Sixth Form Admissions (ages 16-18)
We understand what a big decision it is for you to choose the right school for your Sixth Form studies. We aim to make the process as simple as possible and have a number of options below for you to get to know Felsted Sixth Form better.
Please also read through our admissions procedures for Yr 12 entry, found at the bottom of this page and contact us at any stage if you would like further clarification.
UK Admissions Registrar: Mrs Ruth Wyganowski
Tel: + 44 (0)1371 822605, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Admissions Registrar: Ms Gemma Kilby
Tel: + 44 (0)1371 822608, Email: email@example.com
1. Open Mornings
You are welcome to join us for a Whole School or Sixth Form Open Morning, which are held on a Saturday in May and September/October each year, where you will be able to hear our Headmaster speak, meet our teachers and be taken on a pupil tour of the Senior School. You are also invited to stay and enjoy a delicious school lunch and watch any fixtures that are being held in the afternoon.
3. Individual Visit
Book an individual visit at your convenience to meet the Headmaster or a member of the Senior Leadership Team, a Housemaster or Housemistress, and enjoy a full tour of the Senior School by one of our current Sixth Formers, including a boarding or day house. Please allow at least two hours for this visit and give as much notice as possible to ensure the right members of staff are available.
2. Taster Days/Nights
We can arrange for you spend a taster day and/or night with us, at a time to suit you, so that they you can get to know Felsted better. You will have a chance to sample a mixture of academic lessons, co-curricular activities, sport, social time, meals and time in one of our boarding or day houses.
Register with us
We encourage you to register with us by completing our Registration Form and fee as soon as you are ready; once we have this, you are then included on our list of applicants for the appropriate year and will be contacted for testing days. Please contact the Admissions Office before registering for 2019 entry, to ensure we have places remaining.
Strong academic results, superb value added and a Top 20 UK IB School. NACE Award for provision for the most able and talented pupils.
A central social and working hub with an on-site Coffee Shop. Nutritious meals, tasty snacks and a dynamic social and weekend activity programme provides a healthy balance for teenage life.
A Global Member of the Round Square Organisation, offering global exchanges and opportunities.
The opportunity to study The International Baccalaureate Diploma, an internationally recognised qualification.
A diverse mix of nationalities in the 6th Form, alongside Model United Nations opportunities adds a rich dimension to academic debate and opens minds to world affairs.
Providing exam focus, university preparation and life skills coaching.
A massive range of activities to take part in, including The Felsted Diploma, Model United Nations, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and The Felsted Combined Cadet Force.
Seminars, work experience, apprenticeships, university preparation (including Oxbridge) and life skills coaching – over 90% of pupils achieve their 1st or security choice of university. Graduway Network provides a vital network of former pupils and parent contacts for life beyond school.
Mental health and wellbeing support from house parents, tutors, matron, a medical centre and our new onsite Wellbeing Centre.
Professional partnerships with expert coaching, facilities and fixtures. Professional links to Junior Guildhall School of Music, Saracens & Northampton Saints Rugby, Essex Cricket and Mavericks Netball.
Sixth Form Entry Procedures
Entry to the Sixth Form is based on a Verbal Reasoning assessment, interview and a confidential report from a student’s current school (an additional mathematics test is requested for potential IB students). For students where English is not their first language, an English assessment is also required. If a student does well in the assessment, they will be invited by the Headmaster to apply for a Sixth Form Academic Scholarship in two subjects of their choice.
All candidates are expected to achieve a minimum of 32 points across their best six subjects at GCSE (or equivalent), plus a grade 6 in subjects they wish to study at A Level or at Higher Level in the IB Diploma.
Please note, for pupils who attend HMC schools, you can only sit the assessments from November and places cannot be offered before 1st December.
A few places remain for 2019 entry, please contact Admissions Dept for further information.
Year 12 Assessment Dates for September 2020 Entry
- Monday 4 November: 9am & 3pm
- Wednesday 6 November: 9am & 3pm
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