Students in art class

Each year, students join the Roedean Sixth Form from a variety of backgrounds, from schools in the local area to those further afield in the UK, along with international students from over twenty-five countries around the world.  Some of these Sixth Form entrants are extremely talented girls who come from state schools in the immediate vicinity on Brighthelm Awards.  The diversity of students in the Sixth Form lends it a unique and dynamic atmosphere.


This is an example of the most common path to entry at Roedean:


Stage 1: Reviewing the website and requesting a prospectus

If you would like a hard copy of the prospectus after viewing the website, please click on the link to the right, and you are very welcome to call the admissions’ team with any further questions.


Stage 2: Coming to one of the three Open Days held each year


Stage 3: Individual visits

We are very happy to organise a visit for you and your family at any time that is mutually convenient.


Stage 4: Registering your daughter

The forms for registering your daughter are available on the website, and we would be delighted to talk you through the rest of the process.  Once she is registered, we will keep you updated with any information regarding her entry exams, as well as future events at Roedean which may be of interest.


Stage 5: Attending the Sixth Form Information Event

The Sixth Form offer at Roedean is described in more detail, showing the breadth and huge advantages of our provision for Sixth Form students.  Representatives from each department are available to explain what is involved in the study of each of the twenty-two subjects on offer at A-level; this is particularly relevant for those hoping to pursue subjects which they have not studied previously.  Advice is also available during the evening about subject-combinations at A-level, especially for those with focused career aspirations, which might require specific subjects.


Stage 6: Taster Days

The best possible way for your daughter to understand how the school works is to have a taster day, which allows her to experience what life could be like at the school from the inside.  It can be a huge benefit for prospective students to have the chance to meet some of their potential future classmates and get to know the staff and facilities, whether you are considering day or boarding.


Stage 7: Sitting entrance tests

Entry into the Sixth Form is assessed in mid-November by means of entrance tests in English, Maths, a General Paper (testing raw ability), and an academic interview.  

References and a recent report are sought from the current school.  We are very aware that students are keen to find out if they have been successful, so offers of places are made at the end of November to successful candidates, subject to their meeting the published GCSE qualifications for Sixth Form entry, which is seven A*-B grades at GCSE, together with the required published grades needed to study her choice of A Level subjects.


Scholarship Applications – if you would like to apply for a Scholarship, please see the relevant page on our website.


Student and teacher in art class
Key Dates
Open Day Saturday 7 October 2017     

Information Afternoon and Brighthelm Launch   

(by invitation)

Tuesday 10 October 2017 
Registration deadline and Scholarship Application deadline Tuesday 17 October 2017
Bursary Application deadline  Friday 3 November 2017
Entrance Exams and Scholarship Assesment Thursday 16 November 2017
Scholarship Interviews Tuesday 21 November 2017
Offers made   Friday 1 December 2017
Acceptance deadline  Friday 8 December 2017
Open Day   Saturday 3 March 2018
Open Day  Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 2018