Sixth Form Admissions

At Berkhamsted Sixth we aim to develop our students into adventurous, innovative and motivated young adults, who are compassionate and resilient

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Why choose Berkhamsted Sixth?

We equip our students with the skills they need to rise to the challenges of the modern and ever-changing world, succeeding at university or thriving on an apprenticeship scheme, either of which can prepare them for a fulfilling career.

Berkhamsted Sixth has a strong academic focus, yet we also believe that opportunities and experiences beyond the curriculum are just as crucial for students’ future success and happiness.

How to apply

Please complete the request a prospectus form if you wish to receive a prospectus.

Prospective pupils may be registered for admission at any time after birth. Registrations should ideally be received at least a full calendar year preceding the desired date of admission to benefit from all communications relating to the next admissions cycle.

Registration takes place by submitting the registration form on the link below along with the registration fee.


Admissions Timetables

The registration deadline for Year 12 entry in September 2022 has now passed, however we may still be able to accept late applications. Please send your child’s latest school report to the Admissions Team at for consideration.


2023 Admissions Timetable 

Open Events

Our Open Events offer an opportunity to find out more about Berkhamsted Sixth.  To find out more please contact our admissions department.

If you have any questions or would like to join our mailing list to remain in touch so we can keep you updated of our upcoming open events please complete the form or call Admissions on 01442 358001 who will be happy to assist.



Entry requirements

In order to gain admission to Berkhamsted Sixth, students require 43 points across their best 8 GCSE subjects with a minimum requirement of a Grade 6 in the subjects they wish to study.

All students who have taken GCSE/iGCSE will require a minimum of Grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English Language for entry to the school. In addition to the general entrance requirements outlined above, there are specific admission requirements relating to certain courses. Further details of these requirements can be found in our A Level Curriculum Guide.

Our assessment day is designed to assess a student’s character strengths and academic ability. We know that character is central to students’ wellbeing and outcomes and want to make sure that the students who are offered places will thrive at Berkhamsted Sixth. Therefore, the assessment is comprised of the following:

  • A character-strengths-based interview
  • A presentation followed by a small-group discussion
  • A verbal, non-verbal, spatial and quantitative reasoning test

A reference from the prospective student’s current school is also required.

Progression to Year 13 depends on satisfactory attainment in Year 12, as determined by the student’s performance in the end of year examinations. Work ethic, discipline record and contribution to the wider life of the School are also taken into account.

Overseas students, once registered, are required to sit a CAT4 test and complete an online form with questions on the subjects they wish to study at A Level under exam conditions through a recognised partner agent, at the nearest British Council office, or at their current school. Students will have an interview with the Head of International Recruitment. A reference from the student’s current school is also required.

Sixth Form Curriculum Statement

Scholarships and Bursaries

We award Scholarships and Awards on merit to pupils whom we wish to attract to Berkhamsted because of the contribution they are able to make to school life, be that academic, dramatic, musical, sporting, creative or as potential leaders.

The Scholarship value is usually 10% of the tuition fees. Higher awards may be given and are usually means-tested. Exhibitions may also be awarded for music and drama.

All awards may be varied at the absolute discretion of the Principal.

Where there is a demonstrated need, additional means-tested funding may be available to those awarded Scholarships.

More information about Scholarships


School Uniform

The School Uniform Shop is located on the Ground Floor of the Beeches Building of Berkhamsted Prep. Parking is available onsite, accessed via Doctors Commons Road.

The shop sells a limited stock of Schoolblazer items but does have a wide selection of samples available in a variety of sizes to try before you buy if you require. In addition the shop stocks second hand uniform which enables parents to buy & sell items of School uniform that have been previously used which are still in good condition.

Open every Tuesday during term time 14:00 – 17:00.


Request a Prospectus

Please complete this short form to receive a copy:

Request a prospectus form