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Sixth Form Admissions Information

Please click this link to apply to our Sixth Form.

If you are applying from outside of Kent, you may self-register for Kent Choices, or alternatively contact our Sixth Form Manager, Ms Archer, for an application form:  

Key Dates

Sixth Form Open Evening

No booking required

Thursday 4 January 2024 (6.00-8.00pm)

Sixth Form Open Morning

No booking required

Thursday 11 January 2024 (9.00-10.30am) 

Entry Requirements

As a basic entry requirement to join our Sixth Form, you must have achieved a minimum of:

  • 6 GCSE subjects at Grade 6 or above
  • a Grade 5 in English
  • a Grade 5 in Mathematics
  • the specific entry requirements for each A Level subject

Most applicants are advised to choose 3 subjects to study at A Level. However, some applicants are welcome to discuss the option of 4 subjects if there are spaces on the courses.

Choosing to study the Extended Project Qualification or Core Mathematics will be an additional course choice. Your study programme will also include timetabled supplementary study sessions and you will be expected to be involved in a Co-curricular activity such as: a volunteering or work experience placement; the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme; music lessons; or a regular sporting commitment.

All A Level courses are linear with examinations at the end of the two year course. Further details are given in the course descriptions.

Please note that if there are insufficient numbers, a course may not run. Further details on entrance criteria can be found in our admissions policy on the policy page of the school website.

Application Process

Following your application, we will require confirmation of your likely grades. Places will be offered purely on academic criteria, in line with our admissions policy.

We have a Taster Event in the Summer Term for you to speak to teachers and receive summer tasks to complete in preparation for your courses.


Year 11 Highworth students will meet with their Director of Learning after the PPE examinations to discuss their progress. They will also meet with a Senior Leader in March to discuss their options and future pathways.