The A Level course outlines for 2024 can be found ‘here‘.
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 SHSG in Year 12 for September 2024. More information on the entry criteria and application process is detailed below.
The deadline for applications is midnight, Wednesday 31st January 2024. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
If you are a current Year 11 student at SHSG, you do not need to submit an application form. More information about choosing A Level options and the admissions process will be provided during registration time in school.
The overall entry requirements for Sixth Form are:
- A minimum of 50 points from your eight best full GCSEs. We will accept one non-GCSE equivalent grade in replacement of a GCSE within the points total. Short courses, or GCSEs at grade 5 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.
Applications for Sixth Form are made via our online application form. Only students new to SHSG (i.e. not currently at SHSG in Year 11) need to complete an online application. The deadline for applications is midnight, Wednesday 31st January 2024. 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.
If you have any questions about admissions or the application process for Sixth Form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
50 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 5 or below, will not be included in the points score.
English and Maths GCSEs
A minimum of grade 5 in Maths and English Language.
A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 7 or above.