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Entry 2023

Entry 2023 Applications Are Now Closed

Subject Choices

Take a look at the large variety of A Levels we offer here at Orleans Park Sixth Form. Click below to go straight there:

A Level Subjects

 Option Blocks 2023

Chemistry Computing Business Studies Fine Art Biology
French Drama English Literature Biology Economics
German* Economics Further Maths Geography Film Studies
Politics History History Maths Maths
Photography Maths Psychology PE Music*
Psychology Physics   Spanish Physics
  Sociology   Philosophy*  

Please choose three subjects from seperate blocks, plus a reserve.  Further Mathematics can only be studied alongside Mathematics and will be a fourth subject. If you choos Phyiscs, you must also study Mathematics.

Subjects marked with an * will only run if there is enough uptake. 

Entry Requirements

The minimum academic entrance requirement for the sixth form for September 2023 is 6 Grade 9-4 GCSEs with at least 3 subjects at Grade 6 including English and Mathematics at Grade 4 or higher. Most students will study three A Level subjects over two years, although Further Mathematics A Level is usually studied as a fourth subject. We are unable to accept applications from anyone who is not studying for GCSE or iGCSE qualifications. We strongly advise that students have at least a GCSE Grade 6 in the subjects they will study at A Level. Some subjects can be taken at A Level without having studied them at GCSE.

Compulsory subject specific criteria for A Levels:

Mathematics GCSE Mathematics Grade 7
Further Mathematics A Level Mathematics and GCSE Mathematics Grade 7 or higher
Biology GCSE Biology Grade 6 plus one other Science Grade 6, or GCSE Science Grades 6-6. All from the higher tier. + GCSE Mathematics Grade 5
Chemistry GCSE Chemistry Grade 6 plus one other Science Grade 6, or GCSE Science Grades 6-6. All from the higher tier. + GCSE Mathematics Grade 5
Physics GCSE Physics Grade 6 plus one other Science Grade 6, or GCSE Science Grades 6-6. All from the higher tier. Students must also study A Level Mathematics
Computer Science GCSE Grade 6 in Computing (if studied) and/or GCSE Grade 5 in Mathematics
English Literature GCSE English Literature Grade 6 or English Language Grade 6
Economics GCSE Grade 5 in Mathematics and English
French GCSE French Grade 6
German GCSE German Grade 6
Spanish GCSE Spanish Grade 6
Music GCSE Music Grade 6
Psychology GCSE Grade 5 in English, Mathematics and Science
All other A Level subjects   GCSE Grade 5 in English (Highly Recommended)

Determined Admission Arrangements 2023-24

Please click below to read our Determined Admission Arrangements. This outlines our admissions policy along with what happens when we become over-subscribed:

Determined Admissions Arrangements

Key Dates for September 2023 Entry

Applications open 

 Monday 26 September 2022

Open Evening  

 Thursday 13 October 2022

Applications close

 Friday 6 January 2023 

Interviews for internal applicants begin

 Monday 30 January 2023

Offers of places made to external applicants

 W/C 6 March 2023 

Sixth Form Induction Day 

 Thursday 29 June 2023 (TBC)

GCSE results published and Enrolment Day

 Thursday 24 August 2023 

Sixth Form registration and start of term 

 Wednesday 6 September 2023 


Year 12 Parents Information Evening 2022

Please find below a copy of the Year 12 Parents Information Evening 2022 presentation, which gives a good insight as to what life at our Sixth Form is like.

A Level Wider Reading & Activities

In order to help you prepare for your A Levels, we have produced a document which gives suggestions on activities and wider reading relating to the A Level subjects we offer.  These are not compulsory tasks, but we do recommend you give them a go. They will help develop your wider knowledge and understanding. 

A Level Wider Reading Activities