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Admissions and Entry Requirements

Note to Applicants

All courses are subject to viable numbers.

  • Submitting applications by the December before the year of entry will help ensure all choices are feasible.  However applications can be submitted and are still welcomed after this date.
  • Entry into the Sixth Form is specific for the individual courses, please see the requirements table below.

Procedure for Internal Applicants

  1. November 2019:
    Attend Sixth Form open evening, discuss options with subject teachers & mentor.
  2. November/December 2019:
    Attend Year 11 guidance interview, submit application for the Sixth Form. Interviews to start week commencing 20th November.
  3. March 2020:
    Receive offer.
  4. August 2020:
    Confirm offer, confirm choices and register for Sixth Form.
  5. September 2020:
    Commence Sixth Form courses.

Procedure for External Applicants

  1. November 2019:
    Attend Sixth Form Open Evening, discuss options with subject staff.
  2. November/December 2019:
    Submit application for the Sixth Form.
  3. March 2020:
    Attend interview at The Beaconsfield School.
  4. April 2020:
    Receive offer
  5. August 2020:
    Confirm offer, confirm choices and register for Sixth Form.
  6. September 2020:
    Commence Sixth Form courses.

Jackie Palmer Academy Links

We also work in conjuction with Jackie Palmer Academy. Details below.


Minimum Entry Requirements

A Levels traditional pathway (5 GCSE 9 – 5 grades including English and Maths)

 Art, Craft & Design              

 (Art, Photography or Textiles)

 GCSE Art, Photography, Textiles 6


 GCSE Combined or 2 x separate Sciences 6, Maths 6


 GCSE Combined or 2 x separate Sciences 6, Maths 6

 English Literature

 GCSE English Language & Literature 6


 GCSE Geography 6


 GCSE History 6


 GCSE Maths 7


 GCSE Spanish 7

 AQA Applied Business

 GCSE Business grade 5 if taken, if not taken English and Maths grade 5

IB Diploma subjects – Standard ( grade 4 minimum grade) or Higher(grade 6 minimum grade)

 Film Studies

 GCSE Media 4 if taken

 IB ICT in a Global Society

 GCSE computing or iMedia 4 if taken


 GCSE English, Maths & Science 6 (grade 4 if standard taken)


GCSE English, 6 (grade 4 if standard taken)

Level 3 and IBCP pathway (5 GCSE 9 –4grades including English and Maths grade 4)

BTEC Performing Arts Foundation Diploma

GCSE Drama 4 + audition

 BTEC Science Foundation Diploma

 GCSE Science 4

 BTEC Sport Foundation Diploma

 GCSE Sport 4 or BTEC Sport Pass