Entry Requirements and stages of application.

    Subjects offered at Highcliffe Sixth Form

     Acting/Drama  (BTEC L3)
    Business Studies (BTEC L3)
    English Language & Literature
    English Literature

    Extended Project Qualification
    Film Studies
    Fine Art French
    Further Mathematics
    Health & Social Care (Cam Tech L3)
    IT (BTEC L3)
    Media Studies
    Music Performing (BTEC L3) Music Technology
    Physical Education
    Product Design
    Religious Philosophy & Ethics
    Sport (Cam Tech L3)
    Textiles Design

    Sixth Form Admission Criteria 2018

    To meet our Sixth Form admission criteria, applicants must have attained six grade 4 and above at GCSE including English Language and Mathematics. (Maximum of two equivalents at Merit or above)
    A Grade 4 will be the equivalent of a grade C.

    Applicants wishing to study Mathematics must have attained at least a grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics, and those wishing to study Further Mathematics must have attained at least a grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics.

    Applicants wishing to follow an A Level course in Biology, Chemistry or Physics must have attained at least a grade 6 in a Science at GCSE.

    Course Pathways

    Mainly grade 7 – 9 at GCSE
    3 or 4 A Levels and the EPQ studied over two years with personalised additional enrichment that support preparation for adult life.
    Mainly grade 5-7 at GCSE
    3 A Levels and optional EPQ
    or 2 A Levels and a BTEC studied and optional EPQ studied over two years with personalised additional enrichment that support preparation for adult life.

    Mainly grade 4 at GCSE
    A mixed BTEC and one A Level programme studied over two years with personalised additional enrichment that support preparation for adult life.

    What next?

    Stage 1

    After the Open Evening, read at your leisure the course information, flyers and our prospectus. Applicants from other schools are welcome to contact the Sixth Form Office on 01425 282322 to arrange a tour of the school.

    On-line applications for the Sixth Form are now open. The deadline for applications is Friday 1st December.  The application form can be found on ‘MyHighcliffe’ for students currently attending Highcliffe School. Students currently attending other schools, please apply on-line using this link.

    Stage 2

    Apply online to attend our Taster Day. You will be asked to select 5 taster courses. On-line booking is essential for students who are currently attending other schools.

    Stage 3

    After we have received your application, you will then be invited to attend an interview. We will discuss your application and progress at school; we will also help you choose the most suitable pathway by exploring your career aspirations and current grade predictions. (Interviews take place in the Spring Term 2018)

    Stage 4

    If you are successful at interview, you will receive a conditional offer of a place. You will be asked to reconfirm your course choices in July. This helps us to build your timetable ready for September.

    Stage 5

    You will confirm your place on-line after receiving your GCSE Results. 

    Do not worry if you change your mind about the courses you wish to study. Amendments can be made subject to space on courses. 

    Any further questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01425 282322 or e-mail


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