Applicants from both the UK and around the world are attracted by our excellent teaching, the breadth of academic and co-curricular opportunities, our stunning facilities and the wonderful pre-university experience we provide. Exciting levels of enthusiasm, breadth of co-curricular talent, and scholarly commitment typify those who are successful.
Our Visitors’ Day in September is specifically designed for those families interested in applying for a Sixth Form place.
The Registration Process
A four-month registration window opens a year in advance of the pupil’s proposed entry and runs from June until 30th September.
REGISTRATION FOR 2018 ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED.
As part of the registration process, pupils wishing to join the Wellington Sixth Form must upload their latest set of school reports and submit a personal statement, both of which are used to draw up a long-list of candidates to be invited for assessment. There is no template for the personal statement and candidates should therefore present themselves in any way in which they see fit. Candidates may wish to include details such as their academic strengths and co-curricular passions, why they want to join the Wellington Sixth Form, their aspirations for the future and experiences which have shaped who they are. We recommend that personal statements are no longer than 1000 words.
Once applications have been considered, long-listed candidates are contacted in mid-October and invited to an assessment day at Wellington in mid-November. Due to demand, not every registered applicant is invited for assessment. Assessment days consist of entrance examinations, interviews and group activities. References from current schools are also requested for all long-listed candidates.
Scholarships and Bursaries
A wide range of scholarships is offered annually, with awards for excellence in academics, sports, music, arts (and combined disciplines). Please visit the Scholarships & Bursaries pages for more details.
International/Overseas Sixth Form applicants — important information
Any candidate for whom English is not their first language, whether studying currently in the UK or abroad, who wishes to apply for 16+ entry must complete UKiset, an online test designed for international pupils which measures ability over three areas: Vocabulary, Maths and Non Verbal Reasoning. UKiset can be taken in any approved testing centre around the world and must be completed by 30th September for any international pupil’s application to be considered.
It is our strong recommendation that overseas candidates, if long-listed, come to Wellington for assessment as this gives us a much better chance to get to know them in a meaningful way. If this is not possible, we occasionally allow overseas candidates to sit entrance examinations in an approved centre (please email the Admissions Office for details) and an interview will be arranged via Skype.
Every year, the Director of Admissions and Director of Music visit Hong Kong to conduct interviews and music auditions at the end of September. If you live in Asia and would like to be considered for a music audition and/or an early interview at this stage, please ensure that you have completed the online registration process and the UKiset test by 31 August.