ADMISSION TO THE SIXTH FORM
The relaxed atmosphere at NLCS Sixth Form, together with the smaller classes and closer relationships with the teachers, means lessons are interactive and stimulating. The benefits of being a Sixth Former, such as heading up societies, participating in overseas trips, undertaking work experience or using the common rooms make school a really enjoyable experience.
Entry into Sixth Form is at age 16. Therefore, for entry in September 2024 students must have a date of birth between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008.
Registration for 2024 is now closed.
|Registration opens||Monday 5 June 2023|
|Registration closes – Overseas candidates||Friday 13 October 2023|
|Registration closes – UK candidates||Friday 13 October 2023|
|Deadline for Bursary applications||Friday 13 October 2023|
|Deadline for Music Scholarship applications||Friday 13 October 2023|
|Entrance Test||Thursday 9 November 2023|
|Interviews||Tuesday 21 November – Friday 24 November 2023|
|Offers sent||Friday 1 December 2023|
|Acceptance deadline||Friday 8 December 2023|
Registration is now closed for 2024 entry.
There is a registration fee of £150 (£200 for Overseas applications). This must be paid to confirm your daughter’s application.
Since its foundation in 1850, North London Collegiate School has been committed to providing accessible, affordable education for pupils of ability. To attract able students and to help those who would otherwise be unable to attend a fee-paying school, we offer bursaries and music scholarships to pupils joining the Senior School.
Handel Music Scholarships
A number of Music Scholarships are awarded at 16+ on the basis of merit. Students must pass the entrance examination and a music audition conducted by the Music Department to qualify.
For further information about joining the Sixth Form, please contact, Sixth Form & Non-Standard Admissions Officer.
“We want to thank you for making the process manageable for our daughter. She was treated with kindness at every turn and this matters very much to me.”
— NLCS Parent
Stage 1 – Attend an Event
The best way to find out about our school is to attend an open event. We hold a Sixth Form Open Afternoon and Course Consultation during the Autumn Term.
Stage 2 – Register
Registration for the Sixth Form opens in June. You will need to complete the online registration form.
If you are applying for a bursary you will need to complete a bursary application form.
If you are applying for a Music Scholarship you will need to complete the online scholarships form and return it with a copy of your latest music exam mark sheet(s) and a reference from the teacher of your first instrument.
Stage 3 – Entrance Exam
We welcome students who bring new approaches and fresh ideas. Our entrance tests and interviews ensure that the candidates are embarking on the right Sixth Form courses and are secure in their background work. All students who have registered will be invited for one day of entrance tests. These tests are in the subjects they are planning to study in the Sixth Form, and are based on the common core of the GCSE syllabuses.
Stage 4 Interview
Short-listed students will be called for informal interviews with the appropriate Heads of Department. We will ask your present school for a reference and for GCSE predictions before we call you for an interview. Offers made are conditional upon students going on to achieve an average grade 7.5 across their GCSEs and, in most cases, grade 8 in GCSEs linked to the subjects they wish to study in the Sixth Form.
If you have applied for a Music Scholarship, and are called back for an
interview, you will also be invited for a 20-minute audition.
Stage 5 – Offers
To secure a place you must confirm your acceptance in writing and make
the deposit payment.
The acceptance terms and conditions will be sent to you with the offer of a place.