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Application Process

All pupils wishing to apply should complete an application form and return this to the school. Applications can be made from the beginning of each academic year, in September, and all applications must be made before the end of March in the following year. Applications received after this date cannot be considered.  

A Year 11 Options Evening takes place on Thursday 7th December 2017 at 6pm at the school.   The purpose of the evening will be to provide information on the Sixth Form at Skinners’, our expectations, our courses and how to apply. This is also an opportunity to gather further information about specific A-Level courses.  Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet subject staff and subject prefects who will be available to answer any questions about the courses.  External students are warmly invited to attend this evening, together with their parents.  To book a place at this evening please follow the link below:

Admissions Criteria 

Entry to the Sixth Form at Skinners’ is not automatic, although in practice almost all students at Skinners’ do proceed into the Sixth Form. We also expect students to demonstrate a level of maturity and self-discipline appropriate to the Sixth Form.

All prospective Sixth Form students must make an application. They are expected to achieve: 

  • A total of 50 points over their best 8 GCSEs, normally including Maths, English, Science and a modern Foreign Language. Each GCSE is given a value which is the sameas the grade awarded: 9 = 9 points, 8 = 8 points, 7 = 7 points etc).
  • At least a grade 7 at GCSE in the following subjects, in order to study that subject at A level: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, French and German. 
  • At least a grade 4 in English and Maths at GCSE.

Once we receive your application we apply for a reference and your predicted GCSE grades from your current school.  Provisional offers are then made and an induction morning or afternoon is arranged during the summer term.  On GCSE results day we ask that you contact us to confirm your place if you have achieved the required grades.

Application form for entry to the school in September 2018 can be downloaded here.