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.

The applications for entry to Year 12 for September 2021 closed on 15 January 2021. For information about applying or to discuss an issue with your application to CCHSG for September 2021 entry please contact Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Hughes via

Enquiries about specific A level courses, or changes to courses on existing applications should be directed to Vice Principal, Dr Parrott via



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
GCSE Equivalent Grades (International GCSE etc.)

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.