Sixth Form Entry

Hampton welcomes applications from boys wishing to join the Sixth Form and we are pleased to meet and discuss opportunities with boys during their Fifth Year (Year 11).

Entry to the Sixth Form is via online and written assessment, personal statement, Headteacher’s report and interview and is subject to I/GCSE results.  Assessments are held in November and March of Year 11 and places are conditional on a satisfactory performance at I/GCSE.

A successful applicant will require strong academic ability and potential  and a minimum of 6A/A* grades at I/GCSE is essential.  Sporting, creative and other talents are also important as the School offers a wide variety of co-curricular activities which form an integral part of the Sixth Form programme.

No scholarships are available for entry to the Sixth Form but parents may apply for bursarial support.

A high level of fluency in both written and spoken English is required as all subjects are taught in English and no teaching or support in English as a Foreign Language is offered.

Key Dates for entry to the Sixth Form in September 2017

  • Closing date for registration 1 February 2017
  • Entrance assessments 25 November 2016 & 10 March 2017

The Admissions Process

To help you navigate your way through the Sixth Form admissions process please follow the step by step guide below.

Step 1

  OPEN EVENTS

We hope that our website provides you with a snapshot of the unique atmosphere of Hampton School, however, there is no substitute for a visit.  We hold an Open Morning each September and regular Visitors’ Afternoons throughout the year.   These events are designed to give you an overview of the School and provide you with the opportunity to meet the Head of Sixth Form and current Sixth Form students.

Step 2

 REGISTER YOUR SON

To register, simply complete and return a copy of the Registration Form to the Admissions Office, together with the non-refundable £100 registration fee.  The registration fee may be paid by cheque or BACS.  For further advice on registration and for information regarding payment by BACS please contact the Admissions office: admissions@hamptonschool.org.uk 020 8979 9273.

The closing date for registrations is 1 February prior to the September of entry.

Your registration will be acknowledged on receipt.

Please note that consideration will only be given to applicants who live within easy travelling distance of the School or who have a relative or guardian living within reach of the School and willing to take full responsibility for them.

Overseas applicants must provide the name and address of their UK guardian and state their relationship to the UK guardian at the time of registration. The School is unable to sponsor boys who require a tier 4 visa (student visa).

Candidates should usually be under 17 years of age at the time of entry to the Sixth Form.

Step 3

Personal Statement and Further Information

Once registered, applicants will be asked to complete an Information Sheet providing details of their choice of A levels, hobbies and interests.  Applicants will also be asked to write a one-page personal statement outlining their reasons for applying to Hampton, their university and career aspirations and how they will contribute to the Hampton School community.  Not all applicants are invited for assessment so it is important that the personal statement reflects the applicant’s strengths and commitment to their studies.

A confidential report including predicted I/GCSE grades will also be requested from the applicant’s current school.

Step 4

Assessments

Applicants will be invited to the School for an assessment day in either November or March. The assessments combine online aptitude tests with written papers and are designed to identify potential as well as test factual knowledge.

  • Online tests are taken in verbal, non-verbal and quantitative reasoning, no specific preparation is required
  • 30 minute written papers are sat in each of the subjects the applicants wishes to study at A level

We are pleased to allow extra time and make reasonable adjustments in the written assessments for a learning difficulty or disability, if a recommendation is made by an appropriate expert. We will also seek evidence of history and need of provision from the candidate’s current school.  Applications for special arrangements in the entrance assessments must be made in writing at least six weeks prior to the assessment day.

Special Access Arrangements

Step 5

Interview

Boys showing potential in the assessments are invited for interview.   Applicants will usually meet with the Head of Sixth Form, a Deputy Head and a senior member of the Department for each of the subjects they wish to study at A level.  The interviews are on a one-to-one basis and the subject interviews are academic in nature.

Step 6

Offers & Acceptances

Offers of places are conditional upon specified grades to be achieved at I/GCSE. Candidates are generally expected to gain a strong list of I/GCSE passes including Mathematics and English with at least 6 A or A* passes. Entrants to the Sixth Form are also expected to contribute fully to the School’s co-curricular programme.  A deposit of £1,500 is required to accept the offer of a place. The offer is confirmed on receipt of the applicant’s GCSE results.