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, either as a boarder (like most of our pupils) 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. 

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

Sixth Form at Charterhouse | PDF


Key dates for Sixth Form Entry


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.

Explore Charterhouse | Internal Page Whilst we are unable to welcome you to Charterhouse at this time we are hosting a webinar on 19 September 2020. This will give you the chance to hear from senior members of the School’s staff and have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Register for our Live Sixth Form WebinaR | EXTERNAL LINKIf 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.

Book a Visit | Internal Page

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.