Sixth Form Admission


There will be more information on our website before the end of Term 1 and an open evening on Thursday 9th November 2023. 


 If you would like to be kept informed when more information is available, please complete the online form here.

Open Event - Thursday 9th November 2023 

More details to follow.

Entry Requirements 

The GCSE entry criteria below apply equally to internal and external applicants.

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, apart from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics which requires a 7 or grade A at GCSE.
  • Grade A or 7 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.
  • Students who wish to study Further Mathematics must achieve at Grade A* or 9-8 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.


More details to follows.

Key Dates  

What When
Open Evening Thursday 9th November 2023
Online application opens Friday 10th November 2023
Deadline for receipt of applications Friday 19th January 202
Deadline for receiving school references
(requested by Kendrick School)
Friday 2nd February 2024
Consultation meetings to be confirmed
Provisional offers made by Friday 9th March 2024
Deadline for accepting offer Friday 15th March 2024
Sixth Form Induction Day (compulsory) to be confirmed
GCSE Results Day Thursday 22nd August 2024
Sixth Form Registration day (compulsory) to be confirmed
Start of Term 1, 2023/2024 to be confirmed

How to Apply (External Applicants Only)

The application form is online and will be available below on Friday 10th November 2023 at 10.00am.