Admission to Year 12

Admission is based on the following criteria:

  • Students achieving a minimum of at least six GCSEs (9 – 5) of which at least four are at a grade 6 (or equivalent).
  • In addition, students must meet subject entry requirements, which in most cases require a minimum of Grade 6 in the subject to be studied, or related subjects.
  • Students must also achieve a minimum of a grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics.
  • Typically, we would expect students following essay-based subjects to gain at least a grade 6 in English Language and students following scientific courses to gain at least a grade 7 in Mathematics.
  • The school shall determine which grades at 6 are required when A level subjects requested have not been taken at GCSE Level.
  • Priority will be given to existing pupils transferring from Year 11 who meet the entrance criteria.

 

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Subject Subject Specific Entry Requirements
Art Grade 6 at GCSE
Biology Grade 7 at GCSE or 6-7 in Double Science GCSE
Chemistry Grade 7 at GCSE or 6-7 in Double Science GCSE
Computing Grade 6 at GCSE
Design and Technology Grade 6 at GCSE
Drama Grade 6 at GCSE
Economics Grade 6 in Mathematics
English Language Grade 6 at GCSE
English Literature Grade 6 at GCSE
French Grade 7 at GCSE
Geography Grade 6 at GCSE
Graphics Grade 6 at GCSE in either Graphics or Art
History Grade 6 at GCSE
Mathematics Grade 7 at GCSE
Further Maths Grade 8 at GCSE
Media Studies Grade 6 in English Language
Music Grade 6 in Music
Physical Education Grade 6 at GCSE
Physics Grade 7 at GCSE or 6-7 in Double Science GCSE
Politics Grade 6 at GCSE in either GCSE History, GCSE Geography or GCSE RS
Psychology Grade 6 at GCSE in Psychology or in any science subject
Religious Studies Grade 6 at GCSE or Grade 6 in either GCSE History or GCSE Geography
Sociology Grade 6 at GCSE in either GCSE History, GCSE Geography or GCSE RS
Spanish Grade 7 at GCSE