Students entering Emanuel at 16+ join the sixth form – the final two years of a young person’s compulsory education in the UK. We can recruit up to 20 suitable students each year to join the students moving up from Year 11 at Emanuel School.

We are looking for students who show a genuine engagement with their learning and who will enjoy the high level of support we give students when applying to universities in the UK and abroad, as well as art schools, drama schools and music conservatoires.

There will be no cap on registrations for any entry point for those looking to enter the school in September 2020 and beyond. Registration will be open from two years before the time of entry through to the October before the year of entry, irrespective of the number of registrations.

We hope this change will mean prospective parents and students are able to take their time to decide if they would like to make an application and have the opportunity to visit the school before registering.

Registration for entry at 16+ in 2019 is now closed. Registration for entry at 16+ in 2020 is open.


The admissions process

Before registering for a sixth form place at Emanuel, you may wish to view our prospectus or come and visit us at one of our open events.

When you have decided to register for sixth form at Emanuel School, please complete the registration form. Registration costs £145 per student.

Once registration is received, the admissions office will send confirmation of registration. This may take up to two weeks.

October, year before entry: students will be asked to submit their report from the end of Year 10. We will also request a reference from their current head of year (or equivalent) and their GCSE predictions from their current school. Applicants to the sixth form should expect to achieve a minimum of 18 points at GCSE, where 9=5, A*/8=4, A/7=3, B/6=2 and C/5=A, as well as As or above in their chosen A level subjects.

November, year before entry: sixth form applicants will be invited to an assessment day. The assessment day consists of three 45 minute exams, following by an interview with a member of staff. The two best scores from the exam papers will be taken into account. The papers are as follows:

  • Maths: a non-calculator paper. Problem-solving skills and basic skills, including algebra, will be assessed.
  • English: this test comprises a number of questions in response to a literary piece, followed by an argumentative or persuasive piece of writing.
  • General paper: this test comprises multiple choice questions and a question from a choice of essays relating to humanities and science themes.

November, year before entry: A few weeks after the assessment day, successful candidates will receive offer letters by post.

December, year before entry: Acceptance deadline for sixth form places.


Exam concessions

If you are seeking special exam arrangements of any kind (including extra time or the use of a computer), written request and supporting documentation such as an Educational Psychologist’s report must be received before November 2019 (date to be confirmed).

Exam concession requests are reviewed in line with the requirements of the Joint Council for Qualifications and what is allowed for external exams. The headmaster’s decision on exam concession requests is final. The school will confirm in writing which, if any, special arrangements will be made for the candidate. Candidates must bring the letter of confirmation to the entrance exam.

If you have an Educational Psychologist’s report you must supply this information if you accept the offer of a place.


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