Reach your potential in our Sixth Form. Tailored subjects, dedicated teachers, and a friendly environment fuel pupils’ academic growth within a vibrant and well-rounded education. We welcome Day and Boarding 16+ applications from external applicants wishing to join our dynamic and friendly Sixth Form.
BOARDING ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE
If a candidate is applying for a Boarding place they should follow Boarding Admissions.
Day ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE
Application. The closing date for 16+ Day applications is Monday 16 October 2023. Applications for financial support and/or co-curricular scholarships are submitted by the same deadline. For more information about financial support, please click here. We have a range of academic and co-curricular scholarships available, and for all details, please see here.
Open Events. Prospective 16+ applicants are encouraged to attend our dedicated 16+ events. We will be holding our 16+ Options Evening on Monday 9 October 2023 – please click here to register your interest for this event.
Please register here for our dedicated 16+ Visitor Morning on 11 October. The morning starts with a presentation by the Headmaster and senior staff, which is followed by a guided tour around the school by current pupils. Families end their stay by chatting to staff from many departments over refreshments.
Assessment and Interview. On receipt of an application, applicants are invited to our assessment day on Saturday 11 November where candidates will sit up to 2 papers based on the A Levels they wish to study, and a Critical Thinking Paper. Interviews are either conducted on the same Saturday, or close to that time via Teams.
At Caterham, we welcome applications from candidates with disabilities or special educational needs; applicants who meet the criteria set out in the school’s Access Arrangements in Entrance Examinations Policy here will be eligible for suitable adjustments in the entrance assessments. Documentary evidence, such as a current Specialist Assessor’s report, must be submitted to the school before the closing date for applications.
Scholarships. We encourage applicants to consider applying for our specific Academic Scholarships and Co-curricular Scholarships. The processes for these vary, with short-listed applicants being seen for assessments in November.
Confidential School Reference. After the closing date, a reference or school report will be sought from the prospective pupil’s current school. We ask schools to provide GSCE predictions.
Offers. Offers are made on the basis of applicants’ performance during their assessments and interview, in addition to predicted GCSE grades and current school reports. Offers for Day places are conditional upon the applicant satisfying our entry requirements: 44 points (or equivalent) from the best six IGCSE/GCSE subjects. Additionally, there are specific entry requirements for each A Level subject.
16+ DATES FOR SEPTEMBER 2024 ENTRY
|Sixth Form Options Evening *Pre-registration is required||Monday 9 October 2023|
|16+ application, Bursary and Scholarship closing date||Monday 16 October 2023|
|16+ Exam Day||Saturday 11 November 2023|
|16+ Scholarships||Week commencing 13 November 2023|
|Decision letters emailed to families on:||Friday 8 December 2023|
|Acceptance deadline||Friday 19 January 2024|