How to apply
Applications open on Friday 13TH OCTOBER 2023 .
All applications should be submitted electronically by logging onto our application website:
Once you have submitted your application you will receive an email confirming the next steps (please check your spam folder if you do not receive this).
External candidates will be invited to attend an interview with a parent/carer, while internal candidates will be called for interview during the school day.
These are held in the summer term following the exam season so that you can experience a range of sixth form lessons to help you confirm your final course choices. Information about these will be sent out nearer the time.
If you have any questions about the Sixth Form or the application process, please don’t hesitate to call us on the following numbers:
Bay House Year 11 pupils
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 from other schools
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 13th October 2023.
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 12 October 2023.
We anticipate that interviews will begin in December 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 2024 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.