Admissions & Apply for 2019

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The Application process for 2019 is now open. 

Our Sixth Form Open Evening was held on Thursday 1 November. We really enjoyed chatting with so many of our own Y11 and meeting so many students from other schools who have been attracted by our academic record and our established reputation.

If you were unable to make our Open Evening, or you feel you would like another opportunity to view the school, please do join us on Wednesday 21 November for a talk with the Head of Sixth Form, Mr Robbins, and a tour with our School Officers. Coffee will be served on arrival, from 8:30am, for a 9:00am start. We expect the tour to finish by 10:15am.

If you would like to book a place on the tour, please email sixthform@stbarts.co.uk or call 01635 576368.

If you have any queries or requests for visits/tours, please email sixthform@stbarts.co.uk  or call 01635 576368

To access the full Course Guide and see details on all the courses available. Click here.

How to apply?

There are two options:

1. Complete the online Application Form

OR

2. Download and complete the paper Application Form  . Please then scan and send this to sixthform@stbarts.co.uk or post it to: St Bartholomew’s School (Sixth Form), Andover Rd, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 6JP

When to apply?

Completed forms should be returned to St Bart’s by Friday 30 November 2018. Applicants should make every effort to meet the deadline to secure places on their first choice courses, although applications will be accepted after that date.

What happens next?

All applicants will be invited to an interview with a senior member of staff during January – April 2019; all decisions about final subject choices are arrived at after discussion with students, parents and teachers. Places are offered following completion of the interview process in late April.

What if you change your mind about subjects?

You can request subject changes at any stage. Just send an email to sixthform@stbarts.co.uk

Our Entrance Policy

Catchment areas do not apply in the Sixth Form and you can apply to us, wherever you are.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To access Level 3 (A Levels and BTEC National Extended Certificate) courses, you need to secure at least Grade 4 in both GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics, and need to secure at least three other GCSE grades at 4 or a Level 2 BTEC Pass.

As you can see from the subject pages in our Course Guide, if you are looking to take an A Level course that you have studied at GCSE, then in most subjects a GCSE Grade of 5 is preferred. If you fall short of a 5, you cannot assume that you will secure a place on the course and will be invited to meet with the Head of Department in September to discuss whether you might be offered a place on a trial basis.

The step up from GCSE to A Level work is particularly steep in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Students should be clear that in other than the most exceptional circumstances, they will not secure a place on these courses without at least a Grade 6 in the subject at GCSE. What happens if a student gets five GCSE passes but fails to secure Grade 4s in Maths or English? A student in this position will be able to take some Level 3 (A Level/ BTEC) courses but their choice may be a little more restricted and they will have to attend lessons in preparation for a re-sit in Maths or English Language. A student who does not secure 4s in both will only be able to enrol for the Access Course.

What happens if a student gets five GCSE passes but fails to secure Grade 4s in Maths or English?
A student in this position will be able to take some Level 3 (A Level/BTEC) courses but their choice may be a little more restricted and they will have to attend lessons in preparation for a re-sit in Maths or English Language. A student who does not secure 4s in both will only be able to enrol for the Access Course (see overleaf).

All candidates will be interviewed and all decisions about final subject choices are arrived at after discussion with students, parents and teachers.