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.

Registration forms can be obtained from the Admissions Office from the beginning of the Summer Term of Year 10, and should be returned by early 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


April 2019 Registration opens
15 June 2019 Open Afternoon - please book 
14 September 2019 Open Morning - please book
15 September 2019 Deadline for UKiset test results to be submitted to the Director of Admissions
1 October 2019 Completed Registration Form returned with £300 registration fee
After 30 Sept 2019 Confidential reference will be requested from current school
9 November 2019 Selection day at Charterhouse
16 November 2019 Selection day at Charterhouse
1 December 2019 Offers of places will be made


Families are warmly invited to visit the School.

Sixth Form Open Afternoons are held in June and September of the year before entry. Prospective candidates are invited for an afternoon to meet with the Headmaster and other members of staff, and also to have a tour of the School with our pupils. At tea, candidates have the opportunity to discuss their subjects and find out more information about our Sixth Form curriculum with members of our teaching staff.

If you would like to organise a visit, please use the link below.


Entrance Procedure

1.  Registration

Registration Forms can be obtained from the Admissions Office from the beginning of the Summer Term of Year 10, and should be returned by 1 October (Year 11). Prior to registration, all candidates who are educated outside of the United Kingdom must successfully complete the UKiset Pre-tests. UKiset is an adaptive cognitive test that measures underlying ability and language proficiency. More information can be found on the UKiset website (

2.  School Reference

We request confidential references from candidates’ schools. We will request these in early October after the application deadline has passed.   

3.  Selection Day

The selection day is at Charterhouse on a Saturday in the early part of November (Year 11). All candidates sit standard tests (English, arithmetic and reasoning) and two 45-minute papers in subjects of their own choice. Non-native speakers also take a 45-minute English test. 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 Selection 

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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