Alongside pupils progressing from our year 11, we welcome new students to our Sixth Form and have a long and successful tradition of girls joining us in year 12.
Sixth Form candidates should expect to achieve a minimum of 7 GCSE passes at grades A*-C (9 to 5) including a minimum of a C (5) in both English Language and Mathematics. A minimum of a B grade (6) is required for any subject to be studied at A Level. Some subjects, specifically Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths, will require an A grade (7) at GCSE. We will also consider equivalent international qualifications.
Admission is on the basis of an interview with the Headmistress or the Director of Sixth Form and a good reference (with predicted GCSE grades) from the candidate’s current school. Occasionally, we may ask a girl to sit a short test in a particular subject or subjects.
Scholarships and Bursaries
A number of scholarships are awarded on entry to the Sixth Form and both internal and external candidates are welcome to apply. The scholarship examination is held each year in November. For the academic year 2017-18 the Sixth Form scholarship examination will be on Friday 23 November. Those students who wish to apply for a scholarship should submit a scholarship application form by Friday 10 November. Students who are new to the school must also register before they can complete a scholarship application form. The scholarship examination is not subject-specific and requires no special preparation. All applicants for Sixth Form Scholarships will also be interviewed by the Director of Sixth Form.
HSBC offer means-tested scholarships for Sixth Form entry to students joining Sydenham High School from a state school. To be considered for these prestigious full scholarships applicants new to the school must complete an HSBC scholarship application form once they have registered. Applicants will also need to complete a bursary assessment to take account of individual financial circumstances.
Candidates who wish to apply for a bursary in Sixth Form must indicate this on the application form and submit the bursary application by the deadline of Friday 30 November. Further details on the bursary application process will be provided by email once the application form is received.
Our Sixth Form Open Evening took place on Tuesday 3 October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
If you were unable to attend, please contact us to make alternative arrangements to visit the school.
The application fee for students new to the school is £100 (£125 for overseas students).
Please contact the admissions team on 020 8557 7004 with any queries.