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Entry to the Sixth Form (Year 12)

 King’s has a large and successful Sixth Form of about 270 boys, including approximately 20% who are new to King’s in Year 12.   We warmly welcome applicants for Sixth Form places from boys who will achieve good GCSEs.  The school has an established track record of ensuring that students joining the Sixth Form make a smooth transition both to A Level study and a new Post 16 environment.  All boys experience a thorough induction programme before the start of Year 12 to facilitate the transition into the King’s Sixth Form.

Mandatory Induction Days - Wednesday 1st July to Friday 3rd July 2020 inclusive

Please do read the information about the Sixth Form available on this website.  Information on Post 16 options will be published on this page shortly.  An application form is available at the bottom of this page.  Completed application forms should be sent to Julie Parker as early as possible, but no later than Friday 27th March 2020. 

If you would like to gain a better sense of the school’s characteristics you are encouraged to attend our Sixth Form Evening on (Date to be confirmed ) 5.30 – 8.30pm, please contact Mrs Julie Parker on 01476 563180 (email to confirm your attendance.

You are also welcome to attend the Year 5 Open Evening on Monday 29th June 2020.  At these events you will have an opportunity to meet the Head of Sixth Form, Teaching Staff and Students to discuss the Post 16 experience.  We are also happy to arrange individual visits for prospective students if they are unable to attend the scheduled events.  Please contact Mrs Parker for an appointment. 

Sixth Form Entry Requirements September 2019

The school’s Published Admissions Number (PAN) is 30. This is the maximum number of places which will be available in Year 12 for candidates who have attended schools other than The King’s School in Year 11. The criteria for admission to the Sixth Form, which apply equally to all applicants whether on roll at this school in Year 11 or not, will be:

  1. Passes at Grades 5-9 in GCSE English and Mathematics.
  2. At least 6 GCSE passes in different subjects at Grade 6-9.
  3. Grade 6 or above in the subjects to be studied at Advanced level.

All students must meet Criterion a). In rare and exceptional circumstances, the School may consider admission to the Sixth Form for a student who has not met Criteria b) and/or c). Please see the relevant full admission policy for details.

If there are more applicants than available places, the following oversubscription criteria will apply in the order shown below (these criteria will also apply where there are more applicants than places available in a particular A Level subject):

a) Priority will be given to looked after children and all previously looked after children (*1)

b) GCSE grade in that subject (where applicable);

c) Overall GCSE score (in terms of average points per subject entry based on the best 8 results – see below).

The points system is as follows:

Grade 9 = 9 points, Grade 8 = 8 points , Grade 7 = 7 points, Grade 6 = 6 points , Grade 5 = 5 points, Grade 4 = 4 points, Grade 3 = 3 points, Grade 2 = 2 points, Grade 1 = 1 point.

Places will be allocated on the basis of overall GCSE performance. This is based on a points system for the student's 8 best GCSE grades including English, Mathematics, subject to the following:

a) An applicant must meet the standards outlined in the criteria for admission (above);

b) In accordance with legislation the allocation of places for children with the following will take place first; Statement of Special Educational Needs (Education Act 1996) or Education, Health and Care Plan (Children and Families Act 2014). Remaining places will be allocated in accordance with this policy.

c) Distance from home to school (*2) – This is based on straight line distance as calculated electronically to three figures after the decimal point (eg 1.543 miles) by Lincolnshire County Council school admissions team from the Post Office Address Point of the home to the Post Office Address Point of the school.

Sixth Form Entry Requirements September 2020

The schools Sixth Form Admission Policy is changing for entry to Year 12 in September 2020.  A copy of the policy for the academic year 2020 - 2021 is attached below.

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