Admissions & Apply

Applications for September 2021 remain open. You can make an application by following this link: https://stbarts.applicaa.com/year12

Please note:

  • If you are currently a Year 11 student at St Bart’s you should log in as a registered user with your school email and the unique password given to you by the school.
  • If you are an applicant looking to join us from another school you will need to create a new application account.

If you would like to discover more about St Bart’s Sixth Form, please visit our Open Evening Site. This site will remain open and contains lots of information including:

  • taster videos for all 39 of our Level 3 courses,
  • information on applying for Year 12 at St Bart’s, including our Sixth Form Prospectus 2021-22, our Sixth Form Course Guide 2021-22 and a link to our application form, and a window into Sixth Form life, with videos from students and more on the wider opportunities available.

 

For any further information on applications, please email sixthform@stbarts.co.uk or call 01635 576368

Please note at the present time we are unfortunately not able to offer tours of the school.

 

To access Level 3 (A Levels and BTEC National Extended Certificate) courses, you need to secure a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above. At least 3 of these passes should be at Grade 5. If a student does not secure a Grade 4 in English Language and/or Mathematics then s/her will be required to attend lessons and re-sit GCSE exams in these subjects.

If 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 asked 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 these subjects or ‘Science’ at GCSE.

What happens if a student gets five GCSE passes but fails to secure Grade 4s in Mathematics 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 Mathematics or English Language. A student who does not secure 4s in both will only be able to enrol for the Sixth Form + Programme.

Subject

Advice for Entry

Art & Design

Art GCSE is not a requirement, but where students have completed the GCSE course, a Grade 5 or higher is preferred.

Biology

Students choosing science in the Sixth Form are advised that the assessment style associated with A Level qualifications means that if you achieve less than a Grade 6 in GCSE Science or GCSE Biology you are generally unlikely to secure a pass in the A Level Biology exam.

Business Studies

Business Studies GCSE is not a requirement, but where students have completed the GCSE course, a grade 5 or higher is preferred.

BTEC in Business

Students should have a genuine interest in business activity. They should be keen to conduct independent research and visit local businesses when required. Skills in organisation and meeting deadlines are important.

Chemistry

Students choosing science in the Sixth Form are advised that the assessment style associated with A Level qualifications means that if you achieve less than a Grade 6 in GCSE Science or GCSE Chemistry you are generally unlikely to secure a pass in the A Level Chemistry exam.

Classical Civilisation

Literature is studied in an English translation, and there is no Greek or Latin required on the course.

Computer Science

Students will not have needed to study Computing or IT at GCSE, but it would be greatly beneficial. Where a GCSE course has been completed a Grade 5 or higher is preferred.

Dance

Dance GCSE is not a requirement but for those students who have completed the GCSE course, a Grade 5 or higher is preferred.

Drama & Theatre Studies

Drama GCSE is not a requirement, but where students have completed the GCSE course, a Grade 5 or higher is preferred.

Economics

The course involves a significant amount of theory and a high level of commitment to learning this is required. A real interest in how the economy works and current economic affairs is required.

English Language (Linguistics)

Grade 5 or higher in GCSE English Language is preferred.

English Literature

Grade 5 or higher in GCSE English Literature is preferred.

Film Studies

Film Studies GCSE is not a requirement, but where students have completed the GCSE course, a Grade 5 or higher is preferred.

Food Science & Nutrition

Food GCSE is not a requirement, but where students have completed the GCSE course, a Grade 5 or higher is preferred.

French

Grade 6 or higher in GCSE French is preferred.

Geography

Geography GCSE is not a requirement, but where students have completed the GCSE course, a Grade 5 or higher is preferred.

German

Grade 6 or higher in GCSE German is preferred.

Graphic Communication

Graphics GCSE is not a requirement, but where students have completed the GCSE course, a Grade 5 or higher is preferred.

BTEC in Health & Social Care

Previous study in Health and Social Care is not required. Where students have studied the Level 2 BTEC course, a Merit or higher is preferred.

History

History GCSE is not a requirement, but where students have completed the GCSE course, a Grade 5 or higher is preferred.

Law

A good command of English is required together with strong essay writing skills as well as an active interest in current affairs. Grade 5 or higher in GCSE English Language is preferred.

Mathematics

Grade 6 or higher in GCSE Mathematics is required.

Further Mathematics

Grade 7 or higher in GCSE Mathematics is required.

Media Studies

Film or Media GCSEs are helpful, but not a requirement. Where students have completed a GCSE course, a Grade 5 or higher is preferred.

Music

Music GCSE is not a requirement, but where students have completed the GCSE course, a Grade 5 or higher is preferred.

Music Technology

GCSE Music is not a requirement, but where it has been studied, a Grade 5 is preferred.

Photography

Students are not required to have any experience of taught lessons in photography but should have an established interest in both photography and art and design.

Physical Education

PE GCSE is not a requirement, but where students have completed the GCSE course, a Grade 5 is preferred.

Physics

Students choosing science in the Sixth Form are advised that the assessment style associated with A Level qualifications means that if you achieve less than a Grade 6 in GCSE Science or GCSE Physics you are generally unlikely to secure a pass in the A Level Physics exam.

Politics

An interest in the political world that we live in is essential. Performance in English Language and History will be considered with a Grade 5 or higher preferred in these subjects.

Product Design

Design and Technology GCSE is not a requirement, but where students have completed the GCSE course, a Grade 5 or higher is preferred.

Psychology

The course involves significant English, Science and Mathematics skills and elements. Grade 5 and above in these subjects at GCSE is preferred.

RS (Philosophy and Ethics)

The specifications build on, but do not depend on, the knowledge, understanding and skills specified
for GCSE Religious Studies. Grade 5 at GCSE Religious Studies is preferred.

BTEC in Applied Science

The course builds on GCSE Science knowledge, particularly with respect to ‘How Science Works’. Grade 5s in both Science GCSE and Mathematics GCSE are preferred.

Sociology

A good command of English is required together with strong essay writing skills as well as an active interest in current affairs. Grade 5 or higher in GCSE English Language is preferred.

Spanish

Grade 6 or higher in GCSE Spanish is preferred.

BTEC in Sport

Previous study in sport is not required. Where students have studied the Level 2 BTEC course, a
Merit or higher is preferred. Where students have studied the GCSE PE course, a Grade 5 or higher is preferred.

Textiles

Textiles/Art GCSE are not a requirement, but where students have completed the GCSE courses, a Grade 5 or higher is preferred.

BTEC in Travel & Tourism

Previous study in Travel and Tourism is not required.