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    I am currently choosing grammar schools to apply for sixth form, and I'm very confused about things. Do you have to do a entry exam to get in or do they just look at your GCSE results? (P.S. I'm thinking about applying for schools such as Henrietta Barnett, Dartford Grammar, Wycombe High, Kendrick School or Sir William Borlase's Grammar School)

    Thank you in advance for any help.
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    When I applied (I'm 23 now for reference) we had to do the 11+

    This has been used since they opened so I'm pretty sure they're still used
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    (Original post by Ivy01)
    I am currently choosing grammar schools to apply for sixth form, and I'm very confused about things. Do you have to do a entry exam to get in or do they just look at your GCSE results? (P.S. I'm thinking about applying for schools such as Henrietta Barnett, Dartford Grammar, Wycombe High, Kendrick School or Sir William Borlase's Grammar School)

    Thank you in advance for any help.
    It depends on the grammar school.I know henrietta barnet only looks at mocks and you need 6 A* for GCSE. I applied to St Olaves and they had an entrance exam, so it all depends on the school.
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    I think you only have to do an entrance exam (11+) if you apply to start there in year 7, you only have to get good gcses to get into sixth form. That's for the grammar school here anyway
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    The grammar school I attend, you didn't have to take a test to enter the sixth form, but you were required to have a certain number of A's and A*'s at GCSE whereas I, who took the test in year 7 and got in, just had to get 5 GCSEs A*-C and meet the subject requirements. If you are unsure just call the schools up and ask them.
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    When I applied (I'm 23 now for reference) we had to do the 11+

    This has been used since they opened so I'm pretty sure they're still used
    I thought 11+ is only for yr 7, did you do it when you applied for sixth form??
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    (Original post by Ivy01)
    I thought 11+ is only for yr 7, did you do it when you applied for sixth form??
    My apologies, I read your post wrong. Not sure what's involved post year 7, sorry!
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    Are you applying for entry for this September? I would check the various schools' websites for closing dates (in our area, these have already passed for some if not all of the grammar schools) - on the websites you can also find out what the entrance requirements are.

    The schools you have named are not very near to each other; is your family intending to move house depending on which sixth form you get into? Remember that your place won't actually be confirmed until your GCSE results are confirmed in August, which doesn't give them much time to organise a move before the beginning of term.
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    Most sixth form grammar schools don't require an entrance exam, but do check at the one you are applying to.

    If you're interested in my experience going to a grammar school after having been to a comprehensive from year 7 to 11, feel free to check out my blog:
    https://socialdilemmasblog.wordpress...ammar-schools/
    And drop me a comment if you have any questions.
 
 
 
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