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Entry to the Sixth Form

Study at A Level requires a high grade performance at GCSE and a high degree of commitment to carry out extensive study and research outside of lesson hours.

  • Individual subjects’ leaders clearly outline their 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.
  • 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.
    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.

External Students

We warmly welcome applications from students from other schools who are seeking to complete their studies in the supportive environment of Our Lady of Sion. Apart from satisfying the above entry requirements, the offer of a place depends on a confidential reference from their senior school Headteacher, recent school reports and performance at interview with the Headteacher and Sixth Form Leader.

Contact the Admissions Registrar for further information and to make an appointment to visit the Sixth Form