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Cloister Time 2015

Winchester College

Sixth Form Entry

Sixth Form Entrance

A few boys are admitted into Sixth Book (Year 12) to study for two years at the School.

Candidates should be under 17 on 31 August in the year of entry.

Most boys in the Sixth Form take three subjects (Cambridge Pre-U) but those who take Mathematics in Year 12 take four subjects; and those studying both Greek and Latin may also take four. Details of the curriculum are on the website (www.winchestercollege.org).

Any available places will be offered to boys of high academic calibre who can also make a significant contribution to the School in various ways. The minimum standard for entry to the Sixth Form is six A/A* grades at GCSE or its equivalent. In practice, the level expected is likely to be considerably higher, and competition for the small number of places is intense.

Application forms are available from May in the year before the boy hopes to enter the School. Please contact Mrs P McComb, Deputy Registrar, Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, SO23 9NA (admissions@wincoll.ac.uk); telephone 01962 621247. Forms should be completed and returned at any time, but for 2016 entry, not later than Friday 9 October 2015. Overseas candidates should also arrange to sit UKiset assessment tests (www.ukiset.com), ensuring that results reach us by Friday 9 October 2015.

There will be an Open Day for prospective Sixth Form Applicants and parents on Saturday 3 October 2015 during which time there will be talks by the Registrar, Director of Studies and the Senior Housemaster. There will be a tour of the School, a tour round one boarding House and a buffet lunch will be provided. If you wish to come to the Open Day, you must contact Miss G Tyrrell (glt@wincoll.ac.uk) by the 25 September at the latest.

A shortlist of applicants will be invited to the School for interview and assessments on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 November 2015. Candidates must come to Winchester at this time and tests cannot be taken elsewhere or at any other time. Parents of shortlisted candidates will be required to pay a registration fee by the end of October 2015. Offers of places will be made within a fortnight of the tests and parents of successful candidates will be asked to sign an agreement to pay fees and charges. The Parental Contract will be issued in early January 2016 to be returned together with the relevant deposit by 31 January 2016.

Means-tested financial support is available in cases of need. Parents of shortlisted candidates, who require assistance with the fees, are asked to contact Mrs C P Hann (cph@wincoll.ac.uk) before the end of October.

Sixth Form entrants are eligible for Music Awards and the Master of Music welcomes enquiries from candidates. Full details are available from Miss J Ambrose (jma@wincoll.ac.uk).