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WCHS Sixth Form Entry Criteria: Minimum entry requirements

All applicants need a minimum average capped GCSE point score* of 6 (see table below).

All applicants need to have GCSE grade 6 or above in English Language (or English Literature) and Mathematics.

All applicants need to have GCSE grade B or above in the subject (or related subject) they wish to study, with exceptions in Mathematics and the Sciences:

  • Applicants wishing to study A level Mathematics need to have GCSE grade 7 or above in Mathematics.
  • Applicants wishing to study A Level Further Mathematics need to have GCSE grade 8 in Mathematics.
  • Applicants wishing to study A levels in either Biology, Chemistry and Physics must have studied Triple Science for GCSE and achieved GCSE grades AAB or above.

All applicants must be able to show to the school’s satisfaction that she has a right to reside in the United Kingdom and is entitled to State Education.

All applicants must be under 17 years of age on 31st August of the calendar year of proposed admission. (Any applicant for whom this is not the case should write to the Head of Sixth Form requesting consideration of their circumstances.)

The school will refuse admission to any applicant who fails to provide authentic, valid and bona fide documentation in support of her application.

Calculating Av. GCSE point score:

Points

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0
Full GCSE (A*-G) N/A A* A B C D E F G U

Full GCSE (9-1)

9

8

7

6/5

4

3

2

1

N/A

U

*average ‘capped’ GCSE point score is the average of the best 8 GCSEs.

Pathway 1 Applicants

In addition to the above, we would normally expect Pathway 1 applicants to achieve 9 GCSEs at grades A* and A (grades 7-9 for English and Mathematics), with a minimum of five at A* (grades 8 or 9). Exceptions may be made in specific individual circumstances. Please contact the school if you would like further clarification on this.

Oversubscription

Applicants for the Sixth Form may be in Year 11 at Woodford or following GCSE courses elsewhere.  In the case of over-subscription, places will be offered first to internal applicants, then to external applicants.  A minimum of 50 places will be offered each year for appropriately  qualified girls  from other schools.  The entry criteria (identified above) are the same for both groups.  Students are admitted  based on the availability of places in the timetabled classes for each subject.  In the event of courses being oversubscribed, then the following criteria will be applied to external candidates who fulfil the minimum academic entry requirements in order to determine admissions:

  1. Looked after children and those with a statement of special educational needs.
  2. Highest average predicted capped points score.
  3. Proximity to the school.
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