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Admissions to the sixth form

The capacity for the year 12 is 270, however the admission number for external candidates is 50.

Carlton le Willows Sixth Form presently only offers level 3 courses, mostly ‘A’ level.

All applications for places should be made on the sixth form application form. Applications are welcome throughout the year, but preferably are received by 1 March for a September start. Induction into year 12 takes place during the summer term and enrolment into the year 12 and 13 is carried out at the start of each academic year.

Admissions Criteria

Students will normally only be considered if they have achieved a minimum of a grade C GCSE in both English and mathematics.

As has always happened, every student will be considered on his or her merit for the subjects he or she wishes to study and many will get in without meeting the requirements which guarantee a place. This could mean that 5 A* to C grades at GCSE is sufficient for some students.

3 GCSEs at grade B (or higher) in the subjects to be studied, plus 2 or more GCSEs at grade C or above will guarantee a place for students taking 3 AS subjects plus general studies.

2 GCSEs at A/A* and 2 at grade B (or higher) in the subjects to be studied, plus at least one further GCSE at grade C or above will guarantee a place for students taking 4 AS subjects plus general studies.

These requirements do not include GCSE half course grades. Students will normally only be considered if they have achieved a minimum of a grade C GCSE in both English and mathematics, or a grade B if they wish to take the subject(s) at ‘A’ level.  For certain subjects, such as level 3 BTEC courses or where it can be established exceptional reasons apply, a GCSE grade C may be sufficient to study a course of choice.

Priority in the first instance for entry into our post-16 centre is given to: 

Children in public care who are ‘looked after’ at the time an application for admission is made or who the local authority can confirm has been looked after but has ceased to be so because they were adopted, or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order, immediately following having been looked after.

Where the number of applicants for admission exceeds the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit:

  1. Children who already attend the academy and meet the academic entry criteria.
  2. Children who do not presently attend the academy and meet the academic entry criteria.

In the event of any oversubscription of any of the above criteria proximity to the academy will be used with those living nearer being given priority. Distance measurements to be made ‘as the crow flies’ from home address to the main reception office of the academy

16-19 Bursary

The academy will provide bursaries to help students facing financial hardship to meet the costs of participating in sixth form education at Carlton le Willows Academy.

16-19 Bursary Policy | PDF
16-19 Bursary Application | PDF

Admissions Documents

Admissions Policy 2013 | PDF
Sixth Form Application 2013 | PDF