It has never been a more exciting time to join the Sixth Form at OHS. Our 360 Programme offers a completely innovative approach to learning and preparation for life beyond school whilst ensuring the academic rigour that Oxford High is renowned for.
We encourage all parents and prospective Sixth Form students to attend our Sixth Form Open Evening which takes place in the Autumn Term. The event provides the opportunity to meet our Head, the Director of Sixth Form, Deputy Head (Academic) and all Heads of Departments. You can explore the many A-Level subjects on offer and see what life in the Sixth Form at OHS has to offer you.
We recommend registering your daughter as early as possible in the year preceding entry as the Sixth Form Admissions Day usually takes place in November of the Autumn Term. See Key Admission Dates.
Entry for Existing OHS Pupils
It is anticipated that girls in Year 11 of Oxford High School will transfer automatically to Year 12. On the rare occasions when it is deemed that a pupil will not flourish in the Sixth Form at Oxford High School, discussions will be held with her parents as soon as possible offering advice about future options and aspirations.
Entry Requirements for External Candidates
External applications are warmly invited for Sixth Form entry. Our minimum entry requirements are at least 5 A*/A grades, or grade 7 or above at GCSE, including an A*/A grade/grade 7 or above in the subjects you want to study at A-Level, if applicable. In addition, external candidates are required to achieve at least a grade B, or grade 6 or above, in English Language and Mathematics.
We recommend applying as early as possible in the year preceding entry using our online application form. You will be asked to upload a current passport photo. There is a non-refundable registration fee of £100 (£150 for overseas applicants). If you are currently in receipt of Income Support, please speak to our Registrar to discuss the possibility of waiving the required registration fee.
Your daughter will also be asked to complete a Sixth Form Application Form and we will contact her current school to request a reference and predicted grades.
Our GDST Bursaries range from 30% to 100% of school fees. All bursary applications are assessed independently by the Fees Office of the GDST and not Oxford High School itself, and applications are means-tested taking into account parental income and assets. In addition to satisfying means-testing criteria, recipients of bursary awards must also score highly in our admissions assessments.
To apply for a bursary, you must tick the bursary application box on the application form or let the Admissions Team know. Once the Trust’s online bursary application portal is open in October, we will send you the login details for you to complete the bursary application. Applications for bursaries cannot be made to the Trust once offers have been made. Please see our Bursaries page for further details.
All applicants will sit the school’s entrance examination on Admissions Day. The Sixth Form examination include a short written task on global topics (30 mins) and an online Cognitive Abilities Test (60 – 90 mins).
We invite every applicant to take part in two interviews with the Head, Director of Sixth Form or the Deputy Head. Girls will also be asked to submit a Portfolio if she wants to study Art-related subjects.
Place Offer and Bursary Outcome
Parents and girls will be informed of the outcome of the Admissions Day by first-class post or email (if overseas). Bursary awards, Academic and Head’s Scholarship and Exhibition awards will also be communicated to parents at this point. Scholarships and exhibitions are held for the duration of the time that your daughter is at Oxford High School, subject to satisfactory progress and behaviour.
Acceptance of Offers
The deadline for accepting offered places is set by the GSA and is usually early March. On the acceptance of a place, a deposit of £1,000 is payable, which the school retains until the end of the pupil’s final term in the school and which is refunded within 12 weeks of her leaving, less any sums owing to the Girls’ Day School Trust or the school at that time. It is forfeited if the pupil does not take up the accepted place.
Art, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarships Application
Girls in receipt of an offer for Sixth Form entry also have the opportunity to apply for an Art, Drama, Music or Sport Scholarship. We also offer Exhibitions in these categories. These Scholarships are held for the duration of the time that your daughter is at Oxford High School, subject to satisfactory progress and behaviour. To ensure fairness in the application process, we will only disclose the scholarship application details when your daughter has been offered a place.