Sixth Form Entry (16+)

Sixth Form Admissions

Every year we welcome a significant cohort of new students to our Sixth Form, many of whom join from other schools in the UK and others who come from overseas, attracted by the choice offered at Ardingly of a broad range of A-Level subjects or the opportunity to study for the IB Diploma.

Admission into the Sixth Form is via written assessments in English, Mathematics and Science if relevant and interview with an academic member of staff. We also require a school report and reference from the student’s previous school. An assessment day is held in November of the preceding year. Candidates will sit assessments and those who have not already done so will meet the Deputy Head of Academic, Head of Sixth Form or a member of the Senior Academic Team. Offers are made subject to candidates achieving the general entrance requirements.
GCSE grade requirements are reviewed annually and are confirmed to candidates in offer letters. They are also available in our digital prospectus here

If the candidate is not sitting GCSEs, an offer of a place will be based on the assessments, report, reference and interview.

16+ Admission and Scholarship Dates for 2024 Entry

Examination / AssessmentDate of Examination / AuditionClosing Dates
16+ Entrance AssessmentSaturday 11th November 2023Monday 9th October 2023
Art & DramaTuesday 14th November 2023Monday 9th October 2023
Academic & MusicWednesday 15th November 2023Monday 9th October 2023
SportThursday 16th November 2023Monday 9th October 2023