Joining Form 3

As Concord’s smallest year group, Form 3 has only four tutor groups, one for each House. This smaller cohort provides an ideal landing point for our youngest students. Students get to know each other quickly and develop strong friendships.

Form 3 students pursue a unique curriculum, studying a wide range of subjects, and exploring their options for GCSE choices. The Form 3 curriculum includes global History and Geography, both of which approach the world from a deliberately international perspective. There are also creative opportunities including the Form 3 Shakespeare production, for which the students combine their efforts in English, Drama, Music and Art to create a performance to remember forever.

Joining in Form 3 offers the perfect opportunity to prepare for GCSE whilst building friendships and being challenged to become the best you can be. Form 3 students benefit from time exploring a wide curriculum, finding their passions and talents before selecting their GCSE courses with guidance from subject teachers and tutors.


Visit us

If you have the opportunity to visit us here at the College, you are most welcome. We offer families of prospective students a personal tour of the college at a convenient time, and a meeting with a member of staff to explore everything they may wish to know about Concord. If you are unable to visit in person, please explore the website. Our Admissions Team are also happy to answer any questions that you have, either by e-mail or telephone.


We also schedule occasional online open-day events.



Once you have decided that you would like to study at Concord, please complete the online application form. We will then ask you to send us copies of recent school reports and (where applicable) pay the application fee. You can also send us copies of certificates or other evidence of achievements.


Applications are open year-round, but students applying more than 12 months ahead of entry will be considered first.


Tests & interviews

Form 3 entrance tests are in English (with different tests depending on whether you study English as a native or non-native speaker), Mathematics and Critical Thinking.


Interviews take place after the applicant’s tests have been marked, and not all applicants will be invited for an interview. Occasionally a student may be offered a place on the strength of their test results and school reports alone.



We aim to admit students with high academic potential who would thrive in Concord’s very special environment.


Offers are made as applications are processed. The first offers for the next academic year are typically made in October.


We look forward to you starting your Concord journey.

Admissions FAQS

When is the application deadline?

Applications remain open year-round, as long as places remain available. Applications are considered from the September before a student would be admitted onwards (for example, applications for September 2025 entry will be considered from September 2024 onwards). Applications made before then are seen first and have the best chance of success.

When are the entrance tests?

Tests are online and supervised by our own admissions team. Test appointments are available from 14 months prior to the start of the academic year you would start at Concord. Students whose applications are received early (more than a year ahead) are the first to sit entrance tests and have their applications considered. Test appointments are available throughout the year until places have all been offered and accepted.

Do I have to travel for my interview?

Interviews are typically via online calls, though if a student is visiting the school, or one of our team is visiting the student’s home city, we may schedule a face-to-face interview.

Who will interview me?

Interviews are usually with a senior member of staff such as the Principal, Vice Principal or Head of Lower School.

What is the interview like?

Interviews are usually fairly informal; they give us the chance to find out more about you. You might be asked about your studies and about your interests outside of school.

How should I prepare for tests and the interview?

We don’t recommend any specific preparation for the tests and interviews. Our team are highly experienced in understanding how different education systems around the world might affect scores on our tests. There is no set pass mark; tests, school reports and the interview all help us to understand the student.

When will I know if I have a place?

This may take a few weeks from taking the test, especially at the start of the academic year when the first group of applicants are considered. Please do contact us if you need an update on your application.

I have had an offer, what next?

When an offer is made, offer holders have up to one month to formally accept a place. After accepting a place and paying a deposit, you will be ready for admission to Concord. We will be in touch with lots of joining information before you arrive.

We look forward to you starting your Concord journey.