In the Autumn Term we hold an information evening especially for Sixth Form entrants. There are displays of work schemes for all subjects in the Hall and teaching staff are on hand to help you with any further information you may require. Mrs Martin, the Head of Sixth Form, will give a short talk. The Headmaster, Dr Orchard, will be available in the Hall during the evening to answer any questions. If you wish to visit the Sixth Form at any other time of year, please contact the Admissions Registrar to arrange a visit.

Academic requirements for entry to the Sixth Form are assessed on an individual basis.

For your guidance the following is used to assess applications for entry:

The new GCSEs utilise a numerical point system of 1-9, with 9 as the top grade.

  • The points tally for entry is a minimum of 54 points from nine GCSEs.
  • Where students have more than nine GCSEs, the top nine grades are taken into account but these must include English Language, Maths and Double Science.
  • Students should have a minimum of grade 5 in English language and in Maths for entry.
  • If students have fewer than nine GCSEs, application for entry will be examined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Individual subjects leaders have outlined their particular grade requirements suited to their own study demands. However, it is recommended that students achieve a grade 7 or above in subjects that that they hope to study at A Level.

These requirements reflect our understanding that A Level study is demanding. Thus we do require a level of success at GCSE that will  promote the very best outcomes at A Level.