Admissions 2023

General Admissions 

Admissions Information 

There will be 220 places available for allocation across Year 12 and Year 13. We welcome and encourage application from other schools. 

Academic requirements 

The minimum entry requirement to study at The Bishop Wand Sixth Form is 5 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above. Please note that the specific entry requirements for many of our subjects is grade 5 or higher at GCSE and many courses require English and Maths at a good level too. Please refer to our course booklet (subject to change) for the entry requirements for each course. 

Application Process for Bishop Wand students 

There is no requirement for students who attend The Bishop Wand School to make an application for our Sixth Form. Students are automatically considered for a place through the 16+ Options process. 

June 2022 

16+ Options Evening – talks about the pathways open to students at age 16. Open to parents/carers and existing BW students and students from other schools. 

July 2022 

16+ Taster Day – Open to existing BW students. A chance to try some of the courses on offer at our Sixth Form. 

October 2022 

Open Morning – Another chance to discuss your choices with teachers and students. 

November/ December 2022 

16+ Options Guidance Meetings for all Bishop Wand Year 11 students with their parent/carers (via Teams) 

January 2023 

Bishop Wand Sixth Form interviews for all external applicants. 

February 2023 

Offer letters sent out 

March 2023 

Final option blocks published and students select their final subject combination. 

July 2023 

Induction Day 

August 2023 

GCSE Results Day and Sixth Form Enrolment 


Application process for students applying from other schools 

Please express your interest in our Sixth Form by completing the form below. This will mean you will receive information about all events designed to help you make a decision about your 16+ options. The application deadline for 2023 is December 2022. Applications received after this date will be considered but will not be given priority. We will then contact you to arrange a Sixth Form Interview. Students offered a place to study here will be invited to the Induction Day and will be expected to enrol on GCSE Results Day. 

Please complete your application form using this link: Sixth Form Application Form

Enquiries regarding Sixth Form Admissions: Sixth Form Admission Enquiries


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