Entrance Criteria

The procedure for application and entry into any of the Sixth Form Programmes is outlined below:

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Full commitment to their studies
  • Excellent record of behavior and attitude to studies
  • High levels of attendance during the academic year
  • Willingness to take responsibility for their own learning
  • Ability to act as a positive role model to the rest of the school
  • Ability to embrace all opportunities afforded them
  • Willingness to get involved in many areas of school life
  • Willingness to undertake positions of leadership

GCSE (or equivalent) Entry Requirements for Internal & External students

  1. ‘A’ grade passes are required for Higher Level subjects and ‘B’ grade passes for Standard Level.
  2. A student must meet the grade requirements for 3 Higher Level and 3 Standard Level courses within the JESS Options Blocks.
  3. Students must have the academic ability to cope with the rigour of the IBDP.

NOTE (for JESS students only):

  • Where students have failed to meet the entry requirement for one subject, a final decision will be made by the Deputy Head (KS5). This decision is made on the understanding that occasionally a weakness in a particular subject can be compensated by demonstrated strengths in the other five subject chosen as part of the IB Diploma seeing as it is a programme of study as opposed to individualised examinations.
  • Where a student fails to meet the minimum entry requirement for two or more subject then the alternative Diploma Courses option should be sought.
  1. English Language and Mathematics at GCSE Level, Grade C or above.
  2. ‘A’ grade passes are required for Higher Level subjects and ‘B’ grade passes for Standard Level.
  3. Minimum of 1 Higher Level subject AND a minimum of 4 subjects in total.
  4. Students can opt to take the Core Diploma elements of Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE) and Creativity, Activity & Service (CAS).

3.1 Participation in the Theory of Knowledge lessons and Extended Essay induction is mandatory though students need not complete the formal assessments unless they wish to.

3.2 Students are also expected to complete a part of CAS so as to augment their CVs.

  1. A minimum of 5 GCSE (or equivalent) grades, including English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or above.
  2. A strong academic history and interest in their chosen subject.