How to Apply

"Students in the sixth form feel well supported. There is a wide range of activities to raise their aspirations and make them aware of the options open to them. They enjoy being able to develop their leadership skills, for example through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme."

OFSTED, December 2019

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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

Date 

Time 

Description 

Tuesday 2nd

November 2021

7.00-8.30

Post-16 open evening. An opportunity for all Y11 students and parents from HPA and other schools to see the full range of level 3 subject options and discuss with subject teachers

Friday 26th

November 2021

6pm

Please complete your application and submit by this date

December  2021

 

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

Thursday 6th

 July 2022

8.45-3.05

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 25th

August 2022

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 2022

8.45am

Students begin their Year 12 courses.

"Students in the sixth form feel well supported. There is a wide range of activities to raise their aspirations and make them aware of the options open to them. They enjoy being able to develop their leadership skills, for example through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme."

OFSTED, December 2019