Sixth Form Admissions

Admissions Procedure & Key Dates

Each year, we welcome new students to join King Edward’s in the Lower Sixth for their A Levels. The below outlines the main points in your application journey. 

Apply Here 

To learn more about joining our Sixth Form and to request an application pack, contact our Registrar, Mrs Sheppard by emailing registrar@kes.hants.sch.uk.

The Application Process 

In March, senior members of staff and subject specialists will interview prospective candidates.  As a result of these interviews, and on the basis of a candidate’s predicted GCSE results, either a conditional or unconditional offer of a place may be made. More information on our open events and ways to visit us can be found here.

Key Dates 

The Key Dates for students wishing to join our Sixth Form in September 2025 are listed below:

Sixth Form Open Evening - for more in, click here Thursday 27 June 2024
Applications Open September 2024
Sixth Form Tea - for more information, click here Thursday 17 October 2024
Sixth Form Tea - for more information, click here Thursday 5 December 2024
Closing Date for Applications Wednesday 12 February 2025
Interviews Saturday 8 March 2025
Offers Emailed to Applicants  Friday 14 March 2025 
Closing Date for Acceptances  Wednesday 26 March 2025 

How to Book

For more information about our Sixth Form Open Events and how to book, please click here.

Entry Grade Requirements

We normally require 6 x Grade 6s at GCSE, including the subjects you wish to study at A Level (if you are already studying them at GCSE level).  

Additionally, if you wish to study any of the following subjects at A Level, we will require a Grade 7 in that subject:

  • Maths (Grade 8 is required if you also wish to study Further Maths)
  • Physics 
  • Biology 
  • Chemistry
  • French 
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian

You are also required to obtain Grade 4 in English Language and Maths if not studying those subjects at A level.