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Sixth form entry

We encourage innovation in all areas of the curriculum, passionately believing it is not what you learn, but how you learn. Pupils in Sixth Form take ownership of their own learning and development, even more so than in the junior years.

We carefully match each pupil with a tutor throughout their time at Bryanston, underpinning ‘The Bryanston Method’. These one-to-one tutorials form a crucial part of a sixth former’s timetable, encouraging independent learning and responsibility.

A wide range of co-curricular activities complement the academic study, making Bryanston a place where pupils learn to love their minds and find their mission.

We invite you to attend one of our Information Afternoons that include:

  • Talks from our Head, Richard Jones, and the Head of Sixth Form, James Ralphs
  • A tour of the School with a Sixth Form pupil
  • An opportunity to talk to Heads of Department about subject specifics

The Information Afternoons run from 2.30pm - 5.30pm on:

  • Wednesday 21 September 2022
  • Friday 7 October 2022

Book your attendance

Next steps to securing a Sixth Form place

  • Please complete the registration form by Friday 14 October 2022 (for September 2023 entry)
  • If applying for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship application form by 14 October 2022 (see the scholarship brochure for more information)
  • Pupils attend one of three Test and Interview Days, on Friday 4 November, Wednesday 9 November or Friday 11 November

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email admissions@bryanston.co.uk or call 01258 484543.

  • Q How and when do we apply?  

    A

    Applications are accepted from September the year before entry. Test and Interview Days are in November. The first round of offers is made on 1 December and other offers may be made later in the academic year.

    See key dates for Sixth Form.

  • Q How many do you admit to the sixth form?  

    A

    Numbers vary each year, but we usually admit between 20 and 30 pupils.

  • Q What are the entry requirements?  

    A

    Candidates sit entry tests in maths or English if they are A level candidates, or maths and English for the IB. In addition, pupils are expected to achieve 40 or more GCSE points. International pupils should have IELTS at 6.0 or equivalent. Most heads of department recommend at least a grade 7 at GCSE for subjects relevant to sixth form study.

  • Q Do you offer A levels or the IB?  

    A

    Bryanston offers both A levels, the IB and the IBCP at sixth form.

  • Q Do you offer scholarships and bursaries?  

    A

    Scholarships are worth up to 10% remittance of the fees. Bursaries are all means-tested.

  • Q How do I apply for a place in the sixth form (year 12) from overseas?  

    A

    Applications are accepted from September the year before entry. 

    In order to ensure that Bryanston can support the learning of overseas pupils for whom English is not their first language, we participate in UKiset – the UK Independent Schools' Entry Test.

    UKiset is an adaptive online test taken in English, which has been designed to support admission into the UK independent education system. UKiset tests a child's underlying academic abilities through four principal reasoning areas – Non Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Ability, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability – together with a creative writing piece and an English Placement Test.  In total, the test takes approximately two and a half hours.  

    If you wish your child to be considered for a place at Bryanston, please go to the UKiset website to register your child by completing the Student Profile Form. Please list Bryanston School on the form and provide as much information as possible, because this will be sent to us as part of your child's UKiset Profile Package and used in conjunction with their UKiset results to assess their application.

    Once you have completed the form, the UKiset team will contact you with details of your closest test centre and the next available test date (UKiset can be taken at approved test centres in over 130 countries worldwide). 

    After your child has taken the test and we have received their UKiset Profile Package we will make a decision as to whether or not we wish to take their application further. If we are happy to pursue the application we will send you an application form, which should be returned to us with the application fee. Candidates will then follow our entry procedures, which require an entrance test in Maths and/or English, an interview with the Head or an Admission Tutor and a reference from their current school.

    For further information, or to register your child for UKiset, please go to: www.ukiset.com. If your child has already taken the UKiset test and you would like their results to be sent to Bryanston, please complete the UKiset School Selection Form on their website.