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Sixth Form Admissions

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

If you wold like to apply for a place in the Sixth Form, we can promise you a broad and balanced curriculum and rich variety of extra-curricular opportunities which add to your sixth form experience.

The preliminary closing date for applications is the 24th February 2017.

If you are already at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School as a Year 11 student:

  • You should attend our Open Evening on November 11th 2016
  • Then discuss your options with your Form Tutor and with teaching staff at the Year 11 parents’ evening
  • You will have experienced A level taster sessions in early February.
  • Make a formal application via www.ucasprogress.com
  • Attend a formal Sixth Form Application meeting in March 2017
  • Achieve a minimum of 6 GCSE’s at A*-B  and achieve B grades in the chosen options
  • All students must achieve a minimum of level 6 in English Language and Mathematics
  • If Mathematics is a chosen option, level 8-9 at GCSE is required
  • If Chemistry is a chosen option, an A or A* grade is desirable
  • For some subjects the entry requirements differ slightly. For example to study Psychology, candidates need to obtain a grade 7 in Mathematics GCSE. More information about specific entry requirements can be found in the Sixth Form Options guide. Please click here to access the booklet

Students from other schools:

  • You should attend our Open Evening on November 11th 2016.  If you are unable to attend our open evening and would like to visit Queen Elizabeth’s, the Sixth Form team would be pleased to arrange a tour of the school for you on another occasion. Pease contact office@queenelizabeths.kent.sch.uk for an appointment, or call the school office on 01795 533132
  • Make a formal application via www.ucasprogress.com
  • Attend a formal Sixth Form Application meeting (dependent on predicted grades). The Application meetings this academic year will take place from January 2017
  • Achieve a minimum of 6 GCSE’s at A*-B  and achieve B grades in the chosen options
  • All students must achieve a minimum of Level 6 in English Language and Mathematics
  • If Mathematics is a chosen option, level 8-9 at GCSE is required
  • If Chemistry is a chosen option, an A or A* grade is desirable
  • For some subjects the entry requirements differ slightly. For example to study Psychology, candidates need to obtain a grade 7 in Mathematics GCSE. More information about specific entry requirements can be found in the Sixth Form Options guide. Please click here to access the booklet

All Students

All applications to join the Sixth Form must be made using the online system www.ucasprogress.com

Students should refer to the Options Guide carefully before choosing their subject combinations.

  • Students should consider their academic progress before making final decisions.
  • Students should consider how their subject combinations may impact on their choices for Higher Education and their post-18 plans.

Students entering Year 12 are expected to study three A level subjects, all of which they should be capable of completing. Students will also be asked for a reserve subject, for use in the case of timetabling issues, and an enhancement subject (please refer to the Options Guide). In exceptional cases, and after discussion, 4 subjects may be studied, particularly if Further Maths is required.

A possible subject combination as it should appear on www.ucasprogress.com

Main Subjects (in order of preference):

  1. Mathematics
  2. English Literature
  3. Government & Politics

Reserve Main Option:

  1. Physics

Enhancement Option:

  1. Extended Project Qualification

"Achievement in the sixth form is outstanding. Inspired and well supported by knowledgeable and committed teachers, students make excellent progress and achieve high levels of attainment. As a result of teaching that encourages students to work independently and with each other, they are also exceptionally well prepared for the next stages of their education."Ofsted 2015

In June there is a 3-day induction programme for all prospective students. During this period students will experience A level lessons in all their options, including their reserve and enhancement subjects (unless there is a timetable clash). The middle day includes a Study Skills workshop, a barbecue and teambuilding activities on the field. Students will meet their form tutors and form group. The hope is to allow students to familiarise themselves with the school and its routines in advance of September and to iron out any issues as early as possible. Further information is available if you click here for the Sixth Form Induction Progamme 2017.

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