Applying to Sixth Form

Applications for entry to St Anthony’s and St Aidan’s Sixth Form are welcomed from Year 11 students from St Aidan’s, St Anthony’s or any other academy or school from the City of Sunderland and surrounding areas.

As part of the application process we will ask you to complete an on-line application form (see link below).

We will gather basic information about you, what you are currently studying and how you may have performed in your mock examinations.

We will also ask you to write a personal statement of not more than 500 words, telling us about yourself and anything you think we need to know that is relevant to you studying in the sixth form.

This could include such information as:

  • love of a particular subject
  • career aim
  • relevant work placement
  • enrichment activities you take part in both within and outside of school/academy
  • opportunities you would like to experience.

 

Choosing your courses in Sixth Form

You are asked to choose at least 3 but up to 4 or 5 courses that you may be considering studying post-16.

We ask that you put these in rank order. We then build a timetable about the choices you want. By doing this we hope to give every student their first and second choices, and for the vast majority of students their third choice of subject.

Access to courses is subject to meeting the General Sixth Form Entry Requirements and Subject Specific Requirements that are listed below.

 

Deadline for Applications

The Deadline for Applications is Thursday 14th February 2019.

Applications received after this date will be accepted but it cannot be guaranteed that a student’s choice of subjects can given after this date.

 

On-line Application Form

Please click on this link to access the Electronic Application Form.

On-line applications have now closed (effective Monday 25th June 2019).

Any student who has not already applied but who wants to start Sixth Form in September 2019 should attend the Registration Day on THURSDAY 22nd AUGUST 2019 10am to 3pm at the St Anthony’s Site on Thornhill Terrace.

 

Post Application Procedures

Upon receipt of your application we will begin the process of considering your application. For those who are currently at St Anthony’s or St Aidan’s, we will ask your subject teachers about your suitability to studying the courses you have chosen. Those who are studying elsewhere, we will write to your academy or school asking for a reference, and we will also invite yourself and your parents/carers in have an informal meeting with a member of our sixth form team. This will give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and for our staff to get to know you.

Letters offering a place in Sixth Form, subject to the General Sixth Form Entry Requirements and Subject Specific Requirements being satisfied, will be sent out in late Spring.

 

Sixth Form Enrolment Day

Enrolment day to the Sixth Form is on Thursday 22nd August 2019 10am-3pm.

This is GCSE results day and applicants should attend St Anthony’s site with a copy of their GCSEs, where a Senior Leader will take you through the enrolment process.

If you have not done as well as you expected, please still come along and talk to one of our team to see how we may be able to personalise your programme of study.

 

 

General Entry Requirements 

Entry Requirements for Sixth Form to study 3 A-Level/BTEC courses are a minimum of 5 GCSEs including 3 at Grade 5 and 2 at Grade 4 or better.

Entry Requirements for Sixth Form to study 4 A-Level/BTEC courses are a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 7 or better.

Those students who have achieved between 5 GCSE Grades at 4 and the Standard Entry Requirement should talk to the Academy about individualised programmes of study based on a reduced list of options.

 

Specific Entry Requirements for Subjects

A Level

Course Entry Requirement
Art and Design It is desirable but not essential to have 4 at GCSE.
Biology Grade 6 in GCSE Biology and one other GCSE science and Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics or Grade 6 in both Core and Additional Science and Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics
Business Studies English GCSE Grade 5 and Mathematics GCSE Grade 5
Chemistry Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry and Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics or Grade 6 in both Core and Additional Science and Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics
Classical Civilisation Grade 5 in GCSE English
Computer Science Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics
Drama and Theatre Studies Grade 5 in GCSE English
Economics Grade 5 in GCSE English and Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics
English Language Grade 6 in GCSE English
English Literature Grade 6 in both GCSE English and GCSE English Literature
French Grade 6 in GCSE French
Geography Grade 6 in GCSE Geography
Government and Politics Grade 5 in GCSE English
History Grade 6 in GCSE History and GCSE English Language
Law  Grade 5 in GCSE English
Mathematics  Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics
Further Mathematics Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics but Grade 7 or better recommended
Media Studies  Grade 5 in GCSE English
Music  Grade 6 in GCSE Music and ABRSM Practical Exam Grade 5
Philosophy and Theology  GCSE Grade 6 in Religious Education
Photography No formal requirements
Physical Education  Grade 6 in GCSE PE or Grade 5 in GCSE Biology with evidence of commitment to school/club level sport
Physics  Grade 6 in GCSE Physics and Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics Or Grade 6 in both Core and Additional Science and Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics
Product Design – 3D Design Grade 5 in GCSE Product Design
Product Design – Textiles  Grade 5 in GCSE Textiles
Psychology  Grade 6 in GCSE English, Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics and Grade 5 in any GCSE Science
Religious Education No formal requirements
Sociology Grade 5 in GCSE English
Spanish  Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish

 

 

Other Level 3 Courses

Course Entry Requirement
Core Mathematics – Level 3 Mathematical Studies Students who have achieved a Grade 5 at GCSE Mathematics
BTEC Business Studies Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above preferably including GCSE Mathematics, GCSE English
BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above preferably including GCSE Mathematics, GCSE English and aGCSE Science
BTEC National Extended Certificate in Art and Design Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 preferably including English, Mathematics and a Grade B in Product Design, Art or Textiles
BTEC Extended Certificate in Engineering Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 preferably including English, Mathematics and a Grade B in Product Design or related GCSE

 

GCSE

Course Entry Requirement
English  All students who have not achieved a Grade 4 at GCSE English must follow this course. Those students who have not yet achieved a Good Pass of a Grade 5 are advised to re-sit in November in an attempt to do so.
Mathematics  All students who have not achieved a Grade 4 at GCSE Mathematics must follow this course. Those students who have not yet achieved a Good Pass of a Grade 5 are advised to re-sit in November in an attempt to do so.