Admissions into the Sixth Form

Each September we welcome approximately 40 pupils into the Lower Sixth to begin a 2 year A Level or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Course.

Parents should register their child 18 months in advance of the proposed term of entry. All pupils must visit the College for an interview before an offer of a place will be made. All pupils will be required to pass the Malvern College entrance test in their chosen A level or IB Higher subject choices. Entrance tests are held in November of the year prior to entry. References will also be sought from the pupil’s current school.


Conditional offers will be made based on the pupil achieving the following criteria:

Pupils are expected to gain 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, at least a "7" will be required for Maths A Level and at least "8" for Further Maths A level and IB Higher Level Maths. While a "7" or above is advisable for A Level or IB higher-level science subjects it is not essential.

Visit our A Level and IB webpages for subject options.