In November or December you will be invited to an interview with senior staff to discuss your academic progress to date and start exploring your future decisions. You register your interest in sixth form study at County Upper at this interview and make your initial provisional decisions about which subjects you want to study.
In the Spring term, we will ask you to indicate your intentions and register as a potential Sixth Former. You will need to complete an application form. This application form will be available from your form tutor or sixth form office from the beginning of January. If you decide not to register at this stage we will only make further contact with you if you ask us to. Students who do not
register their interest in studying a particular course at this point may not then be able to select that course in the future should they change their mind. This is because whilst every effort is made to accommodate choice, group sizes and staffing for the coming year are set in place. If there is a problem with your application or clarification is needed , we may ask to see you to
During August you will receive your GCSE results. It is at this point that you will know if you have achieved the grades required to be accepted onto the courses you wish to study. Your timetable will be based on the choices on
your application form. If you have not got the required grades, advice will be available and, where necessary, you will be invited to attend an interview with a senior member of staff.
The County Upper Sixth Form welcomes applications from students who are completing their GCSE studies in schools other than County Upper who both support our ethos and meet our entry criteria.
Study the course entry requirements carefully – these are available in the attached brochure.
If you anticipate you will meet the requirements complete the attached application form. Please ensure it is completed in full and make sure that all the contact details of your current school are correct.
Return your application form no later than the final application date.
Once your application has been received we will acknowledge receipt usually by email within the week. Please check if you do not hear from us.
We will process your application and ask your current school for an academic reference to confirm your potential to meet our entry requirements. Please inform your current school of your intention to apply to us.
Once we have received this we will invite you for an interview to discuss your aspirations, aptitude and subject choices. This interview will be in March 2022.
If this interview proves positive then you will receive an offer of a place (subject to you obtaining the required grades).
Following the GCSE results day in August you will need to email or send in evidence of your attainment at GCSE and confirm that you wish to join us in September.