How to apply

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Thank you for your interest in joining our sixth form.

The best way to view the academy and ask questions on our application process is by attending our sixth form open evening.  Our next open evening takes place on 11 October 2018.

September 2018 enrolment enquiries

Please email or telephone 01509 852 424 if you would like to enrol in our sixth form from September 2018.

The application process

Our general application process is as follows:

  1. Think about the courses you’d be interested in studying. Prospective students can take a tour of the academy and sixth form by contacting Mr Jackson, our head of sixth form.
  2. Submit your application form.
  3. Students will be asked to attend an interview.
  4. Students will have the opportunity to attend an induction day.
  5. On GCSE results day in August students should register for enrolment and counselling about an individual curriculum to suit their needs. Sessions on study skills and time management will be delivered to prepare students for more independent learning style needed for posts 16 study.
  6. In September, parents are invited to an induction session where we outline our expectations and answer any questions. We encourage parents to attend this evening.

BTEC Level 3 Entry Requirements

Students wishing to study ‘AS’ qualifications will usually need to have achieved at least a grade ‘B’ in their chosen subject but should be ‘on track’ throughout year 11 to achieve a ‘B’ grade in the subject. Students following a full package of ‘AS’ qualifications will normally also have at least five GCSEs at grade ‘B’ or above including English and mathematics. Where students have fewer grades at this level, a personalised package of level 3 qualification may be offered to suit the learners profile.

BTEC Level 3 courses will require students to attain a range of ‘C’ GCSE passes.

All students are expected to take GCSE maths and English if they do not have a ‘C’ or above in these subjects.

What is a BTEC?

BTECs are work-related qualifications suitable for a wide range of students, built to accommodate the needs of employers and allow progression to university. They provide a more practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background. They can be taken as well as, or in place of A levels in schools and colleges. BTECs are recognised by schools, colleges, universities, employers and professional bodies across the United Kingdom and in over 100 countries worldwide.

The projects that students undertake form the basis of their unit results which are graded as a Pass, Merit or a Distinction. Each BTEC is made up of units. The number of units is dependent on the level and size of BTEC being studied. In order to complete each unit, students must achieve against a set of outcomes. The assessment criteria assess theory with practical exercises. The assessment process is ongoing, so it allows the student to analyse and improve their own performance through their course in much the same way as they would in a real workplace.

Completed applications and enquiries should be emailed to our Head of Post 16 Studies, Mr T Jackson at:

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