Sixth Form Entry

2020 Entry

Applicants considering entry from September 2020, please email our Admissions Department at admissions@stowe.co.uk with the following information:

  • A copy of the most recent school report for the applicant
  • Overseas applicants should provide a copy of their UKiset and school report

An outline of the subjects on offer at A level are available in our Sixth Form Courses Guide.

2021 Entry

Our Sixth Form Entry Days take place in Novembe. Candidates are required to submit a Registration and Enrolment Form, and if relevant, a Scholarship Form to admissions@stowe.co.uk by Friday 2 October 2020.

Entry Requirements
UK candidates are required to attend Stowe and sit three Entry Papers, two from a range of subjects (related to their A Level choices) as well as an English Paper. Each candidate will also have an interview with a member of our pastoral team. Those applying for a scholarship will take additional interviews and assessments during the Entry Day. Candidates are required to pass all Stowe Entry Papers and achieve a minimum of Grade 6 in six subjects at GCSE/ IGCSE, which are relevant to their proposed A Level choices. However, for candidates intending to study A Level Maths, Sciences or Languages a minimum of Grade 7 at GCSE/ IGCSE is required in the relevant subjects.

Overseas candidates - not taking GCSE/IGCSE are required to achieve the equivalent standard in their final examinations. Where English is not a candidate’s first language, UKiset results or a Cat4/GL Assessment is required and we will only proceed with applications where this has been provided. Overseas candidates unable to attend Stowe may take examinations at their own school or at the British Council with pastoral interviews carried out via SKYPE, Zoom or Microsoft Learning. Candidates will be required to sit three examinations, two from a range of subjects (related to their A Level choices) as well as English as an Additional Language (EAL) paper.

Please note that candidates applying for general entry and intending to study A Level Art, Design, Drama or Music are required to complete the following:

Art - submit a small portfolio by Friday 30 October this will be assessed by the Director of Art and feedback will be used to support your application.

Design - submit a small portfolio by Friday 30 October, this will be assessed by our Head of Design and feedback will be used to support your application.

Drama - submit a small portfolio of achievements by Friday 30 October. On the Entry Day, perform a one to one piece between 2-4 minutes from a recognised published play, participate in a group workshop and take a short interview.

Music - on the Entry Day perform a piece on your chosen instrument no more than five minutes long, followed by a short interview with a member of the Music Department.

Please download our Sixth Form Entry Guide for further information about General Entry and Scholarships available for the Sixth Form at Stowe.