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Applying for 6th Form


Students will be studying 3 A-levels which will only consist of external assessment at the end of Year 13. The only subjects where we plan to offer AS qualifications are Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. An AS is now a stand-alone qualification that equates to 40% of an A level in terms of UCAS points. We have chosen to continue with this approach in these subjects to support students with the step up from GCSE to A level.

Some students will take a combination of A-levels and BTECs. Again, students will study courses that are the equivalent of 3 courses. For example, some students might take the BTEC Health and Social Care (double, which is equivalent to 2 A-levels) and A level Psychology; this would make a total of 3 academic courses as their core learning package.

All students will also make a choice from our Personal Enhanced Offer. This choice will be made when completing the application form. Our offer will include the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), Further Maths and work experience.

For students who achieve 8 or more grade 7s or above at GCSE, studying a fourth A level will be considered.

When students complete their application forms, they should select 3 subjects plus a reserve. This will help us to cater for as many needs as possible. Please do make sure the subjects are in preferential order, as requested in the application form. Please submit completed applications by December 16th. Late applications will be considered, but curriculum choices may be affected.

Our column structure changes each year to reflect student applications.

Any student entering the Sixth Form without a GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths will have to re-sit this course.

If you have any queries, please do get in touch with the Sixth Form office on 01225 762637 ext 205 or email

For the necessary subject requirements please click on the link below.

A-level / BTEC & Vocational requirements