Sixth Form Admissions 2020
Admission to the Sixth Form is based on satisfactory GCSE results, with the addition of an informal interview for external candidates.
The minimum academic requirement for entry to Princethorpe Sixth Form is six GCSE grades at 9-5, including at least three grade 6s. Candidates are normally expected to have at least grade 6 in the subjects to be studied to A-level, however for Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Latin and the Sciences a grade 7 at GCSE is required.
If you wish to begin Economics or Law in Sixth Form, you will be expected to have achieved at least 6 grades in both Mathematics and English Language. If you wish to study Computer Science at A-level, you must have taken it at GCSE. If you wish to study Psychology at A-level you will need a minimum of a 5 grade in English and Mathematics, plus a 6 grade is highly recommended in a Science subject (ideally Biology).
If you are already at Princethorpe, the options procedure is explained to you through assemblies, meetings, tutorials and interviews.
If you are not yet at Princethorpe and are thinking of joining us, we would be delighted to welcome you. Please contact the Registrar, Vanessa Rooney and she will talk you through the process initially.
If you then decide to join us for your Sixth Form studies, you should complete a registration form by Monday 3 February 2019 and select your options provisionally, as our own Year 11 pupils do.
Sixth Form offers and Scholarship offers will be made week commencing Monday 23 March 2020.
The deadline for acceptance of Sixth Form places and Scholarship offers is Wednesday 22 April 2020.
Then it is a question of working hard for your GCSEs and waiting until the results are published.
For more information on Sixth Form Admissions 2020 see our Information Booklet below.
For external candidates, once actual GCSE grades have been advised to the Registrar by telephone in August, a confirmed offer will be made.
Confirmation of acceptance from a parent with £300 deposit is then required to secure the place. This deposit is refunded after the end of the final term which the pupil spends at Princethorpe.
The Head and Assistant Heads of Sixth Form hold interviews following GCSE results day for any prospective Sixth Former who has concerns about his or her choice of subjects.
Sixth Form Scholarships and Bursaries
At Sixth Form level there are a range of scholarships available, from Academic to Art, Drama, Music (including Organ) and Sports Scholarships. All scholarships are open to internal and external candidates.
The deadline for applications for Sixth Form Scholarships is Monday 3 February 2020, click on the button below for more information on the individual scholarships, requirements and the relevant process.
sixth form taster days
We offer specific Sixth Form Taster Days in December 2019 and January 2020.
To register your interest in a Sixth Form Taster Day please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The dates are Tuesday 10 December 2019 and Thursday 16 January 2020. The days will run from 9.15am to 5.00pm and are an informal opportunity for a small group of prospective Sixth Formers to visit the College for a selection of A-level subject taster lessons, a Q&A session with current Sixth Formers, lunch, a tour of school and a chance to meet the Headmaster and Head of Sixth Form.