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Assessment Requirements

Students will be required to have an interview (virtual or in person) and will take entrance tests. All students take a test in English. In addition the following applies:

  • Year 7 - Maths, Reasoning (CAT4)
  • Year 8 - Maths
  • Year 9 and 10 - Maths, Science
  • Year 12 - Maths, plus others dependent on subjects to be studied

All applicants for whom English is not their first language will have an interview with the Head of International Students prior to exams.

In Year 12 an IELTS level 6 is expected in English. In other years a good level of language skills, written and spoken, is needed.

We will consider recent school reports and hold an interview in person or online with the Head, Mrs Kate Reynolds or the Deputy Head (Academic), Mr Hadrian Briggs.

Please note a £100 registration fee will be required.

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Specific guidance for German pupils

There are specific requirements for pupils who return to the German system at the end of the Pre-Sixth form year, or to German Universities.

If joining at the end of Grade 9 the student must take GCSEs or IGCSEs in Mathematics, English, German, one Science and Geography or History. However, should they join from Grade 10 there are no such requirements.

There are regional variations in these requirements so please do seek clarifications that the Pre-Sixth Form curriculum meets these requirements, please let us know of any changes that may be necessary.


Royal High School Bath is a licensed sponsor with the UK Visas and Immigration. If a place on the course is offered and accepted, we will provide the necessary CAS letter to be used as part of the visa application process, subject to the student meeting UKVI requirements. Parents are responsible for obtaining their daughter’s visa.


All students accepted onto the course must appoint a guardian in the UK who will help them with travel arrangements and be responsible for them during half term holidays.


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