Sixth Form Admission

The Open Evening for entry into Year 12 in September 2023 is on Thursday 10th November 2022. This event is ticketed and details on how to obtain a ticket can be found below.

The online application form is now live and can be accessed via the How to Apply tab below. The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 20th January 2023.


Open Event - Thursday 10th November 2022 

Prospective entrants into Year 12 for September 2023 are invited to attend our Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 10th November 2022. There are two sessions and entry is by ticket only, available through Eventbrite.

SESSION 1: 5.00pm to 6.30pm

5.00pm to 6.00pm - tours of the school and visit to subject areas
6.00pm - talk by the Headteacher, Head of Sixth Form, and current Kendrick students

SESSION 2: 6.00pm to 7.30pm

6.00pm to 7.00pm - tours of the school and visit to subject areas
7.00pm - talk by the Headteacher, Head of Sixth Form, and current Kendrick students

One adult and one student per family please. Each person attending will need a ticket (adult and student).

The subject areas will close for that session at the time of the talk, so please allow enough time for a tour and to visit the subject areas you are interested in. You will not be able to go back to the subject areas once the talk has finished.

There is no parking on the school site unless you have a registered disability and a blue badge. Please contact the school if this is the case.

Tickets can be obtained here.

Entry Requirements 

For entry into Kendrick School Sixth Form, applicants will normally have to satisfy the following minimum conditions:

  • 8 GCSEs (or DfE recognised equivalent) grades 9-5 or A* - B, two of which must be English Language and Mathematics.
  • BTEC Level 2 at Distinction*, Distinction or Merit will be accepted
  • GCSE short courses cannot be accepted.
  • At least a 6 or grade B at GCSE in the subjects to be studied at AS/A-level.
  • Grade B or 6 or above in the Higher Tier is an entry requirement for Mathematics and/or Science AS/A level courses. Students who have taken Foundation Tier GCSE courses in Mathematics and Sciences (rather than Higher Tier) are unlikely to have covered all the appropriate topics from which they can move on to A-level in the context of this school.
  • To study a Science subject it would be necessary for an applicant to have achieved at least a Grade B or 6 in Combined Science or Separate Science GCSEs.
  • Students who wish to study Further Mathematics must achieve at Grade A*-A or 9-7 in GCSE Mathematics.
  • Students would normally be expected to have studied GCSE in subjects they wish to study at A-level. In the case of Classical Civilisation, Economics, Philosophy and Sociology where the subjects may not have been studied at GCSE level, Grade B or 6 in English Literature and a Humanity would be required as a minimum condition of entry to the course.
  • Students living overseas at the time of application and not taking GCSE courses must provide evidence of the equivalence of their externally taken qualifications to GCSE by an official organisation (for example NARIC).
  • Students who are Home Schooled will be asked to provide a reference and predicted GCSE grades from a professional body. In the absence of a reference they may be asked to sit mock GCSE examinations at Kendrick School.


We offer the following subjects at AS and A Level:

Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, 
Computer Science, Economics, English Literature, French, 
Further  Mathematics, Geography, German, History, Latin, Mathematics, 
Music, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Sociology, Spanish
and The Extended Project Qualificatio

The Prospectus for September 2023 entry can be found here.

Key Dates  

What When
Open Evening Thursday 10th November 2022
Online application opens Friday 11th November 2022
Deadline for receipt of applications Friday 20th January 2023
Deadline for receiving school references
(requested by Kendrick School)
Friday 3rd February 2023
Consultation meetings to be confirmed
Provisional offers made by Friday 10th March 2023
Deadline for accepting offer Friday 17th March 2023
Sixth Form Induction Day (compulsory) Thursday 29th June 2023
GCSE Results Day Thursday 24th August 2023
Sixth Form Registration day (compulsory) Friday 25th August 2023 (remote)
Start of Term 1, 2023/2024 Tuesday 5th September 2023, 8.25am

How to Apply (External Applicants Only)

The application form is online and will be available below on Friday 11th November 2022 at 10.00am.


The deadline for completing the form is Friday 20th  January 2023.

Guidelines for completing the application form

Late Applications (received after midnight Friday 20th January 2023) 

Late Applications Applications received after the deadline will be treated as late applications, but will be considered if submitted by 1st September 2023. Late applications are those which are received after the closing date (20th January 2023) and so cannot be considered with the “gathered field” of on-time applications. Late applicants will be added to the Waiting List in order according to their ranking as determined by their predicted GCSE scores. 

UPDATE: Please note that we are not offering to applicants who live in Priority Area 2 or out of designated area, and it is unlikely, due to the number of applications, that we will be offering to those on our waiting list who reside in Priority Area 1. Therefore late applications will not be processed unless the applicant lives in Priority Area 1 and we are in a position to offer from our waiting list.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Below are some questions that have been raised by previous applicants.

What grades do you need in your GCSEs/BTECs to be offered a place in Kendrick Sixth Form?
Please see the entry requirements tab above.

How does being a pupil premium/service premium or a child in care affect my application?

If you are a pupil premium/service premium or a child in care (or previously in care) you will be eligible to be considered under category 2 of our over-subscription criteria.  This means, if you score 54 or above, you are more likely to be invited to a consultation meeting and provisionally offered a place at Kendrick School. The final offer will be subject to you achieving the grades specified above.

Do you accept BTEC's?
We accept BTEC Level 2s  Distinction *, Distinction and Merit and you can see their point score equivalent above.

Do mock exams have an impact on your application?
Mock exams may affect the predicted grades on your reference, which then may impact your application. You should always aim to do your best with all tests and examinations, whether or not they will an effect on your application.

What is a good combination of courses?
This is completely dependent on your future plans. Speak to your teachers your current school for advice or email

How does the application and acceptance process work?
You will need to complete an online application form by Friday 20th January 2023. Please don’t leave completing your application until the last minute as we cannot accept late applications. If you do not have access to a computer please contact the Admissions Team at Kendrick School and they will be able to assist you. On receipt of your application, we will request provisional subject grades from your current school and, depending on your point score, we will invite you in for a consultation week commencing 27th February 2023.  The consultation will last about 2 hours and will consist of a discussion with a senior member of staff and an opportunity for you to ask us any questions about the Sixth Form at Kendrick School.  The discussion will last approximately 20 minutes and the purpose is to discuss your plans for post-16 education and to ensure that Kendrick is the right place for you.  Don’t feel nervous about this, we simply wish to ensure that you will be happy here at Kendrick School and that we are able to offer you the subjects you wish to study.

Following the consultation we will let you know as soon as possible if we can offer you a place in the Sixth Form and the deadline for you accepting an offer of a place is Friday 17th March 2023.

Are the teachers helpful to students?
Of course! They are experts in their subject but they are also very aware that success doesn’t come easily. Lots of drop-in sessions and booster sessions are available and staff are often found at breaktimes, helping students with their work.