Skip to content ↓

Admission Arrangements

Admissions into Year 12 for Entry 2024

The stages of applying for Sixth Form are:

Stage 1 - Attendance at Open evening on Thursday 16th November 2023

Parents and prospective students, who are currently in Year 11, are welcome to join us for Sixth Form presentations and to meet departmental staff and students between 4.45pm and 8.00pm on Thursday 16th November 2023.  

If you were unable to attend our Open Evening, please contact

Stage 2 - Subject Sampling Application 

Subject Sampling Evening is a required stage in our application process for Sixth Form. Following our Open Evening in November, all students wishing to apply for Sixth Form must apply to be part of this event which takes place on Thursday 18th January 2024.

Students, you should choose between 5 and 7 subjects that you are considering taking in Sixth Form to trial at this event, including those you may be taking at GCSE, to fully appreciate the step-up in work that is required to achieve your intended A level grades.

Please note this IS NOT your formal application to Sixth Form - this comes later. The deadline to apply for subject sampling is Monday 4th December 2023.  Please note we are still accepting applications for this - please contact the Sixth Form Office for details on how to do this.


Stage 3 - Attendance at Subject Sampling Evening on Thursday 18th January 2024

During the evening each student experiences a 'sample' 25 minute lesson in each of their chosen 7 subjects.  This will help inform their 4 subject choices for A Level.  Our last Subject Sampling Evening was attended by over 500 students and the evening went extremely well, with feedback from those attended being very positive.  We hope it will help all students who attend to make their final decisions about which 4 subjects to choose to study in Year 12.

Attendance at this event forms an essential part of the Admissions Process. 

Stage 4 - Completion of the Admission Form

To ensure that you apply for the right subjects, please check our GCSE entry requirements for each subject which can be found here.

To apply for your Sixth Form place you must have completed the Year 12 Admission Form for entry in September 2024 before 4pm on Monday 26th February 2024. We will still accept late applications, but please contact the Sixth Form Office at

Additional Tasks: Applicants for Computer Science, Photography and Drama & Theatre - all have a prerequisite task that must be completed also by 4pm on Friday 8th March 2024

Applicants for Design and Technology - all have a prerequisite task that must be completed also by 4pm on Friday 5th July 2024.  If you are not studying DT GCSE at present i.e. because your current school does not provide this as an option then we are prepared to offer an opportunity for consideration by way of a small design task. This will give us an idea of your current skills and abilities. 

Please click the links for details of the tasks.

Stage 5 - Attend Informal Chat

Attend an informal chat.  Upon completion of the admission form, applicants will be invited via email to book an informal chat.  


Stage 6 - Pre-Admissions Presentations on 26th June 2024

Attend a Pre-Admission Presentation for students and parents on 26th June 2024.  Invite to attend this evening will be emailed following the informal chat.  


Stage 7 - Register on GCSE Results Day

GCSE Results Day 2024

Thursday 22nd August 2024

Sixth Form Admissions will be in the PE area from 08:00 - 12:00.  

All students including all ex-Y11 planning to start AGS must attend between these times with their results, or email if you cannot attend in person.  You must give prior notice of non-attendance.

All results to be received by 12.00pm

Any queries email  

Friday 23rd August - Friday 30th September 2024

Contact sixth form office on