Sixth Form Admissions

An outstanding education for boys and girls aged 13 to 18

Around 100 pupils join the Sixth Form (known as 'Specialists') each year, either as a boarder or as a day pupil. 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. 

Please use the link below to view our current Sixth Form curriculum and current subject options.

Sixth Form Curriculum | Internal Page

Key dates for Sixth Form Entry

Registration for 2022 entry is now closed.  The timeline for 2023 entry is set out below.

Timeline for 2023 entry

April 2022

Registration Opens

24 September 2022

UKiset Deadline (for candidates based overseas)
UKiset test results must be submitted to the Director of Admissions

Autumn Term 2022

Open Event at Charterhouse

8 October 2022

Application Deadline
Completed Registration Form returned with £300 registration fee

After 8 October 2022

Confidential reference will be requested from current school

Saturday 5 November 2022

Selection Day at Charterhouse

Saturday 12 November 2022

Selection Day at Charterhouse

1 December 2022

Results are sent to parents

Entrance Procedure

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.