Applying to the Sixth Form

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
  Biology A Level
  Business  A Level
  Chemistry A Level
  Computer Science A Level
  Criminology Applied Diploma
  Dance RSL Diploma
  Drama A Level
  Economics A Level
  English Language A Level
  English Literature A Level
  Film Studies A Level
  Fine Art A Level
  French A Level
  Further Maths *  A Level
  Geography A Level
  Government and Politics A Level
  Graphics A Level
  Health and Social Care BTEC


A Level
  Law A Level
  Mathematics A Level
Fearnhill Media Studies A Level
  Music A Level
Fearnhill Performing Arts BTEC
  Photography A Level
  Physical Education A Level
  Physics A Level
  Psychology A Level
  Religious Studies A Level
  Sociology A Level
Fearnhill Spanish A Level
  Sport (Double Award) ** BTEC
Highfield  Textiles A Level

* Further Maths can only be taken with A Level Maths and as a forth option
** BTEC Sport will count as 2 options