We are delighted that, in considering where to study after Year 11, you are looking at what The New Sixth has to offer. I trust that our Open Evening was helpful and informative and wish to make clear the next steps available to you to assist in making your decision.
Applying for a place
- All students in their final year at Saint Gregory’s and St Mark’s have an automatic place in the sixth form, provided they meet the entry requirements for a full-time programme of study.
- Places are also available to students of other schools who may wish to experience a new type of sixth form provision and who meet the requirements for a full-time course of study.
- Students should complete an application form and submit before the deadline. These are detailed below and on our Sixth Form Admissions page. Students at St Mark’s should contact their school for this information.
- Our one-to-one consultations in Terms 3 and 4, will provide an opportunity for students to share their ambitions and aspirations with our dedicated sixth form team so that they can learn more about students as individuals and their chosen study route, helping to personalise the sixth form journey and make it more relevant and meaningful.
- Conditional offers will be made to students, together with a guideline of the academic success required at GCSE to secure a place for September.
- You can speak to our sixth form team any time about bursary or scholarship funding to help support you in your post-16 studies, if appropriate.
Your Next Step to The New Sixth
The deadline for applications is Friday 29 November 2019. You should make an application to us (even if you may still be considering your options) as this will help us to plan the range of courses on offer next year and ensure that timetabling can react appropriately to demand. We appreciate that a lot can happen and change between now and next September and by knowing your preferences as soon as possible enables us to support you through this journey.
Further information on how to apply can be found here or by speaking to anyone in the sixth form team.
For students who may be considering joining us from another school, we understand that this is a difficult decision and wish to support and reassure you that The New Sixth is a fantastic post-16 institution.
One of the best ways to truly know what a sixth form is like is to visit them and see them in action. It is therefore my pleasure to invite you to join us for a morning, afternoon, or a day (as convenient) to have the opportunity to sample A level lessons. In our experience this is one of the best ways to work out both which subjects to study after GCSEs and to try somewhere new.
If you would like to take us up on this offer, please contact Mrs Nokes, our Sixth Form Administrator, with your subject preferences and a suggestion of when might be suitable. We will then look to see what lessons are available and confirm a visit with you. (E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 01225 838232)
Visits can be accommodated before or after the application deadline however we would encourage before if possible so that students make a confident application to study with us.
Miss L Butler
Director of Sixth Form