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Entry at 16+

Each year we take up to 30 new external students into the Sixth Form (Year 12) from a range of other schools. Students are encouraged to attend one of two Sixth Form Open Events in the Autumn Term prior to entry.

In general, external applicants are required to achieve at least five GCSE passes at Grade 6 or above (as required by individual subjects) for entry into our A level courses.  The specific GCSE requirements for entry are listed by subject below: (Please click on the link)

Entry Requirements For A Level

The Application

Applicants are asked to complete the application form – please click button on the right.  Whilst completing the form you will be asked to upload the last full school report, predicted GCSE results, GCSE mock results and any other relevant reports. Students are invited to complete the section on the form or submit a letter outlining their reason for applying to The King Alfred School. As part of the admissions process we will contact the current school for a reference.

The Interviews

In the first instance, applicants are invited to attend pastoral and academic interviews with the pastoral team and Director of Sixth Form. Successful applicants will be invited in to additional interviews with Heads of Departments and senior staff, with written assessments and meeting with KAS students. Parents are invited to meet with senior staff, after the interview day.

Timings for entry in September 2025

(Applications from September 2024)

Places are offered on the basis of the interview day.  
Application deadline and interview dates:

  • Application deadline:
Monday 21 October 2024
  • Pastoral/Academic Interviews:
13/14/15 November 2024*
  • UAL Auditions
19 November 2024*
  • Subject Teacher Interviews (excluding UAL)
27/28/29 November 2024*
  • Offers Sent:
w/c Monday 2 & 9 December 2024
  • Acceptance by:
Date stipulated on the offer letter

*Each successful applicant will be invited in for interviews on one of these dates

A small number of Bursaries are available for students joining the Sixth Form.
Completed Bursary application forms for external applicants entry into Year 12 for 2025 must be returned to the Bursary Manager by Monday 4 November 2024
If you require further information please contact Caroline Armstrong by emailing carolinea@kingalfred.org.uk

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