Outstanding Sixth Form | Streatham & Clapham High School

Outstanding Sixth Form | Streatham & Clapham High School
Whatever you want from life, we help you achieve it. In an uncertain world, we empower you with the knowledge, skills, belief and confidence to become a leader of the future.

We are a diverse, vibrant, inspirational learning community where bright young minds excel academically and personally, enriched by our highly successful programmes of academic advancement, co-curricular excellence, and pastoral support. We take great pride in our sixth formers, championing opportunities for student leadership and innovative thinking. Your time with us will be exciting, stimulating and rewarding, as you develop the life skills to set yourself apart in an ultra-competitive future.

The foundation of the Sixth Form experience, of course, is about pursuing an enriching academic programme through the study of three or four subjects in the Lower Sixth. Our small, seminar-style classes in our award-winning Sixth Form facilities with panoramic views over London enable you to take inspiration from your surroundings as you study the subjects you love and carve out the beginnings of your future. We value student voice and encourage debate and discussion throughout the two years to prepare you to be the trailblazers of tomorrow.

Additionally, you will benefit from an array of further challenges and opportunities which deepen your understanding of, and engagement with, the world around you in one of the best sixth forms in London. This includes various different outreach programmes in our community, plus a meaningful focus on Diversity & Inclusion as well as Environmental Sustainability.

“Pupils are adept and confident decision makers, secure in their knowledge that the school is a safe and encouraging environment.” — ISI Report, 2019

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A Sixth Form to inspire

Due to the fact that girls develop intellectually and socially earlier than boys of the same age, our girls are never held back from their aspirations or abilities. Buoyant, confident and unafraid to fail, our girls represent the true meaning of our motto ‘towards wisdom, unafraid’.

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Entry procedure and requirements for existing SCHS pupils

Girls in U5 (Year 11) of Streatham & Clapham High School are not required to submit an application form or submit a registration fee or deposit. During the course of the academic year, the Director of Sixth Form will meet every U5  girl with her parents to discuss her route into the Sixth Form, her A Level options and aspirations beyond formal study.

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).

Entry procedure and requirements for external candidates

We encourage and welcome applications from external candidates,  as you have so much to offer the 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)

Please complete the online Application Form, which should be submitted before 31 October 2023 for any applications which indicate an interest in a bursary place or specialist scholarship application). Applications after this date may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For further information about admissions, please contact our Head of Admissions via admissions@schs.gdst.net or 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 Director of Sixth Form, at which precise course options are discussed.
  • A successful performance in an entrance-examination paper which consists of a general section and one subject-specific section, chosen by each student in advance.

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Interviews and Entrance Exams

16+ Entrance Examination
16 November 2023

Applicants for 16+ entry will have individual interviews after the 16+ entrance examination.

Offers of 16+ places will be sent electronically on Monday 15 January 2024. Offers are to be accepted by 12 noon on Tuesday 6 February 2024 (dates subject to change).

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