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Year 12 (16+) Entry

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The Sixth Form at Freemen’s is special. You will be challenged to expand your horizons academically and socially to prepare you for life beyond school.

You will make life-long friends and we hope that in two years’ time you will not only take with you some great memories of your time in the Sixth Form but also that you will feel more confident in tackling the challenges that life will throw at you. 


For Year 12 (16+) entry we consider four things:

  • Your predicted GCSE results (if you are studying eight or more GCSEs) ​​​​​​
  • Entrance Exams (if you are studying less than eight GCSEs) 
  • A Sixth Form questionnaire
  • An interview 
  • A confidential report form your current school

Below we set out the process for applying for Year 12 (16+). If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team on 01372 822423 or email 

Key Dates for applying for Year 12 (16+)

Date Description
 May, September and October                         Open Events (Including Sixth Form Open Evening in September)

End of Autumn Term

(when child is in Year 11)                                               

First round of offers are made. Applications after this date may be accepted, if places remain available
November  Assessments for applicants who are NOT sitting eight or more GCSEs. 
November 16+ Music Auditions
November 16+ Academic Scholarship Exams

Individual interviews 

Confidential report from current school.


Conditional offers of places

December (mid) Deadline for acceptance of first round of conditional offers

GCSE Results day.

Contact us with your results to confirm your place.

September Start at Freemen's


HOW TO Apply 

To apply, simply complete the online Registration Form and pay the £200 fee. You can download a Registration Form if you prefer.

Once we have received notification of your registration and fee, we will send you an acknowledgement detailing what happens next, including a link to the Sixth Form Questionnaire the student will need to complete.

GCses or Entrance assessments


Students seeking entry to Freemen’s Sixth Form, are required to achieve 8 or more GCSEs at grade 5 or above, with a minimum average points score across all subjects of 5.5. Students must also meet specific requirements for their chosen A level subjects. 


Those students who are not sitting GCSEs or are taking less than the required number, will be required to sit the UKiset test to enable us to asses them for entry, prior to interview with the Head of Sixth Form.

If your child has any Special Educational Needs, please inform us at the time of application and provide us with any supporting information, e.g. Educational Psychologist's report. 

Candidates who meet our academic requirements will be invited for individual interview.  Offers will be made on the basis of performance at interview.  We will also request a confidential report from your child's current school. 


Candidates whose offer is conditional on GCSE results:  the earliest date we can send offer letters is 1st December,  but the date will depend on when we receive your school report and when we are able to schedule your interview. 


We regret, given the large number of applicants, that we are unable to give feedback on applications. 

Accepting a place

If you choose to accept the place, we will ask you to confirm your decision by return of a signed acceptance form, acceptance deposit and completed medical questionnaire. 

We will then send you a link to the New Starter Pack, usually in May or June.This has all the information you need before starting with us. 

We will invite you, together with all other members of the new Lower Sixth, to an induction day prior to the start of term.

Admissions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Admissions FAQs

We know that you will have a lot of questions when choosing a school. We are always happy to answer your questions. You can call us directly on 01372 822423 or you can email  Here are some of the questions we get asked most frequently. (Click on the small red arrows to reveal the answers.)