Entrance Criteria and Admissions Policy

Sixth Form Admissions Policy for 2024-25

As a Catholic School we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils.  At our
School Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the School’s activity.  It
is essential that the Catholic character of the School’s education is fully supported by all
families in the School.  All applicants are therefore expected to give their full, unreserved
and positive support for the aims and ethos of the School.


Sixth Form Admission Requirements

Please read our Sixth Form Admissions Policy for full details of our oversubscription
criteria for entry in September 2024.  Below you will find the academic requirements for
A Level study:
1. Applicants should have achieved at least 6 GCSE (or equivalent) passes at grade 7 or
above, including at least a level 7 in English Language and Mathematics.
2. Applicants should have at least a grade 7 at GCSE (or equivalent) in the subjects (or
those closely related to them) they wish to study at Advanced Level, as a grade 7 to
9 at GCSE (or equivalent) are a necessary preparation for success at A Level.  Where
a GCSE subject has different components the School expects at least grade 7 in each
component of a higher paper (where applicable).  If students wish to study a subject
at Advances Level which they have not studied at GCSE then they will be expected

to have at least a grade 7 in the most closely related subject(s): ie in English
Language and Literature for English Literature, in English Language for Politics and
in Mathematics and English Language for Economics.  However, in creative or
practical subjects like Art, a 6 may be acceptable fi an applicant can demonstrate
evidence of talent, aptitude and prior achievement in that subject area.  There is
also greater flexibility in Psychology where a grade 6 in English Language and
Mathematics may be sufficient for the candidate who is highly motivated towards
success in Social Sciences.
Upon enrolment you will be required to pay a registration fee of £40 to cover the cost
for the 6th Form enrolment day.  Payment will be requested via ParentPay.
Please refer to the SUMMER HOMEWORK PAGE Here for details on the work that should be
completed during the summer in preparation for beginning A-Level studies.  The holiday
homework needs to be completed by the beginning of year 12.


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