It is essential that you discuss your ideas fully with teachers and parents. Further details of the content of courses may be obtained from the appropriate Head of Department. Applications should be submitted electronically via the link.
Students who join Bay House from other schools are full and equal members of the Sixth Form. At present, the Sixth Form contains students from more than a dozen schools other than Bay House, amounting to approximately half of the total student body.
Further information on how to apply can be obtained either from the careers staff of your present school, if you live locally, or the Sixth Form Office at Bay House, or online.
Applications should be submitted electronically when the application process opens on Friday 11th November 2022.
All students entering the Sixth Form follow a weekly timetable of twenty-five 1 hour periods.
As well as examination courses, students’ programmes normally include short courses, physical activities/work experience or community involvement and private study. Many combinations of courses are available, but whilst the School will endeavour to satisfy every reasonable request, staffing and other considerations may rule out some options.
Students joining the Sixth Form should have achieved a minimum of 6 standard GCSE passes (grade 4-9), with a strong pass (grade 5 or higher) in at least 4. Please see individual course outlines on the course information page for further details. In addition Students who wish to take two or more from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths will need at least one grade 7 in a relevant science or Maths GCSE.
We also offer Alternative Level 3 Pathways in ‘Healthcare’ – reduced entry requirements for these courses can be found on the course information pages.
All students entering the Sixth Form follow a fortnightly timetable of fifty one-hour periods. As well as examination courses, students’ programmes normally include enrichment courses and private study. Many combinations of courses are available, but whilst the School will endeavour to satisfy every reasonable request, staffing and other considerations may rule out some options.
The Sixth Form Open Evening will be held on Thursday 10 November 2022.
We anticipate that interviews will begin in January 2023.
All students applying by the deadline date will be interviewed and notified of the outcome by the beginning of the Summer Term.
Students planning to enter the Sixth Form in September 2023 are expected to attend a two-day induction course which will take place after completion of GCSE examinations. This will include ‘taster courses’ in all subjects, run mainly by staff programmed to teach the new Lower Sixth the following term.
Important dates relevant to new sixth formers will be published in the official acceptance letter sent to students early in the Summer Term.
Enrolment will take place following GCSE results day.