Admissions Criteria

We expect pupils at Harrow School Online to be able to navigate successfully an online International A Level and to succeed at this critical stage of their education.

We look for pupils who will embrace and abide by Harrow School's values of courage, honour, humility and fellowship, and who have the potential to achieve a life of learning, leadership, service and personal fulfilment. 

The school’s Admissions Department recognises that Covid-19 has caused unprecedented disruption to pupils’ education, academic records and grade outcomes. We welcome applications from academic and bright candidates who may not have met one of the entry criteria due to such circumstances.  

Contact one of our enrolment advisors to discuss your child’s application:  

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Summary of Criteria

To be admitted to Harrow School Online, pupils must demonstrate:

  • Academic potential: For pupils who are following the GCSE or International GCSE curriculum, we look for predicted grades of 7-8-9 or A-A* in seven to eight subjects. Applicants will be required to take subject-specific entrance tests, if they have not yet received a GCSE or International GCSE grade, or equivalent, in the subject(s) they are looking to study at A Level. 
  • English proficiency: See "English Language Requirements" below for more detail
  • Suitability for online study: Online education requires a degree of self-motivation and self-management.
  • A good behavioural record and the potential for leadership.

The Admissions Department warmly welcomes applications from candidates who may not have met one of the entry criteria due to disruption to the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic years.

If you are unsure of whether Harrow School Online is right for your child, we invite you to speak to one of our enrolment advisors prior to initiating an application.  

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