Joining our Sixth Form
Entry requirements for Year 12
Our standard entry requirements are 6 subjects at grade 6 or equivalent, including English and Maths, along with good school reports and attendance records. Alternative qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Pupils wishing to start on 4 A levels need 5 subjects at grade 8 including each subject they will be studying.
The waiting list
Places at Royal Russell School Sixth Form are oversubscribed to an average ratio of 4:1. We cannot, therefore, offer a place to all applicants. If we are not able to offer an immediate place, we may add a pupil’s name to the waiting list, should a place become available. We will explain this and next steps to you in full.
|Subject||Minimum GCSE Entry Requirements||Subject||Minimum GCSE Entry Requirements|
|Art & Design||6 in Art||Mathematics||7 in Mathematics|
|Biology||7 in Biology||Media Studies A level||6 in Media Studies, 6 in English Language|
|Business A level||6 in Business Studies, 6 in English Language||Media Studies BTEC||6 in Media Studies, 6 in English Language|
|Business Studies BTEC||6 in Business Studies, 6 in English Language||Music||6 in Music or Grade 5 in an instrument|
|Chemistry||7 in Chemistry||Music Technology||6 in Music or relevant subject|
|Computer Science||6 in Computer Science||Photography||6 in Art or similar|
|Design Technology||6 in Design Technology||Physics||7 in Physics and Maths|
|Drama||6 in Drama||Politics||6 in English Language|
|Economics||7 in Maths, 6 in English Language||Psychology||6 in English Language and 6 in Biology|
|English Literature||6 in English Language and 6 in English Literature||Religious Studies||6 in English Language (and Religious Studies if taken)|
|French||6 in French||Spanish||6 in Spanish|
|Further Mathematics||8 in Mathematics||Sport BTEC||6 in in English Language and 6 in PE|
|Geography||6 in Geography||The EPQ||7 in English Language|
|History||6 in History|
Sixth Form scholarships are available for pupils entering Year 12 and are awarded based on the number of top grades achieved at GCSE.
The award of a scholarship confers a status upon the holder and it is reflected in their reference when they apply for university and higher education. Scholarship holders are seen as an example to other pupils and are, therefore, expected to demonstrate high standards of work and behaviour in order to maintain their scholarship place. Scholarships are also subject to all normal terms and conditions in relation to the payment of fees.
Year 13 Entry Requirements
Pupils will need to secure a minimum of a C grade in Year 12 exams, which are sat at the start of the Summer Term, in order to continue studying that course into Year 13.