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Each of our students in the Sixth Form at Stratford upon Avon School brings unique and differing qualities to our School Community and we seek to create an environment that allows all abilities and interests to thrive, develop and mature.

Stratford upon Avon School prides itself in being an inspirational Sixth Form. Our aim is to enable students to gain the best academic qualifications, to engage in a range of extra-curricular interests and leave us with good results and a personality and character both they and we can be proud of.

As well as providing access to academic study, we also believe that each senior student has a voice, and as such we have a very active Senior Student Team (SST) of whom we are very proud. The SST work tirelessly both within the school and out in the community, enhancing their skills in a variety of ways, and contributing something back to support the ethos of the whole school.

We currently have around 240 students in our Sixth Form and we operate a vertical tutor system within 4 Colleges (Fortune, Globe, Swan and Rose). Sixth form students are allocated to a  tutor group within one of the Colleges where they remain for the full 2 years of study.

Underpinning the Sixth Form is a dedicated team of professionals to help support student learning and provide advice and guidance throughout their time with us. This support aids their transition to either the world of work, access to further studies or Higher Education.

We believe we prepare our students to achieve the very best they can both now and into the future.

Admissions to Sixth Form

The deadline for sixth form applications is February 2021.  We will still accept applications after this date, however, if any subjects are fully subscribed, you will be added to a waiting list for that subject.  Waiting lists for oversubscribed subjects will remain in place until midday on Enrolment Day, after which time we will be able to confirm allocated places in classes. 

Stratford upon Avon School Sixth Form Entry Requirements

At Stratford upon Avon Sixth Form we tailor our course offering to achieve the best educational outcome for each individual student.   An accompanying schedule of supported study, Life Skills & Career development, and elective enrichment activities provide a personalised programme of study.

General Entry Requirements:

Our minimum entrance requirements are five GCSEs at Level 4-9 including English Language and Maths (GCSE equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis)

Please familiarise yourself with our subjects available for Sept 2019 by selecting the link on the right and going to our 'Subjects Offered' page.

Core Requirements:

  • Evidence of good attitude to study
  • Evidence of good attendance
  • Completed application form
  • Internal students school report and attainment data will be reviewed.

External Students:

Interviews have been cancelled due to coronavirus.  All applicants will be contacted as soon as we have any updates.  In the meantime, all applications will still require a satisfactory reference from your current/most recent school.

Important Dates for Admission:

  • Closing Date for Applications: February 2021
  • Selection Process: Feb-May 2021
  • Taster Days: July 2021 TBC
  • GCSE Results and Sixth Form Enrolment: August 2021

We are quite rightly very proud of our Sixth Form at Stratford upon Avon School.  If you believe you have the right ethos to do the very best you can, and make the most of your time with us, then we would be happy to receive your application to join us in September 2021.

Entry Requirements

Level 3 Qualifications- A Level Subject Entry Requirements (Level 2/GCSE)
Applied Science (Level 3 Extended Certificate) Two grade 5s in GCSE Science
Art (Fine Art - Drawing & Painting) Grade 5 in Art and / or evidence of Portfolio
Biology Grade 6,6 in Combined Science GCSE or if you have studied the Sciences separately, grade 6 in at least two, including Biology, plus a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics
Business Studies Grade 4 in Maths and English Language
Chemistry Grade 6,6 in Combined Science GCSE or if you have studied the Sciences separately, grade 6 in at least two, including Chemistry, plus a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics
Criminology (Level 3 Diploma) Grade 4 in English Language
Drama Grade 5 in English and an enthusiasm for Drama
Design & Technology Grade 5 in Design & Technology
Economics Grade 4 in Maths and English Language
English Language Grade 5  in English Language
English Literature Grade 5 in English Literature
Geography Grade 5 in Geography
History Grade 5 in English Language or History
Maths Grade 6 in Maths
Further Maths Grade 7 in Maths
Media Studies Grade 4 in English Language
PE (Physical Education) Grade 5 in Sport / PE or grade 5 in Biology or grade 5,5 in Combined Science (students are expected to currently participate in a competitive sport
Physics Grade 6,6 in Combined Science GCSE or if you have studied the Sciences separately, grade 6 in at least two, including Physics, plus a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics
Psychology Grade 6,5 in two Sciences and grade 4 in English Language
Photography Grade 5 in Art or Photography and/or evidence of portfolio
Sociology Grade 4 in English Language
Extended Project As part of our enrichment programme
Level 2 Qualifications  
GCSE English Language (re-sit) Subject to discussion with the school
GCSE Maths (re-sit) Subject to discussion with the school




Sixth form places will be allocated on the following basis:

  • Attainment of general entry requirement of five level 5 GCSEs including English Language and Maths
  • Attainment of subject specific entry requirements.

Oversubscribed Subject Allocation:

The criteria above must first be met then subject places will be allocated in the following order;

  • Students who already study at Stratford upon Avon School
  • The date applications are received