Applying to Sixth Form
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How to Apply
The following entry requirements for admission to Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School's Sixth Form have been agreed to and are upheld by our governing body:
Year 11 students at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School will be given priority however they are still required to apply for a place via an expression of interest and a pre-admission meeting.
They will only be admitted in September providing the necessary entry requirements are met (please see below).
Applications from students currently attending other schools are welcome and we allocate approximately 30 places each year to new students looking to join Cardinal Heenan. Applicants must first fill out the online form above, to provide the school with basic information about your application. The student and parents will then be invited to make an appointment to have a tour of the school and meet with a member of the sixth form team.
The entry requirements are the same for all applicants to our sixth form:
- To study four A Level subjects you must have five separate GCSE passes A*-C (including English)
- To study for a BTEC with us you must have achieved a Merit at BTEC First Diploma level, a Grade C or above in English plus a GCSE A*-C grade in one other subject.
Over Subscription Criteria
Where the number of external applications exceeds the number of places available the school’s governing body will take into account a number of different factors when determining individual applications, these include:
Whether the applicant is a Looked After Child, if they have a sibling at the school (this includes full, half or stepbrothers, adopted and foster brothers who are living at the same address and are part of the same family unit) or if they attend a partner school.
In the event of any over-subscription in the number of applications made under any of the categories above, then places will be offered first to those living nearest to the school premises.
Please note extra students can sometimes be accommodated over the admission number if the chosen course of study is not full.
Students are generally admitted to our sixth form at the start of the autumn term however there may be some occasions when students are able to transfer or join us mid-year.
Any student refused the offer of a place in the Sixth Form has the right of appeal to an independent appeals panel; please contact the school office for further information.
Where the school has made the offer of a place in the Sixth Form on the basis of a fraudulent or intentionally misleading application, which has effectively denied a place in the Sixth Form to a student with a stronger claim, the offer of a place will be withdrawn.
SIXTH FORM COURSES
A LEVELART AND DESIGN
ART AND DESIGN (FINE ART)
ART AND DESIGN (PHOTOGRAPHY)
SPORT (MIXED MARTIAL ARTS)
The headteacher provides strong leadership to the school. Newly appointed senior leaders have strengthened the school's capacity to improve outcomes for all pupils.
The leadership of teaching is good. The quality of teaching is improving quickly; professional development is a strong feature of the school.
Progress in modern foreign languages is outstanding.
Teachers build strong relationships with pupils to aid learning.
Learners in the sixth form achieve well and the provision is very well led and managed.
The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.
Pupils have an excellent understanding of British values and the nature of life in modern Britain.
The school provides good care and support to pupils. It works effectively with other services to keep vulnerable pupils safe.
Pupils receive high-quality careers guidance and advice.