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Entry at 16+ 2017

For entry in September 2017

The Sixth Form is an important and exciting stage in the development of students. It is a time when opportunities for leadership, initiative and participation are plentiful. Such opportunities should be seized upon in order to develop “life skills” and ultimately to help Reigatians succeed at University and beyond.

Applications for entry into the Sixth Form should be made as soon as possible in the academic year before entry is proposed.


KEY DATES FOR YOUR DIARY FOR 2017 ENTRY

Friday 10 February 2017 – Closing dates for applications
The Assessment Day comprises an academic assessment, a tour of the school, as well as a range of interviews with senior staff and the Sixth Form Team.  References from the candidate’s current school will be sought and good GCSE predictions and mock exam grades will be required.  Please contact Admissions Secretary for applications past the closing date.

Friday 3 March 2017 – Assessment Day for 2017 entry
Successful 16+ candidates will usually receive an offer of a place conditional on their performance at GCSE. The school expects applicants for the Sixth Form to achieve an A grade or higher in the subject they wish to study in the Sixth Form and an overall grade profile of at least 4 A grades, 4 B grades and no other grades lower than a C at GCSE. (NB: these guidelines are subject to change. Please check with the Admissions Secretary).

Candidates who subsequently obtain all A* grades in their GCSEs may be eligible for an Academic Scholarship of £1000. This is in line with internal scholarships awarded to existing students.

Offers of places
Offers of places will be made shortly after the Assessment Day. Following the March assessment, parents will be asked to reply by Monday 3 April 2017.


For more information or if you have any queries please contact the Admissions Secretary, Mrs Philippa Watkins, on 01737 222231 email: admissions@reigategrammar.org

References
In advance of any entrance examination or interview, we will always ask each candidate’s current school for a written report. It is therefore important that parents inform their child’s current school that they have lodged an application with us.


New: Gershon Scholars – Sixth Form Bursaries for Science and Mathematics

Reigate Grammar School has announced a new bursary (fees assistance) scheme that will give significant opportunities to 16 to 18 year olds wishing to pursue a career in science, mathematics or engineering at university and beyond. The announcement follows a generous commitment by former Reigate Grammar pupil and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sir Peter Gershon, whose career and dedication to science and mathematics took him from the classrooms of Reigate Grammar School, through Cambridge University and on to the boardrooms of global industry.

Students applying to become a Gershon Scholar could benefit from significant financial assistance with fees in addition to mentoring and networking support. The bursaries will be available for new and existing students joining the Sixth Form at Reigate Grammar School from September 2016. Support will come from the RGS Foundation’s 1675 Bursary Fund which supports families who would not otherwise be able to afford fees at the independent school.