Entry at 16+

A select number of places are open to girls wishing to join Wycombe Abbey in the Sixth Form.

To be considered for 16+ entrance to Wycombe Abbey, your daughter must be registered by 1st June in the calendar year prior to entry. To request a Registration Form, please contact the Admissions team by emailing registrar@wycombeabbey.com.

General guidance

Entry to our Sixth Form is particularly competitive. Your daughter should expect to achieve the equivalent of nine GCSE/IGCSE/GCE passes at grade A* and A (or Grade 9 in the new English and Mathematics GCSE) to be considered for entry into Wycombe Abbey.

The assessment has two stages.

Stage 1: Assessment Day

The first stage is an Assessment Day.

During the day, your daughter will have an interview with a senior member of staff and sit an English examination. Specimen papers are not available for these tests and no preparation is necessary. A report from your daughter's current school will also be requested at this stage.

The Assessment Days place on specified dates in the Spring Term and Summer Term two years prior to entry (while your daughter is Year 10, or equivalent).

Stage 2: Entrance Examinations

Girls who meet the required standard will be invited to take our Sixth Form Entrance examinations in the November* prior to entry (while your daughter is in Year 11, or equivalent).

Girls sit papers in the subjects that they are proposing to study at A level and are based on the GCSE/IGCSE/GCE level syllabuses. Specimen papers are not available for any of the examinations.

If your daughter lives in the UK, she will take the Entrance examinations at Wycombe Abbey. If your daughter lives overseas she may sit the entry papers at the local British Council office.

*In the exceptional circumstance that the November examinations clash with a recognised external examination such as GCSE/IGCSE, alternative arrangements may be made at the discretion of the School. The Admissions team must be informed well in advance and written evidence provided.