options are discussed.
  • Successful performance in our entrance examination, which consists of a general paper. If applying for an academic scholarship, students will also sit one subject-specific paper in a subject of their choice.

Apply to the 6th Form via the GDST website

Entry procedure and requirements for existing SCHS pupils

Students in U5 (Year 11) already at Streatham & Clapham High School are not required to submit an application form, pay a registration fee or a deposit. However, those who wish to be considered for an academic scholarship must completed a distinct scholarship application form and will also sit a general paper, in addition to a subject-specific paper.

In order to enter the Sixth Form, existing girls should achieve a minimum of 7 GCSEs awarded at grade 6 or above. These should include English and Mathematics. In subjects they intend to study at A Level, girls should achieve a minimum of a grade 7 in that subject. In the case of a subject being a ‘new’ subject (for example, Psychology and Economics) alternative grade requirements may be set in other subjects. Candidates for Economics should have competent mathematical skills (grade 6 at GCSE).

Interviews and Entrance Exams

Monday 18 November16+ Entrance Examination & Interviews

Offers of 16+ places will be sent electronically by the end of the day on Thursday 12 December 2024. Offers are to be accepted by 12 noon on Monday 3 February 2025.

Apply to the 6th Form via the GDST website

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