Sixth Form Admissions

An outstanding education for boys and girls aged 13 to 18

Around 75 girls and 30 boys join the Sixth Form (known as 'Specialists') each year. Competition for places is strong. As a guide, we would expect successful candidates to gain a high proportion of A*s and As in (I)GCSE or equivalent, although the offers we make are unconditional. We welcome candidates with particular interests and talents in art, drama, music, sport and many other fields.

Admission is by competitive examination and interview. Candidates are assessed at Charterhouse in early November and offers of places are made on 1 December. Academic, Art, Music and Sport Scholarships and Awards are available.

Applications for the Sixth Form can be submitted from the start of the Summer Term of Year 10, up until the beginning October of Year 11 (the year before entry). We ask for reports from candidates' schools, so it is essential to inform them of the application. 

You can read about our Sixth Form in the brochure below.

Sixth Form at Charterhouse | PDF


May 2020 Registration opens
14 Sept 2020 Deadline for UKiset test results and or latest school report to be submitted to the Director of Admissions
1 Oct 2020 Completed Registration Form returned with £300 registration fee
After 30 Sept 2020 Confidential reference will be requested from current school
7 Nov 2020 Selection day at Charterhouse
14 Nov 2020 Selection day at Charterhouse
1 Dec 2020 Offers of places will be made


we very much look forward to the time when we can welcome you in person at Charterhouse. Until we are able to do this, we have put together some introductory videos and an interactive tour of the campus to start you on your journey to explore Charterhouse. Do join us for one of our Live Webinars, where you can meet the Headmaster and other members of staff.

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If you would prefer to register your interest, please complete the form below and we will contact you as soon as the Open Event dates for the Autumn Term 2020 are released.

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Entrance Procedure

1.  Registration

We request that all candidates submit their latest school report in the first instance.  If your child is educated outside the UK, please also submit their completed Ukiset report. 

UKiset is an adaptive cognitive test that measures underlying ability and language proficiency. More information can be found on the UKiset website (

Please send this through to  We will review the report/s and invite candidates to register for the assessments.

2.  School Reference

We request confidential references from candidates’ schools. We will request these in early October after the application deadline has passed.  If a candidate has recently changed school, we will also request a reference from the previous school.

3.  Selection Day

The selection day is at Charterhouse on a Saturday in the early part of November (Year 11). All candidates sit the Charterhouse standard tests in English, arithmetic and reasoning and then two 45-minute papers in subjects of their own choice. Candidates are interviewed by a senior member of staff and will have the opportunity to spend time with some of our current pupils.

4.  Offers

Candidates who are successful in the tests and interview will be offered unconditional places on 1 December. Parents will be asked to secure the place by signing an acceptance form and paying a deposit. Some reserve offers may also be made. We also admit late applicants after a similar testing procedure; however, it is advisable to apply at the right time to maximise the chance of success.

Candidates from Hong Kong and Mainland China

Candidates for Year 12 entry should contact Academic Asia ( by late August of the year before entry. They will be interviewed in September at the Top Schools Event held in Hong Kong in September and then sit the entrance tests in Hong Kong in November. Offers of places will be made in December.

House Preference

Boys and girls who join Charterhouse in the Sixth Form become full members of one of the Houses. House preferences can be noted on the application form and we will endeavour to allocate the preferred House, where space allows. 


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