The vast majority of our GCSE students choose to stay on into the Sixth Form, where they are joined by entrants from other schools. Entry to the Sixth Form from September 2015 involves meeting a requirement based on GCSE grades.
We offer a minimum of 35 places to girls aged 16 or over each year. A small number of places will also be available for boys of the same age. Selection will be by means of the UCS 16+ Assessment. The Assessment will not be subject-specific, but will be an objective test of thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills. A confidential report (including a forecast of GCSE grades, or equivalent) will be requested from each candidate’s current school. As many candidates as possible will be called to UCS for interview following the Assessment. Offers of places will be made to successful candidates in December. These offers must be firmly and finally accepted or declined at that time.
All offers to come into the Sixth Form at UCS are conditional; students must score 14 points or more in their GCSE examinations, where 3 points is equivalent to an A*, 2 points to an A grade, and one point to a B grade. In Summer 2017, candidates taking GCSEs graded on the new 9-1 system will attain 3 UCS points for a ‘9’ or an ‘8’, 2 UCS points for a ‘7’, and one UCS point for a ‘6’.
Needs-based financial assistance with fees is available, as well as Music Scholarships. A separate application needs to be made for Music Scholarships. Please see the Bursaries & Scholarships page for more details.