Curriculum Pathways

All students entering the Sixth Form will have the opportunity to study a range of Level 3 courses. Access to all courses will be determined by examination results and whether these meet the entry criteria for the different courses offered. Please be aware that we reserve the right to use period 6 (3.20-4.20pm) as part of the school day, although this is an infrequent necessity


Entry Requirements

Please see our individual course requirements in our Sixth Form Prospectus.

If you have not gained English or Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above, you will be required to follow a programme in the Sixth Form to re-take these courses in November and June until a 4 is achieved.

All students considering Post-16 courses are given specific information, advice and guidance throughout Year 11, both prior to and subsequent to the options process in the autumn term. Every effort is made to ensure that students access the right courses at the right level and that the combination of courses provides sufficient breadth and challenge to aid progression into further education, higher education or the world of work.
In particular, students aiming to gain a university place at an Oxbridge or other elite institution should make sure that they choose the ‘facilitating subjects’ necessary.
However, a number of students may not be considering Post-16 provision at Edgbarrow. The school will also offer information, alternative advice and guidance to support these students into further education, employment or an apprenticeship.


How to Apply

The process for applications set out here is straightforward, and we look forward to meeting and spending two enjoyable years with you at this important and exciting time of your life.

  • Friday 20th November 2020 - Application Form available on the school website (Sixth Form area)
  • Friday 11th December 2020 - Application deadline
    All applications should be completed online.  Non-Edgbarrow students should provide a copy of their most recent grade report with their application.
  • Monday 11th January to Friday 12th February 2021
    Meetings for both Edgbarrow and External students to discuss options and entry requirements.
  • Friday 12th February 2021
    Offers to be made to students by this date.
  • Monday 29th March 2021 – Deadline for accepting offer.
    All students should reply to the offer as soon as possible and before the above date. If offers have not been confirmed by this date, we cannot guarantee your place.
  • Wednesday 7th July 2021 - Induction Programme
    Induction Programme tbc.  If ‘live’ it will be on this date.  If ‘virtual’, arrangements will be clarified.
  • Friday 27th August 2021 – GCSE results day
    Mr Croxon and Miss Knowles will be present to discuss any issues with courses/grades for Edgbarrow students. External students: please send your results as soon as possible.
  • Monday 30th August 2021 – External students
    The final deadline for external students to confirm their GCSE results, with appropriate documentation. If this information is not forthcoming we shall not be able to guarantee your place.