Admissions to Advanced Level Courses

Entry to courses is by application from November to January of the preceding year of entry.
Applications must be made via the online application platform, available from this website following our Open Evening.

Applications for September 2022 will open on the 12th November; the deadline for all applications will be the 12th January, 2022.

Sixth Form Open Evening Presentation:

Application form for sixth form entry in 2022

Further details about the application process, including a link to the online application form, will be available following open evening on the 11th November, 2021.

The minimum academic requirements for entry of applicants into the Sixth Form are four GCSE passes at grades 7 and above, plus two GCSE passes at grade 6. Grades 7, 8 or 9, are required in the relevant GCSE subject to be studied at A Level. Each specific subject has its own requirements for grades to be achieved in relevant GCSE subjects (see below).

All students entering the Sixth Form will be required to have passed GCSE mathematics and English language with a minimum of a grade 6 (or an equivalent qualification recognised for tertiary education in the UK which will allow them to communicate effectively in spoken and written English and to understand spoken and written English without difficulty).

Exceptions to these requirements can be made by appeal in certain circumstances (e.g. illness, bereavement, equivalent qualifications).


Subject Minimum study requirements 
Art  7 in GCSE art, or design technology and an English 
Biology  7 in GCSE biology or 7-7 in trilogy science 
Business  7 in GCSE business, an English or mathematics 
Chemistry  7 in GCSE chemistry or 7-7 in trilogy science 
Computing  7 in GCSE computing or mathematics 
Drama  7 in GCSE drama or an English 
Economics  7 in GCSE mathematics or an English 
English language  7 in GCSE English language, literature, drama or humanity subject 
English literature  7 in GCSE English language, literature, drama or history 
Geography  7 in GCSE geography, an English or humanity subject 
History  7 in GCSE history, an English or a humanity subject 
Mathematics  7 in GCSE mathematics 
MFL  7 in GCSE MFL subject 
Music  7 in GCSE music, or ABRSM Grade 6 and a 7 in either English 
Physics  7 in GCSE physics or 7-7 in trilogy science 
Psychology  7 in a GCSE science or mathematics 
RS  7 in GCSE RS, an English or humanity subject. 



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