Applying to the Sixth Form
Our deadline for applications has now passed. Although some of our courses are nearly full, The Highfield School Sixth Form is still accepting applications for places beginning in September 2023.
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.
If you want 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.
- If you want 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.
Subjects Offered Within The Highfield And Fearnhill Sixth Form Consortium
|Offered only at:||Subject||Qualification|
|Fearnhill||3D Art Design||A Level|
|Computer Science||A Level|
|English Language||A Level|
|English Literature||A Level|
|Film Studies||A Level|
|Fine Art||A Level|
|Further Maths *||A Level|
|Government and Politics||A Level|
|Health and Social Care||BTEC|
|Fearnhill||Media Studies||A Level|
|Physical Education||A Level|
|Religious Studies||A Level|
|Sport (Double Award) **||BTEC|
* Further Maths can only be taken with A Level Maths and as a forth option
** BTEC Sport will count as 2 options