Sixth Form Admissions

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Each September we welcome pupils to our Sixth Form to study either the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A level course.

Sixth Form admissions at Malvern College are based on entrance tests and an interview with a member of the College’s academic staff. Applicants must pass the College’s standard entry criteria including an online CAT4 test and an English test (Oxford Placement Test) to qualify. If successful, conditional offers are made, requiring a minimum of six (I)GCSE passes which must include the following:

  • English and Mathematics
  • A minimum of three grade ‘5’s
  • A minimum of three grade ‘6’s
  • At least ‘6’s in the three subjects they wish to study at A level or International Baccalaureate Higher Level.

In addition, ‘7’ or above will be required for pupils studying Maths A level and ‘8’ or above for those wanting to study Further Maths A level or IB Higher Level Maths.

While a grade of ‘7’ or above is advisable for A level or IB higher level Science subjects, it is not essential.

Due to high demand, families are encouraged to register their child 12-18 months before the proposed entry term. Applicants from international pupils must demonstrate academic proficiency in their chosen Sixth Form subjects if not following the GCSE curriculum.