Admissions to Advanced Level Courses

Entry to courses is by application during November and December of the preceding year of entry.
Internal students will be given paper copies of the application form as part of the transition programme; these must be returned to reception by the deadline stated on the application. This is in the December of the year before entry to Sixth Form.

Applications for entry in September 2021 are now closed, in accordance with our Admissions Policy. We are unable to accept any further applications.

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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Green Courts off Green Walk
Bowdon, Altrincham
WA14 2SR

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