6th Form Entry Requirements

Students applying to our Sixth Form will be expected to meet two conditions.
The first is academic and concerns performance at GCSE

You should only apply to the course if you match all the ‘essential’ elements as laid out in this course person specification so please read this information carefully.

The final condition relates to behaviour and attitude to work.  Much is expected in the way of self-discipline, motivation and ambition.  Applicants must have demonstrated these qualities during their GCSE years to qualify for admission to our Sixth Form.  Once successful each member of the Sixth Form must sign and adhere to a contract covering all aspects of Sixth Form life, including: Attitude to learning, punctuality and attendance, dress code and meeting deadlines to name but a few. Any students found to be in breach of this contact will be sanctioned may lose the privilege of the four day week, or may ultimately be asked to leave.

Each student taking 3 A Levels will also be required to take up a weekly enrichment activity to support their studies. It will be either an EPQ, additional study skills or community service. Some students may be directed to take study skills if it is deemed necessary.

Course Entry Criteria.

Each course shows the Essential/Desirable courses at GCSE and the minimum attainment at KS4 for those subjects.

Art & Design

Essential: Art & Design at C/4

Art & Design (Textiles and Fashion)

Desirable: Art & Desin at C/4


Essential: Biology at B1 & B2 at 6, Maths at 5, English at 6

Business Studies

Desirable: English at 5, Maths at 5


Essential: Chemistry C1 & C2 at 6, Maths at 5, English at 6

Children’s Care, Learning & Development (CCLD)

Desirable: English at 5/4, Child Development at C


Desirable: English at 5, Computing at 5, Maths at 6

English Literature

Essential: English Language at 6, English Literature at 6


Desirable: English at 5


Essential: French at 7

Forensic Science

Desirable: Seperate Sciences at 4, Combined Science at 4/5

Further Maths

Essential: Maths at 7


Essential: English at 5, Maths at 5, Geography at B/6

Government & Politics

Desirable: English at 6, Citizenship/RS at 6

Health & Social Care

Desirable: English at 5, Maths at 5


Desireable: English Language (if no History) at 6, History at B/6


Essential:  English at 5, Maths at 4, ICT at C/5


Essential: Maths at 7


Essential:  Music BTEC at Merit, Music GCSE at C/6

Performing Arts (Dance/Drama)

Essential: Dance/Drama at C/Merit

Desirable: English at 5


Essential: Art & Design at C/4


Essential:  Physics P1 & P2 at 6, English at 5, Maths at 6

Product Design

Essential:  Any Design & Technology at C/5


Desirable: Psychology at 6, English at 6, Maths at 6, Biology at 6

Religious Studies

Desirable: English at 5, RE at 5


Desirable: English at 6, Sociology at 6


Essential: English at 4, Maths at 4, PE/Sport at C/Merit/6


Desirable: English at 4, Maths at 4/5

Updated 08/10/2020