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Year 12 (16+) Entry

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) ​​​​​​
  • UKiset report (overseas applicants only) and entrance examinations in English and Non-Verbal Reasoning (if you are studying fewer than eight GCSEs) 
  • A Sixth Form questionnaire
  • An interview 
  • A confidential report from 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 and September                        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 16+ Academic Scholarship Exams (invitation only)
November 16+ Music Scholarship Auditions

Assessments for applicants who are NOT sitting eight or more GCSEs. 


Individual interviews 

Confidential report from current school


Conditional offers of places

January 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 

We will be holding the first round of Sixth Form interviews in November, however, we will take applications beyond this date. 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.

Sixth Form entry requirements

Sixth Form entry requirements (for entry from September 2023):

Students seeking entry to Freemen’s Sixth Form, are required to achieve 8 or more GCSEs (including Maths and English) at grade 6 or above, with a minimum average points score across all subjects of 6.5. Students must also meet specific requirements for their chosen A Level subjects, which can vary between grade 6 and grade 9, depending on the subject. International candidates who are sitting GCSEs must be able to offer GCSE/IGCSE English, we will not consider GCSE/IGCSE English as a Second Language.

International candidates who are not taking GCSEs or studying fewer than eight GCSEs:

International students who are not sitting GCSEs or are taking fewer than 8 GCSEs will be required to sit the UKiset test to enable us to assess them for entry, and will also sit Freemen's entrance examinations in Written English and Non-Verbal Reasoning. 

For more information about the UKiset test and to register to sit the test, please visit the UKiset website ( Please note that success in the UKiset test does not guarantee a place at Freemen’s.  

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.

All admissions to Freemen’s are at the Headmaster’s discretion.


Offers of places will be made on 16 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 applications that we receive, that we are unable to give individual 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, by 31 January. You'll also need to pay the acceptance deposit and submit a 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.  Admissions General what are the main points of entry…