Further information for external applicants

Post 16 application form for external candidates

Entrance Procedure

Thursday 8th September

Year 11 Information Evening

Monday 10th October

Year 11 Assembly

Tuesday 18th October

Year 11 into 12 Subject Fair (Run by Year 12 Students)

Week commencing 17th October

A Level subject tasters in lessons

Wednesday 9th November

Post 16 Information Evening

Tuesday 15th November

Form Tutor Review Day

Thursday 17th November

Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Information Evening

Week commencing 21st November

Progression meetings with each student by senior member of staff

Week commencing 22nd November

Post 16 Open morning for external students

Week commencing 28th November

GCSE Mock Exams

Friday 9th December

Post 16 Application deadline for STAGS Students

Tuesday 10th January

Sixth Former for a Day

Tuesday 24th January

Post 16 Open morning for external students

Wednesday 8th February

Year 11 Parents Evening

Week commencing 20th February

Progression meetings with senior member of staff post mock results


Offer letters issued


GCSE Exams

Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th July

Induction Event

Thursday 24th August

GCSE Results

Wednesday 30th August




Preparing for Sixth Form

Post 16 Assembly: Monday 10th October

On Monday 10th October, in their Y11 assembly, students will be introduced to the process for transition to Post 16 study. Students will receive information regarding  Post 16 Information evening and other opportunities in the 6th Form.

Subject Promotion Week

During the week commencing 17th October, Y11 Students will have the opportunity to hear from their teachers during lessons about what studying that subject entails at A level. This should aid students in planning for the Post 16 Information evening.

Subject Fair: Tuesday 18th October 1.15pm-1.55pm

An opportunity for Y11 students to speak with 6th Formers studying A levels from all curriculum areas in order to gain an understanding of A level study from a student’s perspective.

Post 16 Information Evening: Wednesday 9th November

A 6.30pm start will enable parents and students to visit the Sixth Form Centre to view the facilities. At 7.00pm there will be a presentation in the hall, which is followed by the opportunity to visit subject areas throughout the school, and hear from teachers and students about the A level curriculum. A map with roomings will be provided on the evening.

Progression Meetings: November/February

Every Y11 student will have one-to-one meetings with a member of staff from the Senior Team to help them to settle on their post 16 choices and to advise them of their options and various pathways.

Oxbridge and other competitive applications information evening: Thursday 17th November  

This evening starts at 7.00pm and aims to educate students and parents about the application processes for the most competitive courses. Students in years 10, 11 and 12 are invited. There will be an introduction to the application process and then breakout sessions on the different specialised areas.