Sixth Form Admissions & Apply

Open Evening & Applications

Thank you for your interest in applying to join St Bart’s Sixth Form. The official deadline for applications was Monday December 18th, 2023. Our immediate priority is to begin the work of processing applications that have been received and to meet with applicants.

We are not processing any late applications for the time being, but if you have not applied and are interested in securing a place for 2024 entry, we would ask that you complete this brief online form. We will be in contact again in the new year.

For any queries concerning applications, please email sixthform@stbarts.co.uk or call 01635 576368.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an application deadline?

The Application Portal will be made available via the website on Friday 3 November 2023. Applications should be submitted by Monday 18 December, 2023.

While our admissions policy states: ‘Late applications will be considered if there are places available on the relevant courses’ we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer any places to students who apply after 18 December. Applicants from beyond St Bart’s are required to upload their most recent school report alongside their application. Please note without your report we will be unable to arrange an interview with you. 

What is the application process?

Exact details and dates for the different stages of the application process are still to be confirmed. However, please see below an outline of what to expect:

  • 3 November 2023: Application Window opens.
  • 18 December 2023: Application Window closes. If we require any further information we will be in touch. Otherwise we will contact applicants in the New Year with further details of the next stages in the application process.
  • January/February/March 2024: Meetings with staff to explore your application and finalise subject choices.
  • April 2024: Places are confirmed and students will have the option to formally accept their place.
  • 27 & 28 June 2024: There will be two Sixth Form Induction Days on consecutive days. These days provide a great opportunity follow your intended Sixth Form Programme and make subject change requests where desirable. We always encourage all students to participate even if they still have not made their final decision about Sixth Form.
  • August 2024: Following GCSE results, we will ask students to make formal contact with the Sixth Form to confirm that they will definitely be taking up their place to study in St Bart’s Sixth Form.

Can I make changes to my Level 3 subject choices?

Students are encouraged to make their initial selection as carefully as possible, referring to the course guides and speaking with students and staff at the Open Evening in order to establish whether a course is right for them.

Where there are uncertainties, students at St Bart’s in Year 11 are encouraged to submit their applications until after the results of Year 11 Practice Examinations are reported. No subject changes will be processed after the submission of applications until we meet with students to discuss options in the Spring. Changes can be requested at that time and immediately after the Induction Days in June.

Changes can again be requested after the publication of GCSE Results but we will not process these or confirm them until the first week of term. We try to accommodate all change requests, but we may not be able to do so in all circumstances.

What are the Sixth Form Entry Requirements?

Our overriding aim is to ensure that students access courses which they will be able to complete successfully.

General (September 2023)

To access our wide range of Level 3 (A Level and BTEC National Extended Certificate) courses, we look for students to secure a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 5 (or Merit at Level 2 BTEC).

If a student meets these requirements but does not secure a Grade 4 in English Language and/or Mathematics then s/he will be required to attend lessons and re-sit GCSE exams in these subjects in the Sixth Form.

For subject specific entry requirements please visit our subject options page.

Do you have a catchment area?

Catchment areas do not apply in the Sixth Form and you can apply to us, wherever you live. Around one in three of our Year 12 students join us from other schools every year.

Do you offer support with the cost of Sixth Form?

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund is money provided by the government for schools to support disadvantaged students to overcome financial barriers to participation in education. If you have a household income below £25,000, for students in care, care leavers or those are in receipt of benefits in their own right, students may be able to receive the 16 to 19 Bursary. The Bursary can be used for financial help with Sixth Form expenses such as transport, meals, books, school trips, exam re-sits and equipment. Applications must be made on an annual basis and all students will be sent more information about eligibility for the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund and how to apply in September. For more information contact sixthform@stbarts.co.uk