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Blended virtual and actual Sixth Form Open Evening, 6 – 8.30pm, 4 November, 2021

We would like to invite prospective students and their families to find out more about life in our Sixth Form at our Open Evening on Thursday 4 November, between 6pm and 8.30pm.  The Sixth Form will be open for pre-booked tours and staff and students will be available to discuss subject choices.  We will also have a parallel virtual Open Evening Tour and Executive Principal’s talk available from 6pm on 4 November, via the website home page.

All visits to the Sixth Form for the Open Evening must be booked in advance via the following link:

The applications for entry to Year 12 for September 2022 will open via a link on this website, on 4 November 2021.

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 2022 are made via online system on this website, and will be open from 4 November 2021.  For information about an application to the Sixth Form or if you have a query about a submitted application please contact Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Hughes via



2022/23 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.