16+ entry to Haileybury

In the Sixth Form, Haileybury offers pupils the option of studying either A Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

This page details the application process, key dates in that process and the selection criteria involved.

The entrance procedure for pupils joining the Sixth Form

Candidates are welcome to apply for entry to the Haileybury Sixth Form (Year 12) to study either for A Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Upon initial enquiry, candidates are requested to provide a school report to the Registrar (details of how to do this can be found under 'Further information').

Successful candidates are then invited to register and visit Haileybury. Examinations are taken at Haileybury in November of the year prior to entry.

The Admissions process will consist of the following:

  • Verbal and non-verbal reasoning tests. These tests let us understand the learning profile of the boys and girls and where their strengths and weaknesses lie.
  • A choice of two academic subject papers. These papers have been prepared so that no specific prior knowledge is required and are a chance for pupils to demonstrate their thinking within a subject discipline. Decisions over which subjects to sit should be taken carefully and should reflect the strengths of the pupil.
  • Non-native English speakers will sit an EAL test to assess the level of functional English of a pupil, as well as a non-verbal reasoning test.
  • Projected Middle School grades. These might be GCSE or MYP grades or equivalent, and give us an understanding of the pupils’ current attainment.
  • Report cards from current schools allow us the opportunity to assess pupils’ attitudes to learning within their current contexts.
  • Interviews with senior staff at Haileybury ensure that we understand the pupils as individuals and mean that we can get to know them before offering them a place.

The purpose of the 16+ Admissions Assessments at Haileybury is to allow us to understand prospective pupils as learners. Equally, it is an opportunity for prospective pupils to demonstrate that they are academically curious and intellectually ambitious.

Non-EEA candidates may be permitted to sit the papers at their current school or an alternative venue such as offices of the British Council. They must have visited Haileybury for their interview prior to the examination date. This is at the discretion of the Registrar.

Admissions timeline for entry to the Sixth Form in 2020

Completed Registrations should be received no later than Monday 21 October 2019.

Timeline dates

For 2020 entry, the key dates are as follows:

  • Registration Deadline: Monday 21 October 2019
  • Main entrance examination day/s (all candidates): Friday 8 November or Saturday 9 November 2019
  • Scholarship assessment day: Thursday 7 November 2019

Offers of a place

Unconditional offers will be announced on Monday 2 December 2019 and the deadline for acceptance of an offer is Friday 13 December 2019.

If you are interested in 16+ entry for your son or daughter in September 2020 please contact a member of the Admissions Team as soon as possible on 01992 706353. 

Further information

To email a school report to the Registrar, please send it to:

Please view the links below for more information about the admissions process, our policies and details on scholarships.

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