Entry at 16+

How to Apply

All prospective candidates are encouraged to come and visit us before registering to sit an entrance examination. Please come and visit us at one of our upcoming Open Days or Visitor Mornings.

To apply for a place at the College all prospective candidates must complete the relevant registration form and pay a non-refundable application fee of £150. Acceptance of registration does not constitute an offer of a place.

Once we have accepted your registration we will contact all prospective candidates with details about arrangements for the assessment day. If successful at the assessment day a candidate will be offered a place to study at Eltham College

On accepting a place, parents are required to pay a deposit and sign a contract which outlines the standard terms and conditions under which their child is accepted as a student at Eltham College. Offer of a place is also subject to satisfactory references from the candidate’s current school.

Key Dates for 16+ Entry 2023

Whole School Open DaySaturday 17 September 2022
Sixth Form Open EveningTuesday 4 October 2022
Sixth Form Registration DeadlineTuesday 1 November 2022
Sixth Form Entrance ExaminationSaturday 12 November 2022
Sixth Form Interviews and Scholarship Assessmentsw/c 21 November 2022
Sixth Form Offer DayFriday 9 December 2022
Sixth Form Acceptance DeadlineFriday 6 January 2023
Sixth Form Options EveningThursday 12 January 2023

16+ Entry Assessment

The minimum standard for entry to the Sixth Form is six GCSE subjects at grade 7 although, with the competition for places, the standard is likely to be considerably higher. There are also specific GCSE requirements to study specific A level courses which can be found here: GCSE Requirements To Study A Level Subjects 2023 Entry.

All external candidates for the Sixth Form take an entrance examination, sitting papers in two subjects of their choice and a computer adaptive verbal and non-verbal reasoning assessment.  Those students who elect to sit papers in French, German or Spanish will also sit a language oral. After the entrance examination, candidates for whom a place is being considered will be invited back for an interview.

Students already at Eltham College proceed to the Sixth Form without the need for further assessment, but are required to meet the same minimum entry requirement as external students.

16+ Sample Questions

Places are allocated shortly after the examination process. Once candidates have accepted an offer from us, they will be invited to an Options Evening where they can meet Heads of Department for advice on selecting subjects to study at A level.

Sixth Form Curriculum

Scholarships and Bursaries

All candidates who sit the entrance examinations are automatically considered for an Academic Scholarship. There are further assessments for those children who pass the academic threshold and who wish to be considered for a Music, Sport, Art or Drama Scholarship.

As well as, Academic, Sport, Music, Art and Drama Scholarships at 16+ entry, we offer means-tested financial bursaries for families who may not be able to afford the fees. Visit the Scholarship and Bursaries section for more information.