6th Form Admissions
Criteria for Admission to Sixth Form
Criteria for Entry
In order to benefit fully from the many opportunities afforded by a grammar school education there is an expectation that all students:
A) must have passed English and Maths at A* - C;
B) must have achieved an A* - B in SIX OR MORE different subjects with at least B grades in the subjects they will be studying at A-level: and
C)must have a viable programme of study of THREE OR MORE GCE ‘AS’/‘A’ level subjects (excluding General Studies). This decision may only be made in consultation with the school.
All students must meet the above criteria. 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).
The School’s Published Admission Number (PAN) for external applicants is thirty (30). External applicants must fulfil the admission criteria as stated above.
If there are more applicants than available places, decisions will be made on the basis of overall GCSE performance based on the 8 best grades including English, Mathematics, a MfL and a Humanity, calculated on a points system where:
A*= 58 points, A= 52 points, B= 46 points, C= 40 points, D= 34 points, E= 28 points, F= 22 points, G= 16 points, subject to the following:
Priority will be given to Children in Public Care.
Priority will be given to students with Special Educational Needs.
In the event of a tie for the final place after grades have been taken into consideration, the following criterion will apply: distance from home to school, measured by straight line distance (electronically using the post office address point of the home to the post office address point of the school).
If there are more applicants than places available in a particular AS Level subject, places in that subject will be allocated according to the following criteria in the order shown:
GCSE grade in that subject (where applicable);
Overall GCSE score (in terms of average points per subject entry based on the best 8 results).
Maximum group sizes are normally 22.
Any student who is refused entry to Year 12 from Year 11 will have the right of appeal to a panel whose decision to uphold or reject the appeal will be binding on both the School and the appellant.
A package of events takes place in order to facilitate induction into the Sixth Form.
(a) Presentation by Careers Advisors
(b) Presentation by King's Staff of the 'A'/AS level programmes
(c) Induction Week takes place during early July. All students will experience a full teaching week in their chosen subjects to finalise their A level programme of study, arrange timetables, consider the implications of Post 16 education, complete an online ALIS application and if relevant to evaluate work experience
(d) During Term 1 the Lower Sixth PDC (PSHE) programme is designed to continue the induction process
Please note that Induction Week for those intending to progress to or join Year 12 in 2013 is Monday 1 July - Friday 5 July INCLUSIVE. It is the expectation that all interested students will attend this event.
Mr Nathan Whales Head of Yr12 & 13, Mr Nigel Barton Head of Sixth Form