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Applying for 6th Form

This year applications will be different and will be online. All year 11 students at The John of Gaunt School will receive an email where they will need to register and select their choices. We would like your applications in by 14th December. Applications after this date will still be considered.

If you are a year 11 student attending another educational establishment, please email sixthform@jogschool.org for further details.

Students will be studying 3 A levels which will only consist of external assessment at the end of Year 13. The only subjects where we plan to offer AS qualifications are Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. An AS is now a stand-alone qualification that equates to 40% of an A level in terms of UCAS points. We have chosen to continue with this approach in these subjects to support students with the step up from GCSE to A level.

Some students will take a combination of A levels and BTECs. Again, students will study courses that are the equivalent of 3 courses. For example, some students might take the BTEC Health and Social Care (double, which is equivalent to 2 A levels) and A level Psychology; this would make a total of 3 academic courses as their core learning package.

All students will also make a choice from our Personal Enhanced Offer. This choice will be made when completing the application form. Our offer will include the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), Further Maths and work experience.

For students who achieve 8 or more grade 7s or above at GCSE, studying a fourth A level will be considered.

When students complete their application forms, they should select 3 subjects plus a reserve. This will help us to cater for as many needs as possible. Please do make sure the subjects are in preferential order, as requested in the application form. Please submit completed applications by December 14th 2020. Late applications will be considered but curriculum choices may be affected.

Our column structure changes each year to reflect student applications.

Any student entering the Sixth Form without a GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths will have to re-sit this course.

If you have any queries, please do get in touch with the Sixth Form office on 01225 762637 ext 205 or email sixthform@jogschool.org

The John of Gaunt School Individual Subject Entry Requirements 2021

A Levels

Art

GCSE Art at grade 5 or above

Biology

GCSE Biology at grade 6 or above OR grades 66 or above in GCSE Combined Science

Business Studies

GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above and GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade 5 or above

Chemistry

GCSE Chemistry at grade 6 or above OR grades 66 or above in GCSE Combined Science

Computer Science

GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above

English Language and Literature

GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade 5 or above

English Literature

GCSE English Literature at grade 5 or above

French

GCSE French at grade 5 or above on the Higher Tier papers

Geography

GCSE Geography at grade 5 or above

History

GCSE History at grade 5 or above

Law

GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 5 or above

Maths

GCSE Maths at grade 7 or above

Further Maths

GCSE Maths at grade 8 or 9

Media Studies

GCSE Media at grade 5 or above OR GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade 5 or above

Physics

GCSE Physics at grade 6 or above OR grades 66 or above in GCSE Combined Science. Students must also be studying A level Maths

Psychology

GCSE Maths at grade 5 and above OR a Science GCSE at grade 5 and above

Photography

Please see Pathways document to make sure your GCSE’s are suitable for A’ Level study.

All students will be required to present a recently completed portfolio of photographic work at interview

Religious Studies

GCSE RE at grade 5 or above. If RE hasn’t been taken, a grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language or English Literature

Sociology

GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade 5 or above

Spanish

GCSE Spanish at grade 5 or above on the Higher Tier papers

 BTEC/Vocational

Applied Science

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science (one award, equivalent to 1 subject)

GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above and Science at grade 4 or above OR grades 44 or above in GCSE Combined Science

Health and Social Care

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (one award, equivalent to 1 subject)

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

(two awards, equivalent to 2 subjects)

Level 2 BTEC HSC at Pass or above OR GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade 4 and above and a Science GCSE at grade 4 or above

Performing Arts

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (one award, equivalent to 1 subject)

GCSE Expressive Arts, Music, English Language or English Literature or Drama at grade 4 or above

Sport

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical in Sport & Physical Activity Extended Certificate (one award, equivalent to 1 subject)

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical in Sport & Physical Activity Diploma

(two awards, equivalent to 2 subjects)

Cambridge National Sport Science Level 2 Pass or above OR Level 2 BTEC Sport at Pass or above OR GCSE PE at grade 5 or above and a GCSE Science at level 4 or above

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Music Performance (one award, equivalent to 1 subject)

Please see Pathways document to make sure your GCSE’s are suitable for A’ Level study.

Students also need to be able to play an instrument or voice at grade 4 or above.

 

  • Individual circumstances will be considered where the subject has not been taken at Level 2.
  • This must be read in conjunction with our Pathways document to ensure students have the correct number of GCSEs overall for their chosen Pathway.