Sixth Form Admissions - Hurstpierpoint College

Sixth Form Admissions


If you would like your child to be considered for a place in Hurst’s Sixth Form please complete the registration form as soon as possible and return this to Admissions together with payment of the £100 registration fee (which can also be paid online from the Fees and online payments page). This will reserve a place for your child in the year group, but does not guarantee a place.

Please register your child at least 12 to 18 months prior to when you would like them to join.

Entry Requirements

To be considered for a place in the Sixth Form at Hurst students require at least four Grade A or Level 7 GCSEs. They should have an A or A* grade in the subjects that they intend to study and, where a pupil wishes to start a new subject which they have not studied before, they need to have achieved an A/A* in a GCSE subject closely related to it (i.e. for Economics, ideally a student should have an A/A* in Maths GCSE). Students should also have a minimum of a C grade or Level 5 at GCSE in Mathematics and English. However, we recognise the need to be flexible and to operate on an individual basis, and will work closely with each student on his or her choices, to establish what will be the best programme of study for them. In addition to A-level, we run a BTEC programme in Sport and Extended Project Qualifications. A satisfactory reference is also required from the student’s current school.


Registered students are invited to attend assessment days in November when they will sit Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning papers, attend interviews with several members of Sixth Form staff as well as the Headmaster. Students applying for Scholarships will be assessed for these at the same time.

Confidential references, including predicted GCSE grades, will be requested from a student’s current school prior to the assessment days and parents are asked to inform their child’s school of their application to Hurst.


Based on the results of the reasoning tests, predicted GCSE grades, interview performance and scholarship assessment (where relevant), offers will be made during the first week of December, subject to achieving the required grades at GCSE and receipt of a satisfactory reference from the student’s current school.

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