Admissions - Sixth Form
Sixth Form (Year 12)
The Published Admission Number for external applications to year 12 in 2013 will be 10.
Students may be admitted to Year 12 if they have obtained the relevant academic entry requirements, a detailed copy of which is on the school’s website and the school prospectus. At the time of application evidence considered will be grades predicted by the school attended.
Minimum entry requirements for entry to AS/A2 courses are:
- Six full course GCSEs at grade C or above.
- A GCSE points score which equates to a C grade overall.
- Vocational Level 2 courses (eg OCR/BTec) at distinction with two other full course GCSEs at grade C or above.
- A grade C or above in the subjects to be studied (unless specified below)
For the majority of AS/A2 courses a minimum of a C grade in GCSE English is required. For further information about individual subjects refer to the Sixth Form prospectus or the school website. Detailed entry requirements for Vocational courses at Level 2 and Level 3, including Specialised Diplomas are also available on the website.
A further entry requirement will be the group of subjects requested by the applicant which may or may not be available.
Please note that the entry requirements are correct at the time of publication. These may change prior to September 2013 and potential applicants should contact the school or look at the school website for updated information.
The Oversubscription Criteria for the Sixth Form will be applied where the number of external applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements for the Sixth Form exceed the Published Admission Number and admission will be determined in accordance with the following criteria:
1. Looked after children (children in public care) and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).
2. Students with professionally verified medical needs (certified by a doctor or psychologist); including those who require access to the school’s specialist units for physical and hearing impairment and for whom a statutory assessment is currently being undertaken.
3. Where the child has a brother or sister attending the school at time of admission (the definition of brother or sister is contained in the local authority admissions booklet issued by your primary school).
4. Any other applicant. Where the number of applicants exceeds the number of places within any of the above criteria priority will be given to those living nearest the school measured in a straight line between the centre of the home address and the centre of the school site.
Where the oversubscription criteria are used, applications received from external applicants after the published date will be considered last.
Where the Governors have made an offer of a place in the Sixth Form on the basis of an intentionally misleading application the offer of a place will be withdrawn.