Sixth Form Admissions Policy
Sixth Form Admission Criteria
Hayesfield Mixed Sixth Form is a highly successful and inclusive co-educational Sixth Form.
- The School offers places to all students for whom we have suitable courses.
- In order to obtain a place, there are minimum entry requirements. Depending on the number of GCSEs you pass, you will take between three and five advanced level subjects and continue to study these for two years. If you need to, you will have to retake English or Mathematics GCSE.
- Year 12 students follow a study skills programme and many go on to take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). All students also undertake a wide-ranging enrichment programme.
- The school runs a well-developed and successful Early Entry programme to support students applying for Oxbridge, Medicine and Veterinary Sciences.
- Prospective students will be given the opportunity to visit the school (external applicants) and attend a meeting at which their options will be discussed.
- Applications should be made by Christmas, although late applications will be considered.
- Students will be contacted in writing confirming an offer of a place, subject to gaining the agreed qualifications, within one month of the arranged meeting date.
- Once students have accepted a place, it is secure and the School is committed to the student.
Minimum Entry Requirements
For A Level programmes students the entry qualification is:
- 6 GCSE Grade C/ Level 5 or better including either English or Maths to study 3 A-Level subjects. Subject teachers reserve the right to ask for a Grade B/ Level 6 in the specific subject or similar requirement for new subjects. These are listed against each subject in the information located on the website.
- 6 GCSE Grade B/ Level 6 or better including English or Maths to study 4 or more A-Level subjects.
Students who have 5+ Grade C/ Level 5 or better GCSE equivalent may be offered Level 3 BTEC courses from those on offer. Students who achieve the entry requirements for the Sixth Form through BTEC course are expected to continue BTEC study in the Sixth Form. All courses chosen are subject to an average GCSE point score analysis after results day and enrolment.
Every student without GCSE English Language and Maths must attend the planned resit lessons and examination.
As part of the Bath Education Trust there is a collaboration between Hayesfield, Ralph Allen School, Beechen Cliff School and the City of Bath College which enables students at all institutions the opportunity to study a wider choice of subjects and options.
Applications from students not studying in Year 11 at Hayesfield
A significant number of students transfer to Hayesfield Sixth Form. The admissions number for external candidates is 65, although this number may be exceeded if demand for courses can be met. 25% of admissions places in Year 12 can be boys.
In the event of the courses being oversubscribed by applicants who qualify, the following criteria would be applied to determine admission.
- Looked after Children (Young people in the care of a local authority).
- Those living closest to the school as determined by a direct line measurement between the home address and the school.