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Entry 2024

Entry September 2024

Applications are now closed.

Due to the high number of external applications, only a small portion of external students will be invited to enrol. If you do not receive a formal invitation to enrol, your details will be added onto our waiting list and you will be contacted should a place become available.

Sixth Form Subjects

Click on the link below to see the large variety of subjects we offer at our Sixth Form. 

A Level Subjects

Option Blocks for September 2024

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

Students should choose three subjects from separate blocks plus a reserve.  Further Mathematics can only be studied alongside Mathematics and will normally be a fourth subject. If you choose Physics, you must also study Mathematics. Final choices are required at enrolment and subject to spaces being available.

Subjects marked with an * will only run if enough students choose them.

Key Dates for September 2024 Entry

Applications Open 

25 September 2023

Open Evening  

 12 October 2023

Applications Close 5 January 2024

Subject interviews for internal students

 22 January 2024

Offers of places made to external applicants

w/c 4 March 2024

Sixth Form Induction Day

27 June 2024

GCSE results published and Internal Student Enrolment Day

 22 August 2024 

External Student Enrolment Day 23 August 2024

Sixth Form registration and start of term 

 4 September 2024

Entry Requirements

The minimum academic entrance requirement for the Sixth Form for September 2024 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 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
A Level Subject Specific Criteria
Mathematics GCSE Mathematics Grade 7
Further Mathematics A Level Mathematics and GCSE Mathematics Grade 7 or higher


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 GCSE Grade 6 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

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 25-26

Determined Admissions Arrangements 24-25

Year 12 Parents Information Evening 

Please find below a copy of the Year 12 Parents Information Evening 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