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 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 six 7-9 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.
Scholarships and bursaries are available for entry to the Sixth Form. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.
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 2020
- Closing date for registration 1 November 2019
- Entrance assessments November 2019
The Admissions Process
To help you navigate your way through the Sixth Form admissions process please follow the step by step guide below.
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 a Sixth Form Open Morning each September, 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. The Sixth Form Open Morning for entry in 2020 will be held on Wednesday 25 September. If you are unable to attend on this date we also hold a number of Visitors’ Afternoons throughout the Autumn and Spring Term which are suitable for all entry points.
To register for entry into Sixth Form, please complete the online registration form using the link above.
Your registration will be acknowledged on receipt and your son’s details entered onto our database.
The closing date for registrations is 1 November prior to the September of entry, however we may give consideration to late applications.
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.
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.
Applicants will be invited to the School for an assessment day in November. 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.
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.
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 six grade 7-9 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.