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WCHS Sixth Form Entry Criteria: Minimum entry requirements

All applicants need a minimum average capped GCSE point score of 6. This is arrived at by calculating the average of the best 8 GCSEs.

Calculating Av. GCSE point score:

Points

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

Full GCSE (9-1)

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

U

Legacy & IGCSE

 

A*

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

U

If studying IGCSEs please substitute the relevant grade equivalent for any numerical grade referred to below.

All applicants need to have GCSE grade 6 or above in English Language (or English Literature) and Mathematics. 

All applicants need to have GCSE grade 6 or above in the subject (or related subject) they wish to study, with exceptions in Mathematics and the Sciences:

  • Applicants wishing to study A level Mathematics and/or Physics need to have GCSE grade 7 or above in Mathematics.
  • Applicants wishing to study A Level Further Mathematics need to have GCSE grade 8 or above in Mathematics.
  • Applicants wishing to study A levels in either Biology, Chemistry and Physics must have studied Triple Science for GCSE and achieved grade 7 or above in the specific subject they wish to study at A Level.

All applicants must be able to show to the school’s satisfaction that she has a right to reside in the United Kingdom and is entitled to State Education.

All applicants must be under 17 years of age on 31st August of the calendar year of proposed admission. (Any applicant for whom this is not the case should write to the Head of Sixth Form requesting consideration of their circumstances.)

The school will refuse admission to any applicant who fails to provide authentic, valid and bona fide documentation in support of her application.

Pathway 3 Applicants (ie 4 A Levels)

In addition to the above, Pathway 3 applicants must achieve a capped average points score at GCSE of at least 8. Exceptions may be made in specific individual circumstances. Please contact the school if you would like further clarification on this.

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