Sixth Form Admissions

Around 80 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, Sport Scholarships and Awards also take place in November.

Applications for the Sixth Form can be submitted from the start of the Summer Term of Year 10, up until the beginning of October in Year 11 (the year before entry). Confidential reports from candidates' current schools are requested as part of the process so it is essential that candidates inform them of their application.  

We require candidates for whom English is not their first language to submit a UKiset test result prior to registration. 

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

Timeline for 2023 entry

April 2022

Registration Opens

18 June 2022 Sixth Form Open Event At Charterhouse

24 September 2022

UKiset Deadline (for candidates for whom English is not their first language)
UKiset test results must be submitted to the Director of Admissions

1 October 2022

Sixth Form Open Event at Charterhouse

8 October 2022

Registrations Close
Completed Registration Form, which needs to be completed online 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

Registration for 2022 entry is now closed.  

Entrance Procedure

Candidates from Hong Kong and Mainland China

Candidates for the Sixth Form 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.