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Sixth Form Entry Requirements

Our Sixth Form prospectus for 2024-26 is available on our Sixth Form Prospectus page. The prospectus provides a guide to the subjects offered in the Sixth Form, as well as some information about what life is like in our thriving Sixth Form community. 

From September 2021 we began welcoming boys to the Sixth Form, and  we continue to welcome applications from boys who would like to apply for September 2024.

Our entry requirements are set to ensure that students embark on courses with the best possible chance of success.  Entry requirements are set out in the Sixth Form prospectus as well as in the table below.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact our Sixth Form Secretary, Miss Baguley, at


Minimum Requirements for entry into Sixth Form

5 x Grade 5 at GCSE,  including English and Maths at a grade 5



Minimum requirement to study an A Level, where the subject has been studied at GCSE

Grade 6 in GCSE in the subject

Minimum grade to study A Level Maths

Grade 7 in GCSE Maths

Minimum grade to study A Level Further Maths

Grade 8 in GCSE Maths

Minimum grade to study A Level Film Studies, Law, Drama, Business

Grade 5 in GCSE English/Maths

Minimum grade to study A Level Psychology

Grade 5 in GCSE English/Maths

Minimum grade to study BTEC IT/Health and Social Care

Grade 5 in GCSE English/Maths

In addition to places available for pupils already in the School, the Admissions Authority will make available a further 30 places for students from other schools. Should the School receive more external applications for the Sixth Form than can be accommodated, then the criteria applied for entry in Year 7 will be used to determine admissions but without reference to the Governors' Entrance Examination.


  1. If an application for admissions from either internal or external candidates has been turned down by the Admissions Authority then an appeal can be made to an Independent Appeals Panel. Parents and students are able to appeal jointly or separately against any decision refusing a young person admission and, where they appeal separately the appeals must be heard together. This appeal must be sent in writing to the Clerk to the Governors at the school within 20 days of refusal. Reasons for the appeal must be given in writing and the decision of the Appeals Panel is binding on the Admissions Authority.
  2. The Admissions Authority expects that all students specifically selecting a Roman Catholic Sixth Form education will wish to be both fully involved in the ethos and spiritual life of the school, and in achieving the aims set out in its Mission Statement.