Topics: General Certificate of Secondary Education, GCE Advanced Level, Education in England Pages: 4 (1179 words) Published: September 16, 2013
Tolworth Sixth Form Admissions Policy

The following information outlines procedures for applications and admissions to Tolworth Sixth Form. Please read the information carefully.

1. Admissions criteria

The following criteria apply to all students intending to study Post-16:

• The minimum entry requirement for Tolworth Sixth Form is 5 GCSE grades A*-G or equivalents. • Applications will be processed in order of arrival with a closing date of the second Friday in January. • Existing Tolworth Girls’ School students will have priority over external applicants. • We will accept a minimum of 25 appropriately qualified students from external academic institutions in each cohort. • Students will only be admitted into Tolworth Sixth Form if i) a suitable course is available for them that is appropriate and meets their needs; ii) they are on a full-time course (comprises of a minimum of either a Level 2 Diploma or Cache course, three AS or A levels or a BTEC Double Award. The AS or A levels can be combined to create a full-time course. Two AS courses and a GCSE re-sit course does not constitute a full time course.) iii) they meet the minimum course requirements for their intended programme of study. These are as follows:

Level 2 courses
• The minimum entry criteria is 5 GCSE grades A*-G or equivalents, students should be fluent in written and spoken English and have followed GCSE courses during Year 11. • Students who have not achieved a grade C in GCSE Mathematics and/or English Language will be expected to attend GCSE re-sit courses in these subjects.

Level 3 courses
BTEC National / Certificate
• Students should have a minimum of 4 A* - C grades at GCSE (not equivalents), to follow a course leading to an equivalent Double A level Award.

AS Level Courses
• Students should have a minimum of 5 A* - C grades at GCSE (not equivalents) including English Language. •...
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