Joining Latymer
in the Sixth Form

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Every year we welcome around 30 new students to our vibrant Sixth Form, many being supported by means-tested bursaries.  Our new joiners come from all backgrounds and are a welcome and valued addition to Latymer. 

Life in our Sixth Form is exciting and academically stimulating, with small classes enabling lively discussion and tailored learning.  It’s a life-changing experience for our students: the personal and intellectual confidence developed through independent study in a fully co-educational environment is a fantastic preparation for university life and beyond.

The entry process

Entry to the Sixth Form at Latymer Upper for September 2023 has now closed. 

Entry to the Sixth Form at Latymer Upper School is through our own examinations, followed by interviews for selected candidates. Applicants will need to submit a copy of their Year 10 report when they apply and will be invited to sit an exam in early November to assess their suitability for a Latymer Sixth Form education.

We are very mindful of the disruption many pupils have experienced due to school closures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We would like to reassure parents and their children that our entrance exams are carefully designed by us to spot academic potential, rather than specific knowledge that has been attained. 

The entrance exam consists of three papers which assess candidates’ mathematical ability and written communication as well as general problem solving and critical thinking. Candidates’ potential is assessed on their overall performance in these written tests, although the two most relevant to their proposed Sixth Form programme will carry more weight.

Sample questions can be seen by clicking the box. Please note the registration deadline was midday on 30 October 2023 and has now passed and we are unable to accept late registrations.


Candidates who perform well in the exam will be interviewed by a member of the Senior Management Team and senior subject staff. We will make offers to those students who are successful at interview, with grades tailored to their proposed programme of study in the Sixth Form. We will request confidential school references for all candidates invited to interview.
Entry requirements for Sixth Form joiners

We would expect all our Sixth Form applicants, if studying GCSEs, to achieve a minimum of 9 GCSEs including Mathematics and English, with grades 9/8/7 in the subjects that they wish to study in the Sixth Form, or in a related subject where the proposed course is in a new subject.

Further information on the curriculum is available in the Sixth Form Choices Booklet.

For more information about assistance with school fees and applying for a means-tested bursary please visit this page or contact the Admissions Team if you would like to discuss the School’s bursary programme.

Please note we are unable to sponsor pupils who require a Tier 4 visa. To register you will need to show proof that your child can live and study in the UK by uploading a copy of any relevant resident permit/visa. Unfortunately, if we do not have evidence that your child can live and study in the UK, we will be unable to make an offer.


Timings for Sixth Form applications to join September 2023

June 2022Registration for the exams opens on this website
Wednesday 14 September 2022Sixth Form open evening
Friday 30 September 2022 (Midday)Deadline for receipt of applications and Scholarship award applications (and any learning support documentation)
Wednesday 2 November 2022 morningSixth Form entrance exam at Latymer Upper School
Monday 7 November 2022 Decisions sent to all candidates following exam, with interview information for those selected
Sunday 6 November 2022Deadline for submission of documents for a means-tested bursary (where candidates who have been selected for interview requested a mean-tested bursary at the time of registration)
Saturday 12 November 2022Interviews held at Latymer Upper School
Saturday 12 NovemberArts Scholars to leave their portfolios/sketchbooks/supporting materials. Materials to be collected on 18 November
Friday 18 November 2022Music scholarship auditions
w/c 14 November & w/c 21 NovemberSports scholarship trials
Saturday 26 NovemberDrama scholarship auditions
Friday 2 December 2022Results letters posted
Wednesday 14 December 2022 (Midday)Deadline for all responses

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