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.
Entry for Current OHS Pupils
It is anticipated that pupils in Year 11 of Oxford High School will transfer automatically to Sixth Form. 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 to Sixth Form (16+) in September 2022
External applications are warmly invited for Sixth Form (Year 12) 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 do not accept application for Year 13 entry.
Step 1 – Visit Us
Our open events provide an opportunity for you to meet our Headmistress Mrs Marina Gardiner Legge and our dedicated staff, and current pupils whether virtually or in ‘real life’.
The Sixth Form Open Evening will take place on 14 September 2021 and the Senior School Open Day will take place on Saturday 25 September 2021. Please book online here.
Step 2 – Apply
We recommend applying as early as possible in the year preceding entry using our online application form. All applications for entry to Sixth Form should be submitted by Friday 5 November 2021. Please check our Key Admissions Dates.
Overseas candidates should refer to the Key Admissions Dates for Overseas Applicants.
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 in receipt of income support then we are able to waive this fee, providing proof of income support is sent through. Please contact our Registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01865 478 678) for further information.
To apply for a bursary, you must tick the box on the initial registration form or let the Admissions Team know in writing. Bursaries can only be awarded to candidates applying in the main application round; those who apply later than the deadlines in the autumn preceding the year of entry regrettably will not be eligible for a bursary. Applications for bursaries cannot be made to the Trust once offers have been made. If you have ticked the bursary box on the application form (or let one of the Admissions Team know in writing), and you have applied before the deadline for the main entry rounds (see Key Admission Dates), you will be contacted once Trust’s online bursary application portal is open in October. You will be provided with the login details required for you to complete the bursary application by the bursary application deadline Friday 12 November 2021.
All Bursary applications are assessed independently by the Fees Office of the GDST 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. GDST Bursaries range from 30% to 100% of school fees; however, the amount of any bursary depends on individual circumstances, local demand and the funding available. Sometimes awards of a lesser value may be offered. Please visit our bursary page for details of this year’s bursary assessment criteria.
Step 3 – Assessments
The Admissions Day for entry to Sixth Form 2022 will take place on Saturday 20 November 2021 at the senior school.
The Sixth Form examination include a short written task on global topics (30 mins) and an online Cognitive Abilities Test (60 – 90 mins). Girls will also be asked to submit a Portfolio if she wants to study Art-related subjects.
We invite every applicant to take part in two interviews with the Headmistress or the Deputy Head and the Director of Sixth Form.
Reference from Current School
We will contact a candidate’s current school for a reference. We are very mindful of the disruption many pupils have experienced due to school closures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and we will be asking the primary and prep schools to outline the educational provision available during the lockdown. We would like to reassure parents that we will be carefully considering how this has impacted each individual candidate to ensure that they will not be disadvantaged by the different levels of provision the schools were able to provide.
Step 4 – Offers and Acceptance
Parents will be informed of the outcome of their application on Friday 10 December 2021. Bursary awards will also be communicated to parents at this point.
Acceptance of Offers
The deadline for accepting a conditional or unconditional place offer is Monday 31 January 2022. 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.
Step 5 – Scholarships Application
Academic and Head’s Scholarships
Candidates in receipt of an offer for Sixth Form entry will have the opportunity to apply for a Sixth Form Academic Scholarship. The Scholarship application deadline is Friday 7 January 2022. Sixth Form Academic Scholarships are awarded on merit on the basis of the academic scholarship examination and interview, which will take place on Saturday 22 January 2022. Head’s Scholarships are awarded entirely at the Head’s discretion to outstanding girls who have excelled during the admissions process. Academic Scholars are required to make a full contribution to the academic life of the school and to participate fully in OWLS (Oxford and Wimbledon Leading Scholars).
Art, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarships
Candidates in receipt of an offer for Sixth Form entry also have the opportunity to apply for an Art, Drama, Music or Sport Scholarship (maximum 2 categories per candidate). 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.
The Scholarship application deadline is Friday 7 January 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in early February 2022, and the outcome will be communicated to you on Friday 18 February 2022. Please visit our Scholarship page for more information.