Sixth Form Admissions

Copthall School 6th Form, rated ‘GOOD’ by OFSTED, has an exciting and varied range of A Levels and Cambridge Technical courses on offer.

In order to apply to Copthall School for the 6th Form, please complete the following steps.

All Applicants (both internal and external) to complete and submit the Application Form below. 

Once the form is submitted, parents will receive an email confirming the details that have been submitted.   

You will also need to tick a Declaration on this form

Deadline for receipt of applications is: 

Internal students

Deadline for internal applications 20 January 2023

Students invited to interview in March 2023

Student acceptance letters April 2023

External students

Deadline for applications 28 January 2023

Students invited to interview in March 2023

Student acceptance letters April 2023

Admission Information & Curriculum Statement of Intent 2022
Sixth Form Admissions Form

Courses and Entrance Requirements 

Our Sixth Form entry requirements are streamlined into pathways, there are different entry requirements for each pathway.  

Pathway Two: Students will typically have a grade 4 or above in English and Maths and an average grade of a 4 or above in their other subjects. Students will study either a vocational selection of subjects, or a mixture of vocational subjects and an academic A Level, so long as the individual entry requirements are met. 

Pathway Three: Students will typically have a grade 5 or above in English and Maths and grades 5-9 in other subjects. Students on pathway three will study a choice of academic or A Levels as long as they meet the entry requirements for each individual subject. 

Students must have passed their English or maths GCSE to meet the admissions requirements for study at Copthall Sixth Form. We are unable to accept students who have not passed either subject.  

Criteria for specific subjects is listed below. 



GCSE Entry requirements 

English Literature 

A Level 

Grade 5 GCSE Language 

Grade 5 GCSE Literature 


A Level 

Grade 6 Mathematics 

Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics 

A Level 


Grade 6 in Mathematics 

Grade 6 in Science  

Grade 6 in Triple 

Art/Art Textiles 

A Level 

Grade 4/5 in Art/Art Textiles 


A Level  

Grade 5 (preferably 6) Mathematics 


A Level 

Grade 5 in French  

History / Politics / RE / Geography

A Level 

Grade 5 in English and a grade 5 in a Humanities subject is preferable  

Health and Social Care Diploma / Extended Diploma 


Grade 4 English 

Business Studies   

A level 

Grade 4 English or Business studies GCSE 

Media Studies 

A Level 

Grade 4 GCSE English is desirable 


A Level 

English or Maths at grade 4 or above 


Technical Certificate at level 3  

English or Maths at grade 4 or above  


A Level 

Grade 5 in Maths, Biology and English 


A Level 

Grade 5 in English 


Alongside meeting the academic requirements above, attendance is expected to be on average above 95% and students are expected to have an excellent behaviour record in order to be offered a place at Copthall Sixth Form.