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How do I apply to the Sixth Form at Ridgewood?

If you are interested in coming to the Sixth Form at Ridgewood from September 2020, our online application will be available soon. Paper copies can also be provided on request, and can be returned to school.

What are the entry requirements for admission to the Sixth Form at Ridgewood?

  • A level programme minimum criteria: 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths.
  • Vocational programme criteria: 4 GCSEs at grades 9-4, ideally with English Language and Maths.
  • You will also need to meet subject-specific criteria for individual subjects.
  • For most subjects offered at A level, you will be expected to achieve a minimum of a grade 5:  however, some subjects will require higher grades.
  • The opportunity to re-sit English OR Maths will be available and compulsory for students who have not achieved a grade equivalent to grade 4.

Please note: The entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publication. They remain subject to revision as further information is provided by the Department for Education regarding the structure and assessment of curriculum and qualifications. Ridgewood School reserves the right to review and amend these entry requirements and to consider the entry requirement for each student on an individual basis.

Our entry requirements and guidance are based on many years’ experience and links with universities and businesses in relation to future requirements.

All students who apply are invited to attend a one-to-one course placement meeting with a member of the Sixth Form Admissions Team. In this meeting, you will be given the opportunity to discuss your current progress, Sixth Form subject choices and future aspirations. An offer of a place in the Sixth Form will be issued following the meeting, if you meet our entry requirements. You will be able to finalise your course placement on GCSE Results Day, Thursday 20 August 2020, in a one-to-one course placement meeting with our specialist team of student support advisors. At any point leading up to this date, please continue to discuss with us any questions or issues which you might have.

Course

Specific GCSE Min. English Language

Specific GCSE Min. Maths

Additional GCSE requirements and guidance

Applied Science (BTEC National Diploma)

4

4

Plus three grade 4s.

Art, Craft and Design (A level)

4

4

Plus three grade 4s including Art.

Biology A level

5

6

Plus three grade 4s including grade 6 in Biology and grades 6 in either Chemistry or Physics, or grade 6 in Double Science.

Business (Cambridge Technicals Level 3)

4

4

Plus two grade 4s.

Chemistry (A level)

4

6

Plus three grade 4s including grade 6 in Chemistry, and grade 6 in either Biology or Physics, or a grade 6 in Double Science.

Computer Science (A level)

4

6

Plus three grade 4s and grade 6 in Computer Science.

Construction and the Built Environment (BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate)

4

4

Plus two grade 4s.

Criminology (WJEP Diploma)

4

4

Plus three grade 4s.

Economics (A level)

5

5

Plus three grade 4s.

Engineering (Level 3 Foundation Technical Level)

5

4

Plus three other grade 4s, including a technology subject at grade 5.

English Language (A level)

5

4

Plus two grade 4s and a grade 5 in English Literature.

English Literature (A level)

5

4

Plus two grade 4s and a grade 5 in English Literature.

French (A level) 5 4 Plus three grade 4s including grade 7 in French.

Geography (A level)

5

5

Plus three grade 4s including a grade 6 in Geography.

Health and Social Care (BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate)

4

4

Plus four grade 4s.

Health and Social Care (BTEC Level 3 Diploma)

4

4

Plus four grade 4s.

History (A level)

5

4

Plus three grade 4s including a grade 6 in History.

IT (Cambridge Technicals Level 3)

4

4

Plus three grade 4s.

Maths (A level)

4

6

Plus three grade 4s, plus successful maths entry test.

Maths (Further) A level

4

7

Plus three grade 4s.

Performing Arts (BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate)

4

4

Plus 2 other grade 4s including either a Merit or a grade 5 in Dance, Drama, Performing Arts or Music.

Physics (A level)

4

6

Plus three grade 4s including grade 6 in Physics and grade 6 in either Biology or Chemistry, or a grade 6 in Double Science.

Politics (A level)

5

4

Plus three grade 4s.

Psychology (A level)

5

4

Plus three grade 4s.

Religious Studies (A level)

5

4

Plus three grade 4s.

Sociology (A level)

5

4

Plus three grade 4s.

Sport and Physical Activity (Cambridge Technicals Extended Certificate/Diploma)

4

4

Plus four grade 4s.

What is the 16-19 bursary fund?

Young people who need some financial support to help them stay in education or training after 16 can apply to their school, college or training provider for the 16-19 Bursary Fund. The 16-19 Bursary is targeted towards those young people considered most in need of financial support. The Government has identified a priority group of young people and have asked that schools give priority to this group first and offer them a ‘Guaranteed Bursary’. After this group has been considered, the school expect to have a small amount of funding available for other young people in need of financial support. The school has set eligibility criteria to ensure the remaining funds go to those who are seen to need it most. Any young person who meets these eligibility criteria can apply for a ‘Discretionary Bursary’. This limited fund is available to support eligible young people with the costs of transport, food, books, educational visits or other course materials or equipment essential to successfully completing their programme of study. Please contact our Sixth Form Team for more information.