Sixth Form Admissions

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The Sixth Form admissions policy is contained within the whole school admissions policy which you can find HERE.  Please see our Sixth Form prospectus for A Level subject outlines and details of our extracurricular and co-curricular activities.

Applications for entry to Year 12 for September 2021 are made via an online form which will be available from mid November via this site.  The deadline for submitting applications for Sixth Form places is 15 January 2021.

From 5 November 2020 we will also provide a video on the website giving more information about the Sixth Form and a virtual tour of the facilities.

2021/22 Minimum entry criteria

The minimum entry requirement is 4 GCSEs at Grade 7 or above and 2 GCSEs at Grade 6 including English Language and Mathematics at a minimum of Grade 6 (or Grade B unreformed GCSE).  Students will be required to achieve at least a Grade 7 in each GCSE subject they wish to study at A Level (or grade equivalent score of at least 7 for unreformed GCSE’s as shown below as stated by the DfE.)

Reformed GCSE Grading
GradeScore
99
88
77
66
55
44
GCSE Equivalent Grades (International GCSE etc.)
GradeScore
A*8.5
A7
B5.5
C4

Those students wishing to take A Level Music will also require Associated Board Grade 5 Music Theory and Associated Board Grade 5 Music Practical in addition to the GCSE grade requirements outlined above.

For A Level subjects not studied at GCSE, each subject has a specified GCSE entry qualification:

  • for Classical Civilisation, Economics or Religious Education a Grade 6 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature
  • for Psychology a Grade 7 in GCSE English Language or English Literature and Grade 6 in Mathematics
  • for Further Mathematics a Grade 8 or above in GCSE Mathematics.

If Economics, Physical Education, Psychology or Religious Education have been studied at GCSE then the entry requirement will be a Grade 7 in the subject to be taken at A Level.