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All the information required to submit your Sixth Form application for 2022 entry can be found on this page along with the online application form. You will find the application timeline, Subject blocking details and an overview of the subjects offered along with the entry grade requirements. If you are having any issues or concerns with your application or how the process works you can email the Sixth Form team via You can find out more about the subjects offered at Sixth Form here or you can check out our virtual tour found here to hear from our students and staff about the subjects we offer and about life at Stratford.

Applications have now closed. If you are interested in a place for September 2022, and you have not already applied, please contact to discuss your request.

Application Process Timeline:

Nov – Jan

Applications received and acknowledged.

In the event a course becomes oversubscribed, places will be allocated in order of the date that the application was received.  (The earliest applications will therefore have an advantage, so we strongly recommend that you apply online to reduce any delays with your application)

January 31st

Deadline for applications

Though we do accept applications after this date, course choices may not be available.

By Easter

Offer letters sent out.

(External applicants are advised to check their junk/spam folder for offer emails in case they are redirected there by your email provider)


 We will arrange interviews with any students whose application may need more consideration

The offers will be accompanied by data requests for proof of identity (for external candidates) and other school required information and permissions. These data requests need to be completed for a student to be enrolled. Upon receipt of these data requests we will be able to fast track the enrolment process in August once the required grades have been confirmed.


Taster Event

Pre A level preparation work will be available in the Summer 2022 term.

The taster event will be held in school on the 27th June 

End of Summer Term

Homework Due in

Pre A level Preparation work deadline is 4th July 2022. Any issues can be resolved by visiting the Pre A level Preparation work page which will go live in the Summer 2022 term. 

25th August 

GCSE Results and Enrolment

Arrangements will be published during our taster event

All students wishing to join us should complete an enrolment form (this will be emailed to applicants the day before results day) with proof of GCSE grades attained. You will then receive an acknowledgement of your place.

(students who may have just missed any of the entry requirements for their requested courses can request a call to discuss their course options)

Please note, at this point if you have registered with us and received an offer but chose not to join us, any information we have regarding your application will be destroyed in line with our Data Protection policy.

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 2021 by 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:

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation we are undertaking a different version of our usual Open Events to find out more go to our Open Events Page

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 2022.

Entry Requirements by Subject

Level 3 Qualifications- A Level Subject Entry Requirements (Level 2/GCSE)
Applied Science (Level 3 Extended Certificate) Two grade 5s in GCSE Science
Architecture (Design Engineer, Construct) Level 3 Diploma Grade 5 in Mathematics and a grade 5 in a 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
Dance Grade 4 in English and Merit / 4 In Dance
Drama Grade 5 in English and an enthusiasm for Drama
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

Grade 5 in History (If History GCSE not taken then English Lang Grade 6)

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

Subject Blocking 

When choosing your three A level subjects you can choose one from each block.  Some subjects appear in two blocks to enable a greater range of combinations.  Further Maths A level can be chosen as a fourth subject.  If you are unable to get your subjects choices, then speak to a member of the sixth form team or careers who will be able to advise you of alternative subjects.


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