Admissions 2024


General Admissions

Admissions Information

There will be 220 places available for allocation across Year 12 and Year 13. We welcome and encourage applications 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 Bishop Wand School to make an application for our Sixth Form. Students are automatically considered for a place through the 16+ Options process.

June 2023

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

July 2023

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

October 2023

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

September/December 2023

16+ Options Guidance Meetings for all Bishop Wand Year 11 students with their parent/carers.

January 2024

Bishop Wand Sixth Form interviews for all external applicants.

February 2024

Conditional acceptance letters sent out

April 2024

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

August 2024

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 2024 admission is Friday, 15th December 2023. 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

For enquiries regarding Sixth Form Admissions, please use this link: 

Sixth Form Admission Enquiries

For all other enquiries regarding Sixth Form Admissions please email 



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