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6th Form Admissions Policy

6th Form Qualifier 2015
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Students in Year 11 at Aylward Academy will need to apply formally for a place in Sixth Form. The 6th Form Team will examine subject choices and offer further guidance, should the need arise.

The Academy will admit students from outside of Aylward into Year 12. Entry requirements for courses are the same as those for internal applicants.

Students entering Aylward Academy will be expected to read and sign an Aylward Academy Sixth Form Contract. This outlines the commitment required to be successful in Post 16 study and the support that students can expect to receive from Academy staff. In addition, Sixth Form students must recognise that they are part of a large community and have a responsibility to abide by our dress code and conduct themselves in a manner that supports Academy ethos.

The following table represents the Aylward Academy 6th Form Entry Criteria:

Pathway

Curriculum Offer

Entry Requirements

Progression

Pathway One

4 x A Level  Subjects

5 GCSE A*-C grades including Maths and English with average GCSE points score of 43<

University

4 x Level 3 BTEC Subjects

5 GCSE A*-C grades including Maths and English with average GCSE points score of 43<

University

Pathway Two

3 x A Level Subjects

5 GCSE A*-C grades including Maths and English with average GCSE points score of 41.5-42.9

University

3 x Level 3BTEC Subjects

5 GCSE A*-C grades including Maths and English with average GCSE points score of 41.5-42.9

University

Pathway Three

2 x A Level  Subjects & 1 x Level 3 BTEC

5 GCSE A*-C grades including Maths and English with average GCSE points score of 40.5-41.49

University or High Level Apprenticeship

2 x Level 3 BTEC Subjects & 1 x A Level

5 GCSE A*-C grades including Maths and English with average GCSE points score of 40.5-41.49

University or High Level Apprenticeship

Pathway Four

1 x A Level  Subject, 1 x Level 3 BTEC Subject & Level 2 Maths

5 GCSE A*-C grades including  English with average GCSE points score of 39.5-40.49

High Level Apprenticeship, Training

 

2 x Level 3 BTEC Subjects & Level 2 Maths

5 GCSE A*-C grades including  English with average GCSE points score of 39.5-40.49

High Level Apprenticeship, Training

Pathway Five (Vocational Hub)

A wide variety of Level 2 subjects to choose from and the opportunity to secure Level 2 Maths and English

Working towards 5 GCSEs (A*-C) including English and Maths

A-Levels via 3 Year Sixth Form, Employment or Training


Note: The following A-Level subjects require a 'B' Grade at GCSE

Maths

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Psychology

This guidance is subject to change at any time without notice

The Aylward Academy Sixth Form 2016/17 Course Outline booklet outlines individual subject specific entry criteria

How to work out your GCSE Points Score

Grade

A*

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

Points

58

52

46

40

34

28

22

16

GCSE Retakes

  • Students studying advance courses (AS and Level 3 BTECs) who achieved GCSE grade D in Mathematics and/or English will be expected to retake these subjects.

Requirements for progression from Year 12 to Year 13

  • Students taking examined subjects will have achieved at least grade E to guarantee progression from AS to A2.
  • Students taking vocational subject will have finished all work targeted for completion during Year 12.
  • Students who do not meet these criteria will be required to attend a meeting to discuss terms upon which they return to the Sixth Form.

 Admission Key Dates

Thursday 3rd December 2015 - 6th Form Open Evening/Year 11 Options Evening.

Please note that the exact number of students admitted to Year 12 in September 2016 will depend on the Academy's ability to accommodate the actual subject choices of the students who apply. Applicants are asked to note that an offer of a place in the Sixth Form does not mean that actual admission to the Sixth Form is thereby guaranteed; actual admission to the Sixth Form is almost always contingent on the applicant meeting the full entrance criteria of the school and for all the subjects for which s/he has applied.