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 2023 are now closed in accordance with our published admissions policy.
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.|
Sixth Form Centre
Green Courts off Green Walk
Tel: 0161 912 5911
Fax: 0161 928 5232