Admissions 2024

Admissions for our International Sixth Form 2024

Before applying for our International Sixth Form, please take the time to read our four route options and grades required to matriculate

Please click here for the online Sixth Form application form.

We welcome applications for our International Sixth Form for 2024 from existing Year 11 students, and also those who wish to join us from other schools in both the UK and overseas. If you are an overseas student with non-UK qualifications or should you have any further questions, please contact Mrs Smith at 


The application timeline and information to join our International Sixth Form in September 2024 is below:


Thursday 28th September 2023, 16:30 to 20:00 – Open Evening for Year 7 and Sixth Form students for entry 2024. Details are available on the Open Evening page of our website, together with morning tour dates.

Friday 29th September 2023 – Sixth Form on-line application form will open.  The link will be available on this page. The ‘Routes’ page on the website may help you make an informed choice.  We recommend AES Year 11 students make their application after Parents’ Evening on 2nd November.

Tuesday 3rd October 2023 – AES Year 11 parental information evening

Friday 6th October 2023 – Subject Fair for AES Year 11 students, period 5

Tuesday 10th October 2023, 18:00 – IB or A Level, what is your future? A virtual event to explore the differences between the four routes available in our Sixth Form.   Please join through this link:   IB or A Levels - What is your future?

Tuesday 31st October 2023 – Morning Tour – please book through this link: Sixth Form Morning Tour Booking Form for entry 2024

November 2023  - AES Year 11 students to receive careers advice from external provider

Thursday 2nd November 2023 – AES Year 11 Parents’ Evening.  A good opportunity to gauge teachers’ opinions about suitability for a given subject

Tuesday 14th November 2023 – Morning Tour – please book through this link: Sixth Form Morning Tour Booking Form for entry 2024

Tuesday 28th November 2023 – Morning Tour – please book through this link: Sixth Form Morning Tour Booking Form for entry 2024

Wednesday 29th November 2023 – Careers Convention – Further details to follow

Tuesday 5th December 2023 – Morning Tour – please book through this link: Sixth Form Morning Tour Booking Form for entry 2024

Wednesday 13th December 2023 – On-line application form closes to internal students (see below for deadline for external students)

Tuesday 23rd January 2024 - additional Morning tour at 09:45 - please book through this link: Sixth Form Morning Tour Booking Form for entry 2024

Friday 2nd February 2024 - On-line application form closes for external students.

Monday 29th January – Friday 9th February 2024 – AES Year 11 students Course Counselling interviews to take place between these dates.

Tuesday 13th February 2024 at 18:30 – IB Panel – What’s in it for me (virtual – contact for a link)

Timetable construction – the timetable is constructed from the provisional choices of our students working on a ‘best fit’ model which aims to ensure that as many students as possible get their first choice of course combinations. Where this is not possible extra course counselling takes place from March onwards to discuss alternative options.

Monday 1st July and Tuesday 2nd July 2024 – Lower Sixth Induction Days: The chance to meet new peers and Form Tutors, along with guidance regarding the skills needed to be a successful Sixth Form student. Please make a note of this date in your diary as this is a compulsory requirement for entry to Sixth Form.

Wednesday 3rd July 2024 – Mathematics bridging morning for those students wishing to study A Level Mathematics in Sixth Form.  Computer Science baseline assessment afternoon for those students wishing to study A Level Computer Science but not currently studying at GCSE.

Thursday 22nd August 2024 – GCSE results day and final Course Counselling for existing and new students to confirm course choices. Students who just miss the matriculation requirements may be asked to attend an extended Course Counselling session afterwards, once we have sought advice from Heads of Subject.

External students interviews – we will endeavour to interview new students joining our Sixth Form within three weeks of receiving their application.

Further advice:

Visit other schools and colleges – make sure this is the right Sixth Form for you by making an informed choice
New applicants – join one of our morning tours to find out more about our unique school
Speak to siblings, friends, teachers about possible choices – if in doubt, ask!
Notify us of any changes to your application or withdrawals
Note up to 25% of the Lower Sixth are new to AES and fit into our welcoming and interesting Sixth Form extremely well
GCSE Resit English and Maths: If a student matriculates for our Sixth Form but achieves a grade 3 or 4 in one of their English courses or Maths, then the school will pay for their November resit entry. Students will be offered resit classes to support their preparation for the exam. If students achieve above a grade 4, but still wish to resit, then students must pay for their first and all subsequent entries. A resit support class is not guaranteed. If students would like to resit more than once, then they must pay. A resit support class is not guaranteed.


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Sixth Form Routes


Sixth Form Destinations 2023