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Admission Arrangements

Admissions into Year 12 for Entry 2023

The stages of applying for Sixth Form are:

Stage 1: Attendance at Open evening

Attendance at Open Evening on Thursday 10th November 2023.  

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 9th February 2023.    

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. 

Stage 3 - Attendance at Subject Sampling Evening

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 2023 before 4pm on Friday 10th March 2023.  Applications received after this date will be classed as 'late'.  

Additional Tasks: Applicants for Computer Science, Photography and Drama & Theatre - all have a prerequisite task that must be completed also by 4pm on Friday 10th March 2023.   Please click here for details of the tasks.

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 email for more details.

Stage 5 - Attend Informal Interview

Attend an informal interview.  Upon completion of the admission form, applicants will be invited to book an informal interview before June.

Stage 6 - Pre-Admissions Presentations

Attend a Pre-Admission Presentation for students and parents on 28th June 2023.  Invite to attend this evening will be emailed following the informal interview.

Stage 7 - Register on GCSE Results Day

Register on GCSE results Day, Thursday 24th August – before 12 noon. 

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 by email to

All results to be received by 12.00pm