Year 12 Applications
Applications to study with us in September of Year 12 open in November of Year 11, following our Open Evening.
The deadline for applying is 31 January the following year. Whilst we will accept applications after this date, up to and including the start of Year 12, we regret that we are unable to make any changes to the Option Blocks to accommodate student requests after the end January application deadline has passed.
All students entering the Sixth Form to undertake a 3 A level programme must have secured 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above. Students wanting to pursue a full L3 BTEC course of study need to have gained 4 GCSE grades at 4 or above. Students achieving a strong grade profile (7/8/9) may choose to undertake a programme of 4 A levels. In Maths it is highly recommended at least a 6 is secured on the higher paper due to the demanding nature of this subject.
It is expected that all students will achieve a GCSE grade 4 or higher in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics. Where this has not been secured students will be required to retake these qualifications as part of their Year 12 Sixth Form programme of study.
Occasionally, there will be special circumstances whereby a student is permitted to enter with less than the stated requirements above, but this will be conditional on meeting certain criteria both before and during the induction period. In all cases students will be expected to sign a learning agreement making a commitment to meet our high expectations of attitude to study. Entry is at the discretion of the Director of Sixth Form, in consultation with the Headteacher.