Sixth Form Admissions
Specific criteria in relation to minimum academic entrance requirements for admission to the post-16 provision.
Students must have 5 or more GCSE passes, including English and Mathematics, grade 5 or B to study A levels.
- For most subjects a GCSE pass at grade 5 or B or above in the subject
- For Psychology, Politics, Sociology and Drama a GCSE pass at grade 5 or B or above in English
- For Sciences a GCSE pass at grade 6,6 or above in additional sciences or a grade 6 or above in two or more single sciences
- For Mathematics GCSE pass at grade 6 or above at GCSE in mathematics
- For Further Maths GCSE pass at grade 7 or above at GCSE mathematics
Vocational Level 3 Courses including BTEC
Students must have 5 or more GCSE passes, including English and Mathematics, grade 4 or C to study.
Level 3 students must choose three subjects from the four blocks, only one subject can be chosen from each block. Level 3 students who have Turkish GCSE grade C and above have the option of choosing AS level Turkish in additional to their option choices.
Vocational Level 3 Courses including BTEC
Students must have 5 or more GCSE passes at grade 3 or D
Where the number of external applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the oversubscription criteria set out below. After the admission of students with an Education, Health and Care plan or Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the academy will take priority. The criteria will then be applied in the order in which they are set out below:
- Children in public care (looked after children) and children who were adopted (or subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after.
- Children in care are children who are in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by that local authority in accordance with section 22 of the Children Act 1989.
- Children for whom a particular school is appropriate on exceptional medical grounds. Such applications will considered under this criterion only if they are supported by an attached written statement from a doctor. This must demonstrate that there is a very specific connection between the child’s medical need and the school requested.
- Children with a brother or sister, sibling, who will be attending the school at the time of proposed admission. The children concerned must be living at the same address. The term “sibling” means a full, step, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, but not cousins. The sibling link will be withdrawn for any future siblings of any child who has started at a school and it was subsequently found that they had gained a place on the basis of a fraudulent application.
- Children whose Parent is a member of staff who has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time of application and/or children of a member of staff who has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
- Children living nearest to the school measured as the crow flies, that is, in a straight line from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school on South Street. Travel by private car or public transport will not be taken into account. All distances will be calculated by our admissions IT system using ADDRESS-BASE®. This provides a nation grid co-ordinate and a unique reference for each postal address in Great Britain. The grid reference is provided to a resolution of 0.1 metre (10 cm). The accuracy of each ADDRESS-BASE® is such that each point will fall within the addressed building. In the case of a multi-occupancy building such as flats where there may only be one address point, priority will be given to the applicant whose door number is the lowest numerically or alphabetically. Where the Authority provides home to school distances for own admission authority schools the same system will be used.
The child’s permanent home address is where he or she normally lives and sleeps and goes to school from. Proof of residence can be requested at any time throughout the admissions process. If false or misleading information is used to gain entry to the Academy, the offer of a place will be withdrawn.
Where two or more children live in a flat or other multi-home dwelling and it is not possible to determine which applicant lives closest to the preferred school as measured in a direct line from the building to the school; the available place(s) will be allocated by drawing lots.
- If there are more applicants than there are places remaining within a particular category, random allocation will be used to allocate the final available place(s). Random allocation process will be independently verified.