How and When To Apply

The window for 2021/22 Sixth Form applications is now open and the deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 5th March 2021. We will consider late applications although students may not get their main subject choices.

If you wish to join The Polesworth School Sixth Form @ Tomlinson Hall, then please read through all our course information and entry requirements very carefully and attend our (virtual) Sixth Form Open Evening, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday 21st January 2021, 6.00pm – 8.30pm. If you require any further information, then please contact the Head of Sixth Form or Key Stage 5 Student Support Manager. You should also discuss your course choices with your teachers, your parents/carers and careers staff at your school.

Applicants should complete our online application form by clicking here. Please note that the form must be completed in one go so please allow sufficient time. Please also ensure that you have your UPN number to hand prior to starting your application (this can be obtained from your school).

The majority of our students take 3 subjects in the Sixth Form. We want you to list your top 3 subject choices in order of preference and then give us 1 or 2 reserve choice subjects. Students whose GCSE predicted grades are all at grade 7 or above may request to take 4 subjects. Please note that if you want to take Further Maths, you must take 4 subjects and this must include the main Maths A Level.

The personal statement

This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, we will not automatically interview all applicants. Instead we will base most of our offers on your personal statement. This is where we want you to tell us about yourself, your interests, any relevant experiences to date, your academic strengths and career aspirations Most importantly, we want you to explain your subject choices to help us assess your suitability for your chosen courses. Your predicted grades at GCSE are also very important.

After you have applied

Once we have looked at your application we may send you an offer of a place for September, which will be conditional, based on your GCSE results, or we may ask you to attend an interview if we feel we need to discuss your application further. All offers will be confirmed to you in writing. Later in the academic year we will ask you to accept or decline your offer of a place in the Summer Term so that we can start planning our timetable If you decide to take up our offer of a place and achieve our entry requirements, then we formally register students for their courses on GCSE results day in August or on the first day of term in September.