Sixth Form Admissions

Sixth Form Admissions

Students intending to join the Sixth Form need to calculate their average GCSE Points Score by looking at their GCSE predicted Grades in Maths, English and their best grades for six other subjects making a total of eight in all.


For 9 - 1 GCSE grades the point score is equivalent to the grade given. E.g. a grade 6 is equal to 6 points.

Level 1/2 BTEC Tech Award in Creative Media and Level 1/2 BTEC Tech Award in Dance 
Cambridge National in Sports Studies

Level 2 Distinction* = 8.5, Distinction = 7, Merit = 5.5, Pass = 4
Level 1 Distinction = 3, Merit = 2, Pass = 1.25

Work out your average score by totalling your point score for eight GCSEs including Maths and English and divide by eight.

To study A-Levels, or BTEC National Extended Certificate you must have an Average Point Score of at least 4.

  • To study Maths you must achieve a 6 in Maths at GCSE.
  • To study Physics, Biology or Chemistry you must have a grade 6 or above at GCSE in the subject.
  • To study Psychology you must achieve a 5 in GCSE English.

Please note that all applications for the Sixth Form are assessed on an individual basis. 

If you are interested in applying to The Highfield School Sixth Form for September 2024, we will be considering applications on GCSE results day on 22nd August 2024. Please bring your results sheet to the school between 9:00am and 2:00pm or alternatively, send your GCSE results sheet together with details of the courses you are applying for to Mr James Golds, Head of Sixth Form


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