Sixth Form Pastoral

A Place for Being You…

After you apply, you will be invited to an informal interview to talk about your subject choices and why you want to join The Ridgeway Sixth Form. Our minimum entry requirements are 5 C grades at GCSE (or equivalent) in 5 different subjects.  Certain subjects may only accept students who have achieved a GCSE grade B or above in their subject area.

The Structure of AS and A levels is changing. The change will be in two phases, the first came into effect in September 2015 and phase 2 will be in September 2016. All subjects will be assessed by examination at the end of the course.Under the new specifications, AS levels will no longer contribute to A levels and will be a standalone qualification.  Under the new specifications, AS levels will no longer contribute to A levels and will be a standalone qualification.

Phase one subjects: English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature, the Sciences, History, Psychology, Art & Design, Sociology, Business Studies, Economics and Computing.
Phase two subjects: Maths & Further Maths, Modern Foreign Languages and Geography.

For all other subjects the consultation regarding the new specifications is on-going. Please contact the Subject Leaders for further information.

 

Requirement..To Study..Can Lead To..
6+ A*- B grades at GCSE (or equivalent) 4 A levels/BTEC equivalent at the end of Year 13 University (including Oxbridge & Russell Group) or employment
5+ A*- B grades at GCSE (or equivalent) 4 subjects, one of which will be taken as an AS qualification at the end of Year 12. The remaining 3 subjects will be taken as A levels/BTEC equivalent at the end of Year 13University (including Oxbridge & Russell Group) or employment
5+ A*- C grades at GCSE (or equivalent)

In at least 5 different subjects
3 subjects, all of which will be taken as A levels/BTEC equivalent at the end of Year 13University or employment
ProbationAll Year 12 students will go through a probationary period of 4-6 weeks to ascertain complete suitability for their chosen course. Students who are identified as struggling in certain areas may be guided onto an alternative course

Application Form

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Sixth Form Access Card & Deposit Contract

Please read this contract carefully. It is a binding agreement and will be adhered to.

  • All Sixth Form students must pay a £100 deposit via ParentPay for the use of text books during years 12 and 13. All books must be returned in reasonable condition at the end of the course whereupon the deposit will be refunded less the cost of damaged or lost books.
  • All Sixth Form students are required to have an ID badge and access card. These will be issued free of charge to students at the beginning of Year 12 to cover them through to the end of Year 13.
  • Students will be expected to return the cards, lanyards and holders when they finally leave the sixth form or £10 will be deducted from the book deposit to cover the cost of a replacement.
  • Students must wear their ID badge so that it is visible at all times, school lanyards will be provided. If students lose their cards they must purchase a replacement card which costs £10 and is non-refundable. Failure to produce your card will result in sanction in line with the sixth form disciplinary procedure.
  • Students are responsible for maintaining security of the school.
  • Lost cards could compromise security and therefore must be reported to the Sixth Form Team immediately.
  • Students must not under any circumstances allow anyone to enter into the school, or to allow students in the lower school to leave the site.
  • Failure to comply with these conditions will result in serious consequences and may jeopardise a student’s place in the Sixth Form.
  • Sixth formers will be allowed access to the site from 7:30am – 5:30pm Mon – Fri (term time only)

*Access to the site during the school holidays and weekends is strictly prohibited unless accompanied by a member of staff.

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