Wilson's School

Sixth Form Admissions

Sixth Form Open Evening

Our Sixth Form Open Evening will take place on Thursday 10 November 2016.  The programme for the evening is as follows:

  • 6pm to 7.00pm – Departments open for visitors
  • 7.00pm to 7.30pm – Talk for prospective Students and their Parents

Sixth Form Prospectus and Brochure

Prospectus for September 2017
Sixth Form Brochure 2017

Admission Criteria

for entry to the school in September 2017

Wilson's School welcomes applications from boys from other schools. Each year a number meet the entry requirements and are accepted into the Sixth Form.

Offers for places in the Sixth Form will be made on the basis of the following considerations: the number of A*/8-9 grades at GCSE (full course only) achieved from the following subjects: English Language; English Literature; Mathematics; separate sciences (namely Biology, Chemistry, Physics) or Dual Award Science (Science and Additional Science); French; German; Spanish; (other Modern Foreign Languages will only be considered if they form part of the standard curriculum at the candidate's current school); History; Geography; Business Studies or Economics; Art; Design Technology; Music; Latin; Classics; Religious Studies; PE and Sports. An A or B grade at AS level in any of the above subjects will be counted as an A* grade at GCSE. Subjects or qualifications not listed are not accepted. Only one Mathematics qualification is taken into consideration.

The same normal entry requirements for both internal and external candidates are:

  • a candidate must achieve at least six grade As / grade 7s at GCSE level from the list above;
  • a candidate must achieve at least an A / grade 7 in the subjects he wishes to study;
  • an A or B in AS ICT will count as one A* grade;
  • where there are special entry requirements to specific courses as set out in the table below, these entry requirements must be met to study the subject.

Places will be offered subject to availability on the candidate's chosen courses. There are a minimum of 10 places available for external candidates who have a birth date from 1 September 2000 to 31 August 20011. These places will be offered in rank order of A*/8-9 GCSE grades from the above list.
1 Note 1 above states “Education out of normal (chronological) age group: Children are normally educated in school with others of their age group; however, in exceptional circumstances parents/carers may seek a place outside of their son’s normal age group. Decisions will be made on the basis of the circumstances of each case. Parents/carers must state clearly why they feel admission to a different year group is in the child’s best interests and should provide recent professional evidence to support this." Further details of how to make such a request are available from the school.
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Right of Appeal

Parents/carers, and in the case of the entry to the Sixth Form the pupil, have a statutory right of appeal against a decision to refuse a place for which a valid application has been made