Sixth Form Admissions arrangements: September 2018


St Benedict’s Sixth Form is a mixed Sixth Form that welcomes applications from students at other schools as well as from those already at St Benedict’s. The school’s Pupil Admission Number (PAN) for external students joining Year 12 in September 2018 is 10.

Academic Criteria for Admission to the Sixth Form:

  1. International Baccalaureate Diploma – For those students interested in studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma they will need to achieve a minimum of Grade 5 or B at GCSE in six subjects with a minimum of Grade 4 or C at GCSE in English and Mathematics. Students wishing to study Higher Level Mathematics will require a minimum of Grade 8 or A* at GCSE in Mathematics.
  2. BTEC – Students who wish to study the BTEC Plus will be required to achieve a minimum of Grade 4 or C at GCSE in four subjects, preferably including English and Mathematics. For the Health and Social Care BTEC course a Grade 5 or B at GCSE in Biology is preferable.

Admissions Process Year 12

Students applying for a place in Year 12 in September 2018 will be encouraged to attend the Sixth Form Open Evening that takes place in November 2017. Applications for Year 12 must be completed using the Sixth Form Application Form that is available in hardcopy from the school or online on our school website. All applications must be returned by the date specified by the school (please check the website for details).

All students will be invited to attend a meeting with the school accompanied by a parent where study programmes and subject choices will be discussed. For external applicants, a reference from their previous school will also be required.

Following the meeting, a letter will be sent to applicants confirming the decision made regarding a place in Year 12. All offers of a place in Year 12 will be made subject to the student meeting the entry requirements.

All those who have received offers of a place will be invited to attend the Sixth Form Induction Day held in July of the year of entry.

Students holding conditional offers must confirm acceptance of their place following receipt of their GCSE results in August. The deadline for confirmation is 1.00pm on GCSE Results Day.

Guidance will be given to students who wish to consider a change of subject choice following receipt of GCSE results.

Oversubscription to the Sixth Form

In the event of oversubscription to the Sixth Form, please refer to the Appeals Policy in the Main School section of the website.