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Entry Requirements

All students must attain five 9-4 grades at GCSE (or BTEC equivalents) with preferably a grade 5 in either English Language or Mathematics. Individual subjects will require a specific grade in a particular subject at GCSE (see curriculum booklet).

All students will be expected to choose 3 A–levels or vocational subjects and will sit mock exams in the summer term of Year 12 and progress onto the second year of the qualifications in Year 13. In addition, students will choose to study an enrichment course which they will follow in Year 12, this can include sports leadership, debating club, EPQ or lesson support.  

All students will be interviewed by a member of the Sixth Form team during the application process. This enables them to make an informed choice about the best subjects to suit their individual needs. Parents are welcome to discuss these choices with the Sixth Form team following the interview.

Useful information

Please click here for the Sixth Form Prospectus 

Please click here for the Sixth Form curriculum booklet


Important Dates




Thursday 3rd November 2020


An opportunity for all Y11 HPA students to see the full range of level 3 subject options and discuss with subject teachers

Thursday 3rd November 2020


On Thursday 3rd November our virtual Open Evening Takes place. All activities are hosted on the school website and an invitation and link will be sent to all internal students and parents and to students in local 11-16 schools.

Friday 27th November 2020


Please complete your application and submit by this date

February - March 2021


All internal and external students who apply will have an interview with a member of the Post-16 pastoral team

Wednesday 14th &

Thursday 15th July 2021


An opportunity for Y11 applicants, both internal and external to experience a day in the life of a Sixth Former and attend taster lessons in all subjects they are considering taking.

Thursday 26th August 2021

From 8.30am

GCSE results can be collected in school and applicants have an enrolment appointment with a senior member of staff to confirm their Sixth Form subject options and their place.

September 2021


Students begin their Year 12 courses.

Open Evening

Please click here to take part in this year’s virtual Open Evening