Courses in the Sixth Form require a high level of intellectual ability and commitment to work; it is paramount that students select courses that are appropriate to their ability. A good guide to identify the most suitable pathway is to use the GCSE total point score (TPS) system; this gives a true reflection of a student’s current ability and has proved a reliable tool in deciding on the correct courses.

To join the Sixth Form students need to meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum TPS of 32
  • Meet the subject specific entry criteria
  • Have a full programme of study, this entails 3 or 4 Level 3 qualifications (A level courses or equivalent)
All GCSEs except English Language and Literature and Maths BTEC English Literature and Language and Maths
GradeScoreGradeScoreGradeScore
A*8.5D*8.599
A7D788
B5.5M5.577
C4P466
D3Level 11.7555
E244
F1.533
G122
U011

To work out your TPS, add up your best 8 grades (including Maths and English Language).

All students will have the opportunity to discuss their options with a member of the Sixth Form team and advice will always be given to suit individual needs.

Subject specific entry criteria can be found below:

Entry Criteria 2017