Entrance Criteria and Admissions Policy


 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 2023.  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 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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