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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 2021 and require more information, please contact us via a website enquiry. Applications for students wishing to study at Ridgewood Sixth Form in 2021, will open from Thursday 15 October 2020. 

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.

All courses listed are subject to sufficient student numbers in order to make it possible to run them and courses may need to be withdrawn if the numbers of students wishing to undertake the course mean it is not viable.

 

Course

Level

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Applied Science

 

Level 3 - BTEC National Diploma

Minimum grade 4 GCSE in English Language and grade 5 in Maths plus an additional 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (of which 2 grades must be 4,4 in Combined Science)

Art, Craft & Design

Level 3 - A level

Minimum grade 4 GCSE in English Language and Maths plus an additional 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (one of which must be Art)

Biology

 

Level 3 - A level

Minimum grade 5 in English Language and grade 6 in Maths plus three grade 4s including grade 6 in Biology and grades 6 in either Chemistry or Physics, or grade 6,6 in Combined Science.

Business

 

Level 3 - Cambridge Technical

Minimum grade 4 in English Language and Maths plus an additional two GCSEs at grade 4.

Chemistry

Level 3 - A level

Minimum grade 4 in English Language and grade 6 in Maths plus three grade 4s including grade 6 in Chemistry and grades 6 in either Biology or Physics, or grade 6,6 in Combined Science.

Computer Science

Level 3 - A level

Minimum grade 4 in English Language and grade 6 in Maths. Plus three grade 4s and grade 6 in Computer Science.

Construction and

the Built Environment

Level 3 – BTEC National Extended Certificate

Minimum grade 4 in English Language and Maths plus two other GCSEs at least grade 4.

Digital Media

 

Level 3 – Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

Minimum grade 4 in English Language and Maths. Plus four grade 4s.

Criminology

 

Level 3 - WJEP Diploma

Minimum grade 4 in English Language and Maths plus three other GCSEs at least grade 4.

Design and Technology -Engineering

 

Level 3 – A Level

Minimum grade 5 in English Language and grade 4 in Maths. Plus three other grade 4s, including a technology subject at grade 5.

Economics

Level 3 - A level

Minimum grade 5 in English Language and Maths. Plus three grade 4s.

English Language

Level 3 - A level

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

English Literature

Level 3 - A level

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

Geography

Level 3 - A level

Minimum grade 5 in English Language and Maths. Plus three grade 4s including a grade 5 in Geography.

Health and Social Care

 

Level 3 – BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Minimum grade 4 in English Language and Maths. Plus four grade 4s.

Health and Social Care

 

Level 3 – BTEC Extended Certificate

Minimum grade 4 in English Language and Maths. Plus four grade 4s.

History

Level 3 - A level

Minimum grade 5 in English Language and grade 4 in Maths. Plus three grade 4s including a grade 5 in History.

Mathematics

Level 3 - A level

Minimum grade 4 in English Language and grade 6 in Maths. Plus three grade 4s, plus successful maths entry test.

Mathematics (Further)

Level 3 - A level

Minimum grade 4 in English Language and grade 7 in Maths. Plus three grade 4s.

Performing Arts

Level 3 – BTEC Extended Certificate

Minimum grade 4 in English Language and Maths. Plus two other grade 4s including either a Merit or a grade 5 in Dance, Drama, Performing Arts or Music.

Physics

Level 3 - A level

Minimum grade 4 in English Language and grade 6 in Maths. Plus three grade 4s including grade 6 in Physics and grade 6 in either Biology or Chemistry, or grade 6,6 in Combined Science.

Politics

Level 3 - A level

Minimum grade 5 in English Language and grade 4 in Maths. Plus three grade 4s.

Psychology

Level 3 - A level

Minimum grade 5 in English Language and grade 4 in Maths. Plus three grade 4s.

Religious Studies

Level 3 - A level

Minimum grade 5 in English Language and grade 4 in Maths. Plus three grade 4s.

Sociology

Level 3 - A level

Minimum grade 5 in English Language and grade 4 in Maths. Plus three grade 4s.

Spanish

Level 3 - A level

Minimum grade 5 in English Language and grade 4 in Maths. Plus three grade 4s including grade 6 in Spanish

Sport and Physical Activity

Level 3 – Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

Minimum grade 4 in Maths and English Language. Plus four grade 4s.

Sport and Physical Activity

Level 3 – Cambridge Technical Diploma

Minimum grade 4 in Maths and English Language. 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.