Sixth Form Admissions

We welcome applications for our International Sixth Form from existing Year 11 students, and also those who wish to join us from other schools in both the UK and overseas. Our application deadline has now passed. 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 Sixth Form is below:

Thursday 22nd October 2020 from 16:30 – Virtual Open Event – available on the Open Evening page of our website. Virtual morning/after school webinars also available including a late addition of 26th January at 16:45 (To join one of the webinars, please complete the registration form).

AES Parents’ Evening Thursday 5th November – A good opportunity to gauge teachers’ opinions about suitability for a given subject

Tuesday 10th November – an information afternoon for AES year 11 students, P5.

IB vs A Level – Tuesday 10th November at 18:00. A Virtual Event to explain the differences between the four routes. Powerpoint from the evening available on our website:

Virtual Careers Convention – Thursday 26th November – see the website

Internal students Course Counselling interviews – for current Year 11 students will take place between Monday 25th January – Friday 5th February.

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

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 isn’t possible extra course counselling takes place from March onwards to discuss alternative options.

Lower Sixth Induction Days – 7th and 8th July – the chance to meet new peers and Form Tutors, along with guidance regarding the skills needed to be a successful Sixth Form student.

Final Course Counselling – Friday 27th August (to be confirmed) – post results interview 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.

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 virtual 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

Useful Links:

Sixth Form Routes