Sixth Form Admissions 2021
We have had a high level of interest in Sixth Form Admissions for September 2021 entry, if you are interested in a place please call the Admissions Team to discuss potential availability.
Admission to the Sixth Form is based on satisfactory GCSE results, with the addition of an informal interview for external candidates.
The minimum academic requirement for entry to Princethorpe Sixth Form is six GCSEs grades at levels 9-5, including at least three grade level 6s or equivalent. Candidates are normally expected to have at least a level 6 in the subjects to be studied to A-level, however for Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Latin and Chemistry and Physics a level 8 is recommended, although we will consider pupils who achieved a level 7 if they have their teacher’s support. A level 7 is required for Biology.
If you wish to begin Economics or Law in Sixth Form, you will be expected to have achieved at least a level 6 in both Mathematics and English Language. If you wish to study Computer Science at A-level, you must have taken it at GCSE. If you wish to study Psychology at A-level you will need a minimum of a level 5 in English and Mathematics, plus a level 6 is highly recommended in a Science subject (ideally Biology).
Click here to download our Sixth Form Admissions 2021 Information Booklet.
External candidates should get in touch with the Registrar, Mrs Vanessa Rooney to arrange an informal interview, with the Head of Sixth Form, Ben Collie or one of his assistants, after which a formal registration along with provisional options for A-level should be made.
Following satisfactory references from the student’s current school, the Admission Panel will meet and, if appropriate, a conditional offer will be made subject to actual GCSE grades.
Confirmation of acceptance from a parent with a £300 deposit is then required to secure the place. This deposit is refunded after the end of the final term which the student spends at Princethorpe.
Once actual GCSE grades have been advised to the Registrar by telephone in August, a confirmed offer will be made.
Sixth Form Induction Day will take place on Friday 3 September 2021 from 8.45am to 3.30pm.