Admissions to Sixth Form

How to Apply

For September 2020 applications, please apply online after 14th November.

For further information please send an email using the following address or call 01778 391246.

The Working Week

All students at the school are full time.  Each student’s final programme of study is a  combination of examination classes and timetabled and non-timetabled independent study lessons (ISLs). Independent study, in school and at home, will be necessary to complete all courses satisfactorily.  Students have time in the week without classes so that they may use the Library, ICT facilities in the Sixth Form Study Room and other resources within the school.

Many students take a part-time job whilst in the Sixth Form.  It is recommended that they work for no more than 8-12 hours per week.  Research has shown that students who work more than 12 hours per week can underachieve.

The Pastoral System

Each student will be part of our vertical tutoring system, where their Form Tutor will be responsible for the welfare of that student throughout his/her progress through the Sixth Form. Tutors are supported by Head of Sixth Form, Miss Double, Sixth Form Manager, Mrs Pickering and Student Progression Manager, Mrs Barber.  A full tutorial programme is delivered through PSHE days that introduces and develops:

  • Life in the sixth form moving toward independent study
  • Personal development
  • Study skills and learning styles
  • Current affairs
  • Challenges in modern society: substance abuse, health, citizenship and responsibilities
  • Careers education and planning
  • University, college and beyond

Entry Requirements

As well as the overall entrance requirements for entry into the Sixth Form, a place on a particular course will depend on minimum entrance requirements having been met and these are listed in our prospectus.  Each student will be treated as an individual and any special circumstances which may have an influence upon success will be taken into account when courses are discussed.  The student should have a desire to gain from what the school has to offer. This requires a mature and responsible attitude.  Students must attend all lessons, carry out assignments punctually and behave in an adult manner. 

Please see Post 16 Pathways under the documents heading on this page.

Change of Mind

All students will have a personal meeting in which their option choices and future career development will be discussed. It is envisaged that most students will not change their subject choices once these meetings have taken place.

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