Admission into Stowe's Sixth Form is generally subject to four condiditons:
1. A satisfactory report from the candidate’s present school.
2. Attendance at the Sixth Form Entry Day for Interview and to sit Stowe’s Entry papers.
3. A minimum of six GCSE passes at Grade B or above (or the points equivalent).
4. Full disclosure of any health or medical condition, educational need or any behavioural, emotional or social information that could be relevant to school life.
Many families come to our Sixth Form Open Morning in the October before Entry if they are considering Stowe for their Sixth Form option.
If you decide to proceed you enrol and register your child for our Sixth Form Entry Examination Day (held in the November prior to Entry). We will request a confidential report from your child’s current school on receipt of the Enrolment Form.
At the Entry Day candidates sit the required papers and attend interviews with Senior members of School staff.
At the beginning of December, successful candidates will be sent an Acceptance of Place Form. You must then complete and return the form together with payment of a deposit of £1,050 (an Additional Deposit of £10,050 is required where a pupil’s normal residence is outside the UK).
At this stage, deposits will only be returned if the pupil does not qualify academically (i.e. fails to achieve the minimum entry examination grades) or parents are prevented from taking up the place by circumstances which, in the School’s judgement, are beyond their control.
Our Sixth Form Entry Examinations Day will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017. On the Examinations Day, candidates sit entry examinations in 2 subjects selected from those they are considering studying for A Level.
Candidates may choose from the following:
Social Science (recommended for those considering Business Studies/Politics/Economics
If you are intending to study Art, Music, Drama or Design at A Level, there will be an interview with the appropriate Department.
All candidates will also have a general interview with a Senior member of the teaching staff.
Successful candidates will be required to achieve at least 6 B grades (or the points equivalent) at GCSE. Please note that due to the high demand for places, and the competitive nature of our selection process, most successful candidates exceed our minimum entry requirements significantly. And scholarship candidates may have different minimum requirements.
For those wishing to be considered for a scholarship, please click here to consult our Scholarships booklet. This also contains information about means tested Bursaries.
Please note that assessments for Academic, Roxburgh (without Sport assessment) and Art Scholarships will also be held on Saturday 11 November 2017. For candidates wishing to be considered for a Sport, Roxburgh (with Sport assessment) or Music Scholarship the Entry Examinations and Assessment Day will be held on Friday 10 November 2017.
Contact the Admissions Department if you would like to receive further details or an Enrolment Form and information pack.