Sixth Form Admission

Admissions Criteria for entry to the Sixth Form

Total Intended Number to Admit:  140 (September 2020)

We have 15 places reserved for external applicants to the Sixth Form. More external applicants may be admitted until we have reached our limit of 140 students. In previous years, we have not had to turn away any external applicant who has met the entry criteria.

Admission to the Sixth Form will be subject to the following criteria:

The student must have attained the minimum GCSE Points Score of 38 points from his or her best eight GCSE results, with at least Grade 5 in English and Grade 5 in Maths for Advanced Level entry. A GCSE Points Score of 30 points will be required to follow a combined curriculum of Vocational Courses and A Levels.  Please see the table below to help you calculate your points score.

The GCSE Points Score is a points total which counts a student’s best 8 GCSE grades including English and Maths. Add your best 8 grades together using the points awarded on the following scale:

Reformed Qualifications

9 to 1

Grade 9

 

9pts

Grade 8

 

8pts

Grade 7

  7pts

Grade 6

  6pts

Grade 5

  5pts

etc.

   

Unreformed qualifications

(A* to G)

            A*

 

8.5pts

            A

 

7pts

            B

 

5.5pts

            C

 

4pts

            D

 

3pts

            E

 

2pts

Other/vocational Level 2
qualifications

Distinction

 

7pts

Merit

 

5.5pts

Pass

 

4pts