Sixth Form Admissions

Copthall School 6th Form, rated ‘GOOD’ by OFSTED, has an exciting and varied range of A Levels and Cambridge Technical courses on offer.

In order to apply to Copthall School for the 6th Form, please complete the following steps.

All Applicants (both internal and external) to complete and submit the Application Form below. 

Once the form is submitted, parents will receive an email confirming the details that have been submitted.   

You will also need to tick a Declaration on this form

Deadline for receipt of applications is: 

Internal students

Deadline for internal applications 19 January 2024

Students invited to interview in March 2024

Student acceptance letters April 2024

External students

Deadline for applications 26 January 2024

Students invited to interview in March 2024

Student acceptance letters April 2024

Admission Information & Curriculum Statement of Intent 2023
Sixth Form Admissions Form

Courses and Entrance Requirements 

Our Sixth Form entry requirements are that all students will need to have obtained the following qualifications:

  • at least 4 GCSES at a grade 4 or a Pass equivalent in a vocational subject
  • obtained a grade 4 in at least English or Maths GCSE
  • Obtained the subject specific grade requirement for the subject they are applying for – see below table

Once these minimum requirements have been met students will then take one of two pathways:

Pathway One: Students will typically have a grade 4 or above in English and Maths and an average grade of a 4 in their other subjects. Students will study either a vocational selection of subjects, or a mixture of vocational subjects and an academic A Level, so long as the individual entry requirements are met.

Pathway Two: Students will typically have a grade 5 or above in English and Maths and grades 5-9 in other subjects. Students on pathway three will study a choice of academic or A Levels as long as they meet the entry requirements for each individual subject.



GCSE Entry requirements

English Literature

A Level

Grade 6 GCSE Language

Grade 6 GCSE Literature


A Level

Grade 6 Mathematics (high grade 6 or a 7)

Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics

A Level


Grade 6 in Mathematics

Grade 6 in Science

Grade 6 in Triple

Art/Art Textiles

A Level

Grade 4/5 in Art/Art Textiles

Spanish / French

A Level

Grade 5 in French / Spanish

History / Politics / Geography

A Level

Grade 5 in English and a grade 5 in a Humanities subject is preferable

Health and Social Care Diploma / Extended Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels)


Grade 4 English

Business Studies 


Grade 4 English or Business studies GCSE

Media Studies

A Level

Grade 4 GCSE English is desirable


A Level

Grade 5 in Maths, Biology and English – use judgement


A Level

Grade 5 in English

Alongside meeting the academic requirements above, attendance is expected to be on average above 95% and students are expected to have an excellent behaviour record in order to be offered a place at Copthall Sixth Form.