Sixth Form – Admissions Policy
It is our aim when considering applications to accept students onto a curriculum which will suit their learning style and encourage them to flourish academically. Judgements and offers will be made on an appropriate level of prior academic achievement and a positive attitude/aptitude for learning.
Method of Application:
Prospectuses will be available during the Autumn Term each year. All current Windsor students will be invited to the Sixth Form open evening, this event will be marketed locally and on the school website. Prospectuses will be specifically issued to:
- All current Year 11 Windsor students
- To students from other educational establishments at recruitment events
- Students visiting from other educational establishments
- Those making specific requests by contacting the school
Information, advice and guidance meetings are set up for every prospective Sixth form student, to provide expert professional support at a critical time of decision.
Entry Criteria for Courses:
A Level courses:
Students need to demonstrate evidence of a positive, self motivated approach to learning and a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above in five different subject areas (including English and Maths new equivalent grades).
Level 3 Courses (BTEC):
Students need to demonstrate evidence of a positive, self motivated approach to learning and a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and Maths new equivalent grades).
For both of the above pathways, individual courses may have subject specific GCSE requirements for entry – these are outlined fully in the prospectus each year.
Students who do not meet the entry criteria can discuss the courses that they want to follow with Sixth Form Director and may be given permission to join in exceptional circumstances.
Applications From Students Not Currently Studying in Year 11 at Windsor:
Each year a number of students can join our Sixth Form from other schools. Applications are welcomed from such students who wish to continue their studies at Windsor. The application process and entry requirements will be identical for both internal and external applicants.
Our admission number for external applications is a minimum of twenty. Where over subscribed we will give priority to applicants as follows:
- Looked after children.
- Siblings of students on the roll of the school.
- All other applicants.
In the event of the school being oversubscribed in any of the above criteria, places will be offered to those living nearest the school as measured in a direct line distance from the home to the school.
Applicants refused admission to our Sixth Form are entitled to appeal to an independent appeals panel.