Sixth Form Admissions

Sixth Form Admissions

Sixth Form

ADMISSIONS

Sixth Form Admissions 2023

We are delighted that you are considering Southend High School for Girls (SHSG) Sixth Form for your A Level studies.  We are a vibrant and high-performing grammar school with an excellent track record of academic success.  We pride ourselves on offering a varied curriculum with 26 A Level subjects to choose from, alongside superb extra and super-curricular opportunities for our students.

We warmly welcome applications from students wishing to join our mixed Sixth Form in Year 12 for September 2023.  More information on the entry criteria and application process is detailed below.

The deadline for applications is midnight, Tuesday 31st January 2023.  Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Sixth Form Entry Requirements

The overall entry requirements for Sixth Form are:

  • 46 points from your eight best full GCSEs. We will accept one non-GCSE equivalent grade in replace of a GCSE within the points total. Short courses, or GCSEs at grade 4 or below, will not be included in the points score; and
  • A minimum of grade 5 in Maths and English Language; and 
  • A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 7 or above.

In addition to the overall entry requirements for Sixth Form, each A Level subject has minimum GCSE subject requirements.  We recommend you read our Sixth Form Prospectus and the Course Outlines for each subject before making an application.

All students will begin Year 12 with four A Level subjects.  Please note that students wishing to study Further Maths must also study Maths at A Level.  Due to similarities in course content, students cannot choose to study both Economics and Business Studies at A Level.

Application process

Applications for Sixth Form are made via our online application form, which will open on Tuesday 1st November.  Only students new to SHSG (i.e. not currently in our Year 11) need to complete an online application.  The deadline for applications is midnight, Tuesday 31st January 2023.  Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

After the closing date for applications, we will contact each applicant’s current school to confirm their predicted GCSE grades.  Conditional offers will be made where the reference supports the student’s suitability to study at SHSG and in line with our school admissions policy.

We aim to contact all applicants in the spring term with the outcome of their application to Sixth Form.  Successful applicants will be invited to a compulsory Offer Holder event in the summer term (date tbc).

If you have any questions about admissions or the application process for Sixth Form, please email sixthform@shsg.org

Prospectus

Open Evening Presentation

Admissions Criteria 2023

GCSE results

46 points from your eight best full GCSE results. We will accept one non-GCSE equivalent grade in replace of a GCSE within the points total. Short courses, or GCSEs at grade 4 or below, will not be included in the points score;

Minimum Grades

A minimum of grade 5 in Maths and English Language.

Minimum Grades

A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 7 or above.

our articles

Latest News & Gazette

Sixth Form applications for 2023 September cohortInformation here