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 ‘Business Enterprise & Finance’ and ‘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.
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 on the school website (goes live following Open Evening).
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 via the link on the school website (goes live following Open Evening).
The Sixth Form Open Evening will take place on Thursday 15 November 2018. Staff from each department will be available to answer questions. Detailed course outlines will also be available.
We will consider applications from all suitable students who apply by Friday 1 March 2019. Any applications received after this date will be placed on a reserve list.
Applications will be accepted following our Open Evening in November and interviewing will begin in December 2018. Students may wish to attend the Sixth Form Open Evening in November before submitting an application.
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 2019 are expected to attend a two-day induction course on 27 & 28 June. 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.
By the end of July 2019, students will be notified of an individual appointment with a member of the enrolment team. This will take place in August 2019.