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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 Thursday 5 January 2023 (6.00-8.00pm)
Sixth Form Open Morning Thursday 12 January 2023 (9.00-10.30am) 

Entry Requirements

As a basic entry requirement to join our Sixth Form, you must have achieved at least 6 GCSE subjects at Grade 6 or above including:

  • at least Grade 5 in English 
  • at least Grade 5 in Mathematics
  • the specific entry requirements for each of your subjects

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.

Application Process

Following your application, we confirm with your school that you are on target to meet the entry requirements for the courses you wish to study by requesting a reference. Places will be offered purely on academic criteria. If you are on target to meet the entry requirements, you will be invited to a consultation meeting with a senior teacher in March to talk about your aspirations and allow us to get to know you.

We have a Taster Event in the Summer Term on FRIDAY 30 JUNE 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.

Please note that all events are subject to the latest national advice and guidance.