Each year we welcome 45 new boarders and day girls into the Sixth Form, and the overall year group grows to approximately 160 at this point. Settling into the Sixth Form, as a new entrant, is made easier by the fact that all girls move to different houses after GCSE and so it is a new start for everyone.
The emphasis of Sixth Form life at CLC is on increased independence, both in the classroom and beyond. Our students are empowered to take responsibility for managing their academic studies, co-curricular activities and free time, with the aim of encouraging attainment, ambition and self-confidence.
On leaving CLC, our students are ready to explore a world of exciting opportunities and they go on to study a wide range of subjects at outstanding universities throughout the UK, Europe, the USA and across the globe.
1. View our Virtual Tour and take part in a Virtual Open Day
Our virtual tour video, lasting 12 minutes, will give you and your family an insight into the wealth of opportunities at CLC and how it may suit your daughter.
You can also sign up to a Virtual Open Day, which includes a presentation and live Q&A with the Principal, the Director of Admissions, members of staff and current students.
An in-person visit will help you to really get a sense of College, and help to imagine your daughter as part of our community. A small number of Open Days per year are open to all and are listed on our website. Other events are Sixth Form specific and details are emailed to registered families.
Pre-booking is required for all admissions visits and events.
We would encourage you to submit a Registration Form as soon as you have decided College is an option for your daughter. This means we can keep in touch with you, invite you to relevant events and inform you of key deadlines as they approach.
The final deadline for submitting a Registration Form for is:
- 1st May of Year 10 for bursary applicants (1st May 2022 for applications to join in September 2023)
- 1st July of Year 10 for Standard applicants (1st July 2022 for applications to join in September 2023)
If you're applying for a bursary, please visit ourbursary information pagewhich will explain the addition steps in the bursary application process.
4. ESSAY AND INTERVIEW
Registered candidates will be required to submit an admissions essay. Applicants for whom English is not their native language must also submit their UKiset Profile. A virtual individual interview will be arranged on Microsoft Teams following receipt of the essay.
5. COMPLETE AN ENTRANCE EXAM FORM
Successful interview candidates will be asked to submit an Entrance Exam Form by early August (1st August 2022 for September 2023 entry), indicating their subject choices for either A Level or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Applicants who wish to be considered for a Scholarship (Academic, Music, Art or Sport) will need to submit additional form/s by the same date.
Details of the courses available are listed in our Sixth Form Courses Booklet, published annually in September.
Entrance exams take place for all candidates in the first week of November either at CLC, their current school, or with a CLC approved invigilator. A Level candidates will be examined in their four chosen subjects and IB candidates will be examined in their three Higher Level options plus Maths, English and a language if these are not chosen at Higher Level.
Short-listed Academic, Art, Music and Sport Scholarship applicants will participate in an additional assessment programme in the same week as the entrance exams. An online alternative may be offered depending on travel restrictions in place during the Autumn Term; details of this (if required) will be released nearer the time.
Places are offered at the beginning of December in Year 11 (1st December 2022 for September 2023 entry). Our team of assessors review each candidate’s performance across the entrance exams, interview, essay, and the reference we request from her current Head Teacher.
8. ACCEPT YOUR PLACE
You will have until early December in Year 11 to accept your place (10th December 2022 for 2023 entry) and to pay the acceptance fee.
9. JOINING INFORMATION AND HOUSE PLACEMENTS
In the Summer Term of Year 11, parents will receive confirmation of their daughter's House, and access to an online portal containing the enrolment information. Some of this information is for you to read at your leisure, other items have forms which require a response by a set date (for example, requests for music or drama lessons, medical forms, etc).
During the last few weeks of the Summer Term, you'll will be put in contact with your new Housemistress.
10. START COLLEGE!
The time has finally arrived...
New Sixth Formers are invited to arrive ahead of the start of term for an orientation programme, details of which will be shared in the online enrolment pack.
Starting a new school can be unnerving, but there will be plenty of support in place to help you settle. All our returning students join new Houses and start new courses in Sixth Form - so it's an exciting new chapter for everyone.