16+ entry

Approximately 40 girls, both day and boarding, join us each year at 16+ entry (Year 12) into our Sixth Form College. They will join a year group which will become approximately 140 in number.

The emphasis of Sixth Form life at College is to increase girls’ independence, both in the classroom and beyond. They are fully supported but are given responsibility for managing their academic studies, co-curricular activities and free time. Our aim is to encourage attainment, ambition and to build self-confidence.

When girls leave College, they go on to study a wide range of subjects at outstanding universities throughout the UK, Europe, the USA and across the globe. 

Entrance Process

The first stage of our admissions process after an initial enquiry is registration. A Registration Form (either Standard or Bursary) should be completed and returned to the Admissions Department along with the appropriate fee and accompanying documents. 

For Sixth Form entry, the process includes examinations and an interview which are usually taken in the November, almost a year prior to entry. Scholarship assessments take place at College in the first week of November. Full details of the entrance examination process can be found in the SCF Entrance Booklet 2020.

Applicants are asked to select either the A Level or the International Baccalaureate Diploma during the entry process. Subject choices are made at the same time and may be altered at a later date subject to availability and, where necessary, following re-assessment and following discussion with the Vice Principal Academic. Girls new to the Sixth Form are assigned places in our six Senior Houses (boarding or day), each staffed by a dedicated team including a Housemistress, her Deputy and their teams.  New girls will be mixed with a selection of girls from several of College’s junior houses which allows for integration and formation of new friendship groups. 

Useful Documents

Registration Form or Bursary (Beale Award) Registration Form

SFC Entrance Booklet 2020

SFC Entrance Examination Form 2020

Sixth Form Courses Booklet 2019 - 2021