New entrants will be admitted to the Sixth Form up to a maximum of 25, subject to the availability of places in all chosen subjects. Applicants must meet both the minimum entry requirements as detailed below and the subject specific requirements as set out in the subject information pack.
For studying at Advanced Level
Applicants must achieve a minimum average GCSE score of 5.5 points (where A*counts 8 points, A as 7, B as 6, C as 5 etc.). In addition, there are specific GCSE requirements for some individual subjects as stipulated in the subject information sheets available from the school.
For studying at Level 2
To follow the Level 2 programme, applicants should have studied to GCSE level and have achieved a minimum of 5 subjects at A-G, two of which should be at D grade. This is not a GCSE retake programme and only Mathematics and English Language from the core subjects will be available.
Priority will be given in the following order to:
- A 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
- Children who, at the time of application, have a sibling attending the school. Siblings would include half, step, adoptive and foster siblings provided they also live at the same address as the applicant.
- Remaining places are offered on a geographical basis measuring distance in a straight line from the school. Distances are measured between the front door of the child’s home and the main school gate. The distance between these points is calculated using a computerised geographical information system.
Tie Breaker – distance will be used as a tie-breaker within each category.
Final Tie Breaker – applicants from the same block of flats, or applicants who live the same distance from the school will be selected in random order and places will be offered accordingly.
Students who apply and are not offered a place would have the right of appeal to an independent panel.