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Applying to Sixth Form - September 2020

We are accepting applications to our Sixth Form for admission in September 2020.  The deadline for applications is Friday 31st January 2020.  Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted. 

If you are an external student new to SHSG, you will need to complete our online student application form.   Please ensure you have read the information on this page before you apply. 

If you are an existing SHSG student in Year 11, you do not need to complete an online application form.  You will need to complete an A level Options Form instead which will be sent to your school email address.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for admission into Sixth Form  for September 2020 are:

  • 50 points from your best eight full GCSE subject grades (we will accept one non-GCSE equivalent qualification as one of the eight subjects); and
  • A minimum of grade 5 in English and Mathematics.  

Your GCSE grade will be your equivalent points score i.e. grade 7 = 7 points.  We do not include any points from GCSEs grade 4 or below in your overall points score.  We will also not include points from short courses. 

In addition to the general Sixth Form entry requirements, each A level subject has specific GCSE grade requirements.  You can find these in the course outlines for each of our A level subjects here or using the summary below.

Subject Choices

We offer a wide range of A level courses, from the traditional facilitating subjects such as Mathematics, English and Science, to the Social Sciences, Modern Foreign Languages and the Arts.  A full list of our A level courses can be found below.

All students will begin Year 12 with four A levels.  Students wishing to study Further Mathematics must also study Mathematics at A level.    Students are not permitted to study both Economics and Business Studies due to similarities in course content, and students are also unable to study both English Literature and English Language.

Application Process (external students)

To apply to Sixth Form, please complete our online application form by 31st January 2020.  When you submit your form, you will see an on-screen confirmation that the form has been submitted and the option to print your application.   You will not receive an email confirmation.

After the closing date for applications, we will contact your current school for a reference to confirm your predicted GCSE grades.  Once we have received a reference from your school, we will contact you via email to confirm whether we can offer you a conditional place at Sixth Form for September 2020.  Successful applicants will also be invited to our Sixth Form Induction Day on Wednesday 1st July 2020.  We aim to respond to all applicants by Easter.  

When you are ready to apply, you can access our online application here.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, entry criteria or A level courses for 2020, please contact us at