The basic entry procedure below is designed to enable all students to choose the right combination of subjects to meet their needs and talents. You will require 6 or more GCSE A* - B grades to secure a place in the Sixth Form, including B grades in Mathematics and English Language. If you want to continue any of those subjects at AS/A2 level, then grades A* - B are normally required to be accepted on the course. It is possible to take up a subject which you have not studied before although we recommend that you study no more than two new subjects at AS-level. Initially, successful applicants will be offered places in Year 12 on AS courses, although it is hoped they will continue through to Year 13 A2 levels if they are successful during their AS year.
Timetable of Major Events
Sixth Form Open Afternoons for external applicants and their parents - Tuesday 6 November 2012 at 2.30 pm and Friday 9 November 2012 at 2.30
Open Evening for all internal and external entrants and their parents - Wednesday 14 November 2012 from 6 - 8 pm (from 5 - 7 pm at SWGS)
Deadline for completion of 'Sixth Form Entry' application forms - Friday 1 February 2013
Informal discussions with internal and external applicants - March 2013
Conditional allocation of Sixth Form places and subjects to all successful applicants - March / April 2013
Course allocation, induction and courses begin 3 September 2012
Report issued December 2011
Parents’ Evening 10 January 2013 5 - 7.30pm
Report issued March 2013
Start preparation for Higher Education/Employment January 2013
Public examinations for AS May / June 2013
Oxbridge applications complete 21 September 2012
All university applications complete 12 October 2012
Report card issued December 2012
Parents’ Evening 12 December 2013 5 - 7.30 pm
AS Resits and some A2 modules Jan 2013
Examination practice Feb / March 2013
Final Report issued March 2013
A - level Examinations May / June 2013
Leavers' Day Ball June 2013
Sixth Form Dress Code
We believe that many people judge a school by the appearance of its pupils. For this reason we ask for parents' cooperation in ensuring the smart appearance of their sons.
In their appearance, as in their general behaviour, Sixth Formers have a particular responsibility in that they help to set the standard for the whole school. The Sixth Form dress code aims to promote smartness and confidence.
Navy blue blazer (single or double breasted).
Suits or trousers of a grey or plain dark colour: denim jeans and cords are not allowed.
Shirts which are mainly white, blue or grey in colour.
Any of the School ties as appropriate (Sixth Form, Colours, Prefects, Senior Prefects, Silver Cross).
Dark-coloured v-neck pullover.
White or vivid coloured socks are not acceptable.
Footwear of a conventional colour and style: trainers are not allowed.
Hair must be neat and tidy and of the boy's natural colour. Unconventional styles and facial hair are NOT acceptable. Hair should be no longer than collar length.
Earrings and similar items of jewellery must NOT be worn at any time.
Sixth Form School-Student Learning Agreement
Please click on the following link for the Sixth Form School-Student Learning Agreement - .pdf document - 22 KB